Tuesday, September 27, 2011

$2 Dollar Book Bundle Project

I have been seeing these book bundles lately .

They may have been around for a while ... but I'm just noticing them now. They are so sweet I decided to try to make some myself.

 I saw these at Faded Charm in a vignette with beautiful hydrangeas. It was so lovely! To make mine I used old looking books from a flea market . I paid 75 cents per book ...I think I paid $3 to make two bundles. What I like about this project ...is you can buy the most boring, abused,ugly looking books and it all looks lovely in the end.
Miss Mustard Seed has a easy to follow how to on book bundles. That is what I followed to do mine.
The only thing I did differently is I ripped out some of the blank and partially blank pages and printed some designs on them then put them on the top of the bundles. I think with the books,twine and printer ink ,this project costs less than 2 dollars per bundle.


these may have been around a bit, but I thought for how inexpensive and beautiful they are they deserve another look.





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29 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous! I like the idea of taking out a blank page and printing on it. I see a lot of them too, but everyone has their own spin on them and each one is unique. Great job!

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  2. beautiful job! i love the vignette you created. your little bird is adorable.

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  3. Hi Francine! Thanks for sharing how you do your book bundles. They look great. I bought some books at Goodwill, etc. but have not torn them up yet. I didn't know Miss Mustard Seed had a tutorial on book bundles so thanks for sharing that tidbit too. I am following you now.

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  4. I found you from Savvy Southern Style.

    I love your talent and sharing!
    Thanks

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  5. Well I am an old book fanatic and I LOVE how you did yours! Especially like that you printed things on some of the pages and put those on top!

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  6. I agree they just now started catching my attention. But they add such a vintage personal touch to things.
    Lisa

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  7. Hi Francine, Your book bundles are lovely in the vignette. Great idea printing the top page. Thank you for joining the Open House party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  8. I love your little books and what a sweet vignette you've set up with them.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. This looks great! I definitely need to try this. I'm a new follower and hope you'll follow me back, but no pressure. :-)

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  10. Hi Francine! I LOVE this idea, and that you added your own twist to the bundles by printing on some pages. This is something I've decided to do as well - they look so nice and textural. (And to think, I've tossed books in this condition in the past!) Thanks for the nudge. And thanks for following, too. I'm following you back! Until next time,
    -Revi

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  11. Spotted this over at Honey 2805... I love the look of book bundles, and adding the printed page on top is a great touch!

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  12. Hi Francine,
    I hadn't seen these before and am so glad that you shared the idea. I love books anyway and have them all over the house...but displaying old ones all bundled with twine is a great idea! So glad I found your blog...a new Follower.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  13. I love the texture and organic quality of the books. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  14. Beautiful vignette! I love using book bundles around my house too. Just found your blog from Honey 2805 and I am so glad I did! Just became your newest follower, would love if you followed me back. Martina

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  15. I love this!! I've just been noticing book bundles myself and think they add such a vintage touch to decorating. Love it!!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Francine! Adore your sweet book bundles! Once I get going on making them, I can't stop! lol! It's such a cheap little project - but it makes such a huge impact on a room, doesn't it? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Your book bundles are so nice and pretty in your vignette. They can be put together so many ways and they always add a special touch!

    Thank you for joining the Potpourri Friday Party! I appreciate you, Francine!

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  18. Hi Francine, I have to say your idea of printing on those blank pages turned out really neat. I love what you've done with your book bundles. That little white bird is too cute!
    Eileen @ CBH

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  19. I have so many books that I am having a hard time parting with, this is a great way to hold on to them and "use" them... LOL My son won't give up his college books either. Thanks for the idea. I like the thoughts of adding height with them.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  20. You did a great job, very pretty! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Gorgeous! I love the idea of printing designs on the blank pages. I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Thanks!
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/10/inspiration-board-link-party-18.html
    carolyn - homework

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  22. What a great idea, I personally have never seen a post about these before - a first for me! Your newest gfc follower, Karima.
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  23. These are so great, Francine! I need something like this to add height to a few pieces in my dining room corner cabinet. Thanks for the idea! :)

    Erin
    Carolina Country Living
    (visiting from Momma Hen's Coop)

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  24. Thank you for coming and linking to my link party! Your vignette is so pretty! I love your style. (come back next week!)

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  25. Your book bundles look fabulous!

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  26. I love book bundles made more this weekend for my new family room. Yours are beautiful.

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