I love books and one day wish I can have a huge library! While I love it when the books are stacked one next to each other, I sometimes feel I need room to breeze. Maybe it has something to do with my books sitting in the living room. Either way, I like the look of a DIY bookend kind of breaking the pattern of books only. These simple DIY bookends are so useful and could make a great last-minute gift for a bookworm in your life.
It is so easy and satisfactory to make. You could use scrap wood from a massive pile in your garage (I'm sure you have it too). And it shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to make.
I used 1x4" for the houses and 1x3" for the base but you could choose anything. You also won't need many tools for this project. The miter saw and orbital sander would do a job.
- Literary prescription - a thoughtful way to gift books
- DIY gifts from wood
- Scrap wood 1x4", 1x3"
- Wood glue
- Paint or stain (optional)
Step 1 - cut the wood
Cut your scrap wood. For the houses, you can make a 45-degree angle. I also made one house at 35-degree, because why not. And the base is about 6" tall and 4" wide.
Sand it smoothly.
Step 2 - attach the base
Make a pilot hole and attach the base together using glue and a screw.
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Step 3 - decorate
I chose to use acrylic watered-down paints. I love this brand for its colors.
Attach houses to the base using glue.
Isn't it cute?
You can customize it to your liking, or even leave it with wooden tones. I think it's a great last-minute DIY gift from wood.
If you would prefer to watch me making DIY bookend, along with other fun gifts from wood, you can do it on my YouTube channel
If you prefer to buy:
There are a lot of fun options on Etsy. Here are a few of them!
Happy holidays! I hope this blog post gave you some ideas on what to get to your book-loving friend as a gift!