Coverless Book Bundles

This is one of those posts I’m almost embarrassed to write…

You know, because they’re so unbelievably easy that I wonder if you’ll just roll your eyes at me?

Like my Sharpie pillows

Or the burlap wrapped rosemary trees

Or my no-sew napkins.

This, my friends, is just what it looks like: coverless book bundles.

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

Or, in less eloquent terms, books I got for almost nothing at the thrift store and ripped the covers off.

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

And just to pretend this is a more complex or creative craft than it really is, I took pictures for you… of what you need: twine, greens, and four $0.25 books from the thrift store.

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

And of how to do it.

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

And no, there are no tricks.  No warnings.  No special techniques.  Just get rid of a little pent-up aggression and tear into them.  Then bundle them up with twine…

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

Stick some faux greenery in, and smile.

So pretty! Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

I like it best with old books with yellowed pages.

So pretty!  Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

You may have noticed them on my mantel in my 10 tips for a fresh, cozy look for winter.

10 easy ways to bring a fresh and cozy look to your home | maisondepax.com #winter #decor #decorating

But I think the neutrals make them perfect for any season.  In fact, I might just be embarrassingly simple and non-creative all year long. 😉

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So pretty! Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

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Comments

  1. I do something similar but I don’t rip off the book covers. I cover the books in brown paper (wrapping paper, or even brown paper bags), then use the twine and some sort of decorative closure item.

  2. Gorgeous. a beautiful way to decorate with books . I invite you ti share at my Thursday hop Hugs!

  3. This is so cute, thanks for sharing!

  4. I love these & I’m am definitely going to do this, it’s a perfect little accent piece. They look very Restoration Hardware-ish! I would love for you to share this at our link party Wednesday!

  5. Fabulous! Plus this will cost me nothing since I already have everything laying around the house :) What I really love is that I can see this, love it and go do it NOW. I don’t need to go shopping, learn a new technique or have talent LOL I just adore this kind of decorating…thank you!

  6. thanks for sharing Rachel, they look really sweet dont they. lovely. Thank you for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine, So great to have you join us, kind regards Eliza & Bel x

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