Vintage Alphabet blocks DIY book holder
This DIY book holder was Walter with cute alphabet block paper, Mod smorgasbord and a spice rack from the hardware store.
It’s always easy to have a bookshelf in a nursery, so this lil’ type fits on the top of a chest of drawers. It would make a great gift, and you can personalize with the colors and paper of your choice.
most of the time I’m just jealous, Walter’them s cool vintage book collection! You will keep to read, for the book-holder-tutorial.
I love books, especially children's picture books. And I thought, this little book holder would make a lovely addition to any child’s game room or children's room. It is really easy to make!
This tutorial is for the exact one I made, but you can change the dimensions and use whatever paper you like.br>DIY-book-holder
2 (5 x 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ -) wood squares
3 dowels, I used 11″ x 1/2″ (most of the craft stores in my area sell a bag in a variety of widths for a Dollar)
1/2″ Drill bit OR the size of your dowels
FolkArt acrylic paint – Motor Red
Scrapbook-paper – two sheets of
Mod smorgasbord of Hard Coat
Cut two (5 x 5 1/2″ x 3/4″) a piece of wood and drill holes in one side. Use the template above for the measurements. Drilling holes for the left side and the other for the right side. Your finished holes that look like a “L” Form.
Then prime and paint. I used Kilz primer and FolkArt Engine Red. TIP: For the dowels, I splashed some color on a heavy-duty paper towel and rubbed it into the dowel.
I decoupaged both sides of both wood blocks with paper and Mod-hodgepodge. Take a cutter knife and cut a criss-cross in the hole section. You have to wait 15 minutes to dry and scrape the paper from the three holes.
I used a little glue to together know to you all. Insert all three dowels on a piece first and then add the next piece.
TIPS: Use a cotton swab to apply the glue in the hole. Use a small piece of wood against the end of the dowel and gently hit the dowel in the hole. Let it dry for about an hour.
seal the entire holder with Mod-hodgepodge. Let it dry overnight. Ready to add some books and place it on a chest of drawers. This handy little BOOK HOLDER keeps all those little baby Board books in the vicinity for a good night story!
This would be great for the organization of books in a child's room or game room, no?