DIY Fresh Farmhouse Bible Quote Book Bundle

May 28, 2020




Are you familiar with hand-stamped book bundles? I want to welcome you to this month's Thrift Store Challenge, where my friends and I challenge each other to transform our thrift store finds into something different, better and useful. This month I'm sharing a new hand-stamped book bundle -- again with some how-to tips, but this time with a different quote and embellishments. It's a super-inexpensive DIY home decor project that even a beginner can accomplish easily in an afternoon.

 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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  • There's no budget to stick to


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     Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela 

     Beverly | Across the Blvd 


      Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

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    Farmhouse Bible Quote Hand-Stamped Book Bundle

    I've been using Goodwill deconstructed books as decor for many years now, well before stamping them became a "thing." While I still love using them without words -- for French farmhouse decor, I became enamored of the ones with quotes and sayings stamped on them.

    deconstructed paper back books twine bows

    My first foray into the phenomenon (no words) was with Pottery Barn-Inspired Deconstructed Book Bundles.
     vintage thrifted books stamped farmhouse shaby chic decor

    More recently I ventured into the DIY hand-stamped book bundle world and my first attempt at DIY hand-stamped book bundles was a huge success. I keep this one proudly displayed on a table in the living room.

    red tobacco basket Christmas farmhouse decor bottle brush trees It's A Wonderful Life

    Then, as Christmas approached, I thought, why not? Let's make a Christmas-themed DIY hand-stamped book bundle. But I wanted more. I just wasn't sure what the next book bundle would be. Then in came the Thrift Store Challenge.
stack paperback books deconstructed craft project shabby chic

Here are my three books. I had them on hand from prior Goodwill jaunts. They probably cost less than one dollar each. I haven't been to a Goodwill in ages due to the pandemic. I can't wait to get back out there!

top deconstructed book bundle
    If possible, I try to place a book with little to no writing on the top of the bundle. That way you can cover whatever few words are on the page with your embellishments.
    For me, the hardest part of the whole project is picking a quote. After thinking long and hard on what quote to use, I decided to go with a shorter version of a longer Bible quote, one of my all-time favorites: Faith Can Move Mountains (Matthew 17:20). 
     While my books this time were a bit smaller than the ones I used previously, luckily their spines were lengthy enough to fit the words I wanted! That's always something to be mindful of. You know the drill: measure twice, cut once. (You can see the full quote in the wall art above the dresser in the foyer picture below. I NEVER could have fit the whole quote onto those small books!)
    I used the exact same process for this bundle. So without further ado, here it is.

    book bundle farmhouse decor
     
    fresh boxwood clippings book bundle embellishment decoration

    DIY farmhouse wood bead garland tassel book bundle twine
     

    vintage brass candlesticks Dollar Tree LED tapers twine boxwood books

    French provincial dresser Matthew 17:20 bible quote mustard seed wall art
    I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I wrapped up the bundle, and some fresh boxwood cuttings from the yard, with some tried and true farmhouse twine. 
wire cloche wood bead garland tassel lazy susan
    Then I mixed things up a bit and added my DIY farmhouse wood bead garland to the vignette. It's actually a project I did for a previous Thrift Store Challenge almost three years ago!
    vintage brass candlesticks Dollar Tree LED tapers twine boxwood books
I absolutely love the simple, fresh farmhouse look I achieved with this fun project. 

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DIY Fresh Farmhouse
 Bible Quote Book Bundle 
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Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

This must be the next hot crafting trend, Kathleen! I must have been living under a rock or just not paying attention to the crafting world. You've just introduced me to DIY book bundles in decor! I love the idea of personalizing a stack of books with favorite quotes! What a cool decorative effect! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly @Across the Blvd said...

Your book bundles all look lovely, Kathleen. Perfect for your decor scheme. I can't wait to get back out to a thrift store either!

Angela at Simply Beautiful By Angela said...

Love this so much! I’m such a fan of stacked books, I really need to make my own sometime!

Michelle said...

These are beautiful!! I love the Bible verse you decided to use, too. I love a good thrift store challenge!

My thrift store addiction said...

I love these, Kathleen!

Kathy said...

I still cringe when I think of "destroying" books, but if I wanted to, I guess I could. I really like them in your decor. I especially like the Bible verses. I had a former boyfriend who frequently said, Faith can move mountains, but guess who's got to bring the shovel." I have a "It's a Wonderful Life sign in my front hall over the coat closet door--year round! I really like your farmhouse decor--and I started out not being a farmhouse fan at all!

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