LOOK what I do with this Hardcover BOOK | $5 DOLLAR TREE DIYFeb 27, 2020
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thisDIY the result I feel is amazing and I love it and it was a DIY I couldn't wait to bring you and this DIY is using two of these
books that you can get at Dollar Tree for only one
I'll tell you I got some inspiration for this DIY from Cricut but I knew I could put my own spin on it and I knew I could do it using items you could get from the Dollar Tree I can't wait to show you ou this so let's waste no more time and lets jump into it for this DIY you will need two
books if you already have a few on hand that you want to reuse perfect I didn't have any that I wanted to use so Dollar Tree seemed like a perfect choice because they have tons of books they are only a
dollarand I have no emotional attachment to them if your hardcover book has one of these paper covers.
Go ahead and delete it because we don't need it for this next step. I will be using Waverly's Chalk Paint in the ink color and this is a matte chalk paint. This next DIY step is completely optional. I don't have to, I'm painting the cover of my book because I seriously scoured the Dollar Tree
looking for a hardcover black book and couldn't find it, so I decided, since I had some Waverly chalk paint on hand, to put a coat quick. of paint wasn't a big deal this should suit my decorating style if you are doing this in december or style where you don't need to paint the book or dollar
treehas a book and color it needs then its a win win and this is definitely a step you don't need to take.
I will tell you though that when you're doing this DIY you want books that are identical in size and that was another reason I went the dollar
treeroute because I knew you could get two identical books for one dollar and it would add to the mix. character I guess if you chose two books of different sizes and if you wanted to reuse them at home it might not make a difference, but personally I wanted two of the same size because this is a piece of decor that goes in my entryway. from my house for this next step this is an alternative if you don't have a cricket go to Google Image Search click here in the corner where it says image and you're going to do a search for the letter H and you're going to take out a letter H template that you can print there are so many different fonts to choose from so you can choose the one you like.
Personally, I'm going to just choose a simple letter H and when you click on it, it raises it up and all you have to do is right click on this and print it and then crop it. and you have a stencil and if you have a cricket you can easily cut one out using Cricut's design space. I printed all the letters in the word hope using google image search. I printed it on cardstock. I'm only using brown cardstock because I thought it would be easier for you to see for the videos instead of using white paper.
You can print this on copy paper. I make it into something you don't mind throwing away because in the end these stencils probably won't be worth much and can't be used again so I'm going to cut out my four letters now I'm going to take a piece of scrap cardboard if you don't have a piece scrap cardboard a box from Amazon Prime Dollar Tree has their tri fold display boards which are a dollar when I don't have any boxes on hand I like to pick up a couple of these tri fold display boards because I use cardboard and a bit of my DIY's and for a dollar really isn't much to pay you are going to take and trace all your letters onto a piece of cardboard once you have traced the letter onto the cardboard you will want to cut it out.
I've found that using a utility knife is much easier for cutting cardboard than using scissors,
whatever you're doing. I'm comfortable doing it if you use a razor. I find that when you use a ruler and you place the ruler against your handwriting and use it as a guide when you're cutting, your blade doesn't deflect and cut and you get clean edges and again using this Waverly black chalk paint. I'm going to give my lettering a layer on the back. I'm not really worried about the side that's white if you're using plain cardboard from say a master carton and you have both beige sides, I'd only be concerned about the back of the H because that's all that's going to show if there is lettering on both sides you will want to paint both sides but since i am using a tri fold display board from dollar tree and it has that white side i am just going to do the back where it is beige dont put too much paint on it because then your cardboard will work if you just put a nice light coat just to cover that beige cardboard that's all you need we're not
looking for perfection so we have our cardboard letters painted and we have our original stencil from google image search we're going to leave that Set aside for now because that's not a template we need now I'm going to take my cardboard and I'm going to choose two colors of cardstock that I like that would suit my decorating needs so for this b ricolaje I have chosen again this artisan brown and a darker brown.
I'm going to trace my H on my P with the Kraft brown and the O on the e with the darker brown doing it every other letter now. the reason for tracing the cardboard and making a new template instead of using the original mplate that we printed with Google Image Search is because the original template is a bit smaller than the cardboard H and we need this new H be the same size, if not a hair larger than the cardboard age. I'm going to do this for my four letters by alternating the colored cardstock I'm using so now we have our new letters that we just traced using the cardboard and our painted cardboard.
