Spring Book Stack

Here is a small book stack project for Spring. First, for those of you that may be concerned, no books were harmed during this DIY project...

Spring book stack

I began this project with 3 pieces of wood the same size. 

sanded bindings on 3 wood stacks

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I wanted this book stack to be small enough for a tiered tray so I used wood pieces that were 4" x 3". 

I used an electric sander to round one edge of each piece like a binding would be. 

For the top book I found a botanical picture from the Graphics Fairy. 

botanical prints

I printed the picture on textured card stock. 

I used this fun Mod Podge technique to attach the picture to the top of one block. 

First I coated the block with Mod Podge then let it dry. 

mod podge on wooden block

I used this handy craft iron and a piece of parchment paper to attach the paper to the Mod Podge. 

You can read more about this technique in this project. 

glued on botanical print

Next, I printed out 3 words on card stock using Pic Monkey and cut them out to fit the binding sides of my wood pieces. 

plant grow bloom words on card stock

I used the same Mod Podge technique to attach the bindings. 

attaching bindings to blocks

paper on bindings

I used a sanding block to sand the edges and smooth the transitions between the paper and the wood. 

sanded book bindings

sanded edges on book cover

A Distressed Ink pad rubbed on the edges of the bindings and the top book made the edges look antiqued. 

distressed book edges

I glued the books together with the decorative "book" on the top. 

books glued together

A black and white gingham ribbon from the Dollar store and a black and white length of washi tape were wrapped around the books. 

washi tape ribbon

See... no real books were harmed in the process though I love recycling discarded books in my DIY projects too! 

book stack with flower on top

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book stack and overlay

A flower or bow can be added to the top for more Spring decoration. 

book stack, plant, spool and overlay

This cute size is perfect for a shelf or tiered tray! 

round shelf with book stack and decorations

book stack on shelf

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book stack and vase with flowers


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .