Shabby Books Tutorial

Shabby Books DIY with paint and stencils

I’ve always loved the look of shabby books on display, and have ooh’ed and aah’ed over many a pretty shabby book on Pinterest, but have yet to make my own.

Until now!

Shabby Books Tutorial

I made these shabby books from unwanted recycled books, adding layers of paint and then stenciling some designs on top. It’s easier than it may sound! You can do this in part of a morning or afternoon.

And you get to paint imperfectly! On purpose!

shabby books tutorial

I’m sharing the full tutorial this week over at Deja Vue Designs, where I share crafts and DIYs on a regular basis.

So gather up some unwanted books, check out my easy how-to steps, and make your own!

Click here for the complete tutorial:  Shabby Books DIY

Happy crafting!




    • Laura says

      Thanks so much Barb! I’m so glad you love this, and hope you’ll maybe try making one or two yourself? 🙂