These are the two letters you will need to finish this. DIY now we're going to take the book and we're going to find the middle point, the middle point of our book and you're going to want to give these pages a nice crease in the middle, push it in pretty good to keep it open. to these pages now you're going to take your cards and you're going to place them right at the bottom of the page where the last few sentences of the page you don't want to go to the bottom of the page you want to just go to where the last word is and you'll plot your letter in the bottom pair ts of the Aged you don't need to trace them you want to leave those bottom two lines of the H blank because we don't want a pencil mark you're just going to trace the top half now for the page next to you I'm going to take another one of your letters so in my case it's the letter O hopefully and you're going to line it up on the bottom sentence again of the page and you're going to trace it and you can see I've alternated my letters my H was the Kraft Brown and now the Or is it this darker brown now, for the next step you'll want to use a self-healing cutting mat and if you don't have one of those you can use a cutting board, you'll lay this on the page and back of the card you just traced now using an exacto knife or razor razor, you'll want to cut your letters by tracing the pencil mark you made, but you don't want to cut along the bottom edge of each letter at the bottom of the page, which would be the bottom edges of my age and the bottom from me oh you I'm just going to cut the top half off the page but it will still be attached at the bottom of the letter for each book you have you can put two letters in each book one letter on one page one letter on the other and when you're making a letter like the letter O, it doesn't have a flat edge, so on that bottom edge of the O at the bottom of the paper, that bottom sentence there, you're really going to want to make sure and not cut all the way down you want to leave it so that stay attached to the page for the next step.
I'll be using a spray adhesive and this is a scotch one. This was a three dollar can that I bought at Joanne's for a dollar fifty using a 50% Off Coupon. I'm going to take a paper towel and I'm going to place a paper towel between the two letters in this book which is the H in the O and I'm going to turn the page and then I'm going to take my spray adhesive I'm going to give the back of this letter and this page a light coat of spray adhesive and then you're going to flip the page over. er and it's going to stick to the page on the back so you're going to want to smooth this page out but you're going to want to move quickly because you need to peel your H off of that back page quickly and because this is repositionable glue you can do that pretty easily if you are using an advanced tape slider it will be even easier for you then you will take the cardboard letter H and because there is spray adhesive on the back of this age you will still affix this cardboard H to the top back of the letter H from your book by gluing it on gives it stability because we want these letters to stand up and the cardboard will make your letter stand up, isn't that so awesome?
Now we're going to take our second template, not the original Google template this template we're going to spray a little bit of spring adhesive on it and we're going to place it on the right and back at the bottom of the page you're going to want to take some glue hot and place it on this bottom edge here of your letters and this is going to help keep the m in place and also keep it from leaning forward or backward this is
whatyou should have tell me this isn't so cool are you going to do it again this process for each letter in each book I think when doing this DIY I like to try to stick to words that have an even number of letters because I think it makes it easier but you know if you end up choosing a word that has an even number odd number of letters maybe just start your book with a heart or end your word with a heart it's pretty simple to fix all this needs a couple of finishing touches and you can guess what they are yes my yarn flowers are a a flower so quick, easy, and cheap to make if you haven't seen my tutorial on how I make these flowers and my yarn bows, it's just the description box below.
I feel like this is the perfect finishing touch to this DIY. I have to say, this is in my top five favorite DIYs I've ever done. this is absolutely beautiful it's quick and easy no it's easy it just takes a little bit of time but it's worth the time you put into it because the result is so unique. This is one of those DIYs that is so inexpensive it will cost you less than five bucks. to make and it would make an amazing gift to give you could also put someone's name on this and give it as a gift and they would love it you could put the seasons whatever you want endless possibilities this is an amazing piece of decor it is unusual it is something very different and what i love it's just that it's so cheap, so friendly and no one would know you made it especially using Dollar Tree items.
It looks like a piece you would find in a high value store. This is an amazing gift. to give and it really doesn't take that long, it takes a couple of hours to do it and the result is seen. I hope everyone enjