Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fabric covered books and a lil Spring

I hope every ones week is going well. Just wanted to share my project for this Wednesday. I have been wanting to make some of these fabric covered books. Over the weekend, I went to an antique shop and picked up these books and thought they would make great craft projects. Besides they were next to nothing for the price and couldn't pass that up. I used Chars tutorial over at The only thing different that I did was left off the pocket because I wanted to display these closed.
Here they are after I finished covering them. I used blue fabrics that have been coffee stained to give them a very prim look.
Here they are after I wrapped them in cheesecloth. Think I might get some of those hang tags that are stained to hang on the cheesecloth just to add a little more interest...... and here they are displayed in my dry sink.
Thanks Char for another great tutorial. I have also been doing some spring decorating around the house this week. I took my snowmen down a couple of weeks ago and everything looked so bare. I know it's a little early but nothing wrong with making it feel like spring in the house. Especially since it's been so cold and yucky outside. It kind of lifts the ole spirit to see new things. So go ahead and pull out the bunnies and flowers. Put a little spring in your life.Oh BTW, another project this week are the eggs you see in the picture. I just used paper mache eggs from Hobby Lobby and painted them and stained them to make them look old.
Well I hope everyone has a great rest of the day and week.
Until next time,



LeeHillPrimitives said...

Great job! The books looks beautiful, Love your rabbits.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I love your books, what a great idea! Your spring decorations look great too! I think I need to do that to get out of the winters blahs.

~Judy~ said...

Your books turned out great! I have a few old books sitting here since last summer that I was going to cover and never did.....thanks for the reminder!! Can't wait to hear about the eggs.

american girl primitives said...

Sherri, I almost did just that today but have settled for just my little green sprigs for now.


thesimpledaze said...

I have been thinking of doing some books myself because I am getting ready to change my dining room the colors will be tans and blue don't have alot to decorate with so I thought about doing some books.Yours look great.I love your eggs also I actually have some paper mache eggs I too bought from Hobby Lobby and never did anything with them now you have inspired me to dig them out and get to painting Thank You.

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

WOW your books look so nice! I have been wanting to do this same thing to use up some old fabric...can you tell me how you are adhering the fabric so it looks tight.? I too want to put out Easter things too, might wait till early March!

Christine said...

A great prim addition to your home and smthg I've been meaning to get around to doing but have yet to find such lovely fabric as yours!
Thanks for entering my drawing and posting it on your sidebar.
Best wishes

Char said...

The books look great!...Love your Spring displays!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I think once Valentine's Day passes, it's time to think spring. Love your special touches.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I LUV the books and eggs. Wonderful projects. I have a lot of old books that are torn that I could do this to.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi there....I found you through my new blog POPULAR SELLING BLOGS as a follower! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING.

I love your books! I've been going to do that but my list of TO DO'S just keeps getting longer and longer...hope I get at least a couple things crossed off soon.

I am a follower now!
Hugs, Karen

PrimWyoGirl said...

Sherri, I love your books. Very nice fabric and they turned out wonderful. I was thinking the same about the snowmen. Time to put them away and bring out the bunnies! Yours are cute, and your eggs turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
Great Blog Title
God Bless You, Ron

Kimberly said...

Your books look amazing and you've got me thinking Spring with your sweet bnnies!

Have a great weekend, Kimberly

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love how you covered the books. They look really pretty all tied together. And the eggs look so sweet the way you painted them. thanks for sharing !