Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Making Antiqued Book Bundles...



My mom has a beautiful arrangement on her dining table (above), a cloche full of book bundles. I asked her for the recipe so I could make some too! I'm a bit late to the book bundle making club...but hey, there might be one person out in blogland who doesn't know how to make these.

It's as easy as one-two-three.

1. Rip off the outter book cover and any ugly pages.

2. Rub coffee on the outside of the book with a coffee dampened paper towel. Toss books in the dryer for a minute or two.

3.Bound with twine.

I love things that are practically free and super fast like this! Now I just need to go scrounge up su-more books...









♥Linsey

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22 comments:

Town and Country Gals said...

Looks wonderful, and how easy! Will have to give that a try!
Rebecca

WhyCuzICan said...

Doesn't get any simpler than this... I love these bundles I see around blog-land! Thanks for sharing yours with us today! :)

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love making book bundles. Yours look great. Love your header. I have numbers and letters just like yours.

Linda M. said...

Thank you and your mother for sharing this great idea and the easy directions. Linda

Heaven's Walk said...

Throw'em in the dryer...??? How fun is that?? lol! I've made alot of book bundles during the past year, but now I'll be trying your technique! Thanks for sharing it, Linsey!

xoxo laurie

sue frazierl said...

what a wonderful display! thanks for sharing!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

We inherited some ugly paperback books I was going to get rid of, but now... thanks for the recipe!!

Pattie said...

What a great idea.. some old books are very pricey. Thanks for the idea....

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Shut Up!! The dryer?? I can do this! lol LOVE LOVE them under the cloche on the dining room table!!

I am a new follower :)

Lou Cinda

Fishtail Cottage said...

thank you for sharing this idea...i'm so doing it! hugs. tracie

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

awesome idea! never too late to share great ideas. I had never heard of this technique. I bundle vintage books for display, but not without covers, and I've never attempted to make the book look old. It makes for a lovely display.

folkhaven said...

This looks so great! I wouldn't have thought of putting them in the dryer.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Easy peasy, huh? Instant age...love them in the cloche...haven't seen them like that before...I may have to try it! Beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
Rene

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wow, I've never heard of the coffee-into the dryer trick. I bet that does magic on inexpensive paperbacks. thanks so much for sharing the inspiration over here at VIF! xo

Bohemian said...

I am having a Love Affair with old books that are tattered and aged, many missing their covers and with a Sage & Sepia palette to them... so this idea is just perfect! Thanks for the tutorial... getting harder to find the real deal now as many Thrifts must toss any damaged books assuming they have no aesthetic or practical value! *Gasp and Le Sigh*
And what doesn't look amazing nestled underneath a Cloche?! *winks*

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

I love this idea. I will definitely be doing this! I am awarding you with the Liebster Blog Award. The post will be up this evening.

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

BTW I'm your newest follower.

Kassie said...

Very cute! I love old books. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennifer~My Vintage Bliss said...

I never thought to throw them in the dryer, what a great idea! Great blog, i am your newest follower :o)

Leslie said...

I this so much!! I am your newest Linky follower!

Barbara Jean said...

great idea!!

thanks and so cute!
blessings
barbara jean

luci wallis said...

Love that cloche with the books... and that door is beautiful!
Bristol

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