I used paper back books and stripped off the cover and spine of the books exposing the paper. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and I have read these over and over.
Once the books have been stripped you're ready.
See, I'm stripping! I'm not very good at it, but you don't need to be!
I grabbed some twine, my scissors and my Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I lightly inked up the edges of the books including the spince, cover and back.
Then I cut a huge piece of twine and wrapped it like you would ribbon on a Christmas present.
See how pretty that is.
Next I made a tag using parchment paper and TH Tag and Tie By die, #5 if you don't have the die. The sentiment I printed on the computer. Then attach to your stack of books.
And here is my FREE Home Decor project sitting on my new shelves next to yesterday's Halloween Pumpkin project.
Take a look at some of your old books. The more you've loved them the more worn they are and the better to display. There's nothing like holding a book and flipping those paper pages. And because I only removed the cover and spine, I can still read any of these books. All my pages are intact.
I hope this inspires you:)