Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crafty Idea # 17 - Homemade Bookends

 My favourite and most satisfying crafts are the ones I create to serve a specific purpose. These bookends are a perfect example, I couldn't find any that I was willing to purchase, so I decided to take matters into my own hands, literally. 
Here are the raw materials: (plus my hot glue gun which isn't pictured)

I didn't have any heavy material to use, so I decided to use the weight of the books themselves to keep the bookends in place.  The little cardboard tabs slip right under the books so you don't even see them.


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  2. Thank you so much for your comments. It brightens my day when I get them (cause I don't get very many ;) So glad you are inspired to make some of your own!

  3. Thank you for your kind words!

  4. How did you cover the paper around the cardboard so nicely?