12.03.2013

Easy DIY Gift: Shadow Monogram Bookends

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends

I've got loads of easy DIY gift ideas planned for the next few weeks, and I'm kicking it off with these super easy, ridiculously affordable bookends. They're made from MDF letters that I picked up in the dollar aisle at my local Michael's, and they'd make a perfect gift for any book-lovers in your life. Read on for the step-by-step.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends

Materials: 4 MDF letters, black spray paint, white spray paint, heavy duty adhesive

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends

Spray paint one pair of letters white and the other black.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends

Glue the end of each white letter to the end of a black letter, and allow to dry. That's it! It's almost too easy, right?!

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Shadow Monogram Bookends

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    1. Then that means that you're just the book-lover I must have been referring to. :)

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  2. I'm shocked as I think even I could do these!
    So cute!

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  3. they look great! too bad they aren't hot pink anymore... kidding! (maybe?) ; )

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  4. Fun, easy and cheap! And almost anything in black and white gets my attention!

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  5. Beautiful!! Question: Are these heavvy enough to hold the books? How do you give them enough heft? Thank you!

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    1. The letters themselves that I found at Michael's are actually decently heavy on their own bc they're MDF, but you know, they're not like heavy metal. I would say they probably aren't heavy enough on their own to hold really big books. I've ended up using them sort of on top of a stack of a couple of books so that the stack holds the row of books in place from the bottom and the bookend keeps them from toppling. Hopefully you can kind of see what I mean by looking at my shelves in this post. Hope this helps!!

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  6. Thank you so much for your kind reply, Mandy! I'm eager to try this. I'm thinking of doing it for my daughter's room, with the top color in a lavender shade and the lower letter in a darker purple shade so that I can still get that kind of shadow effect that makes the project so cool. Thanks again for the fab idea!

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  7. I am having trouble with gluing the letters together.

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  8. I used acrylic paint and it seems to work well.

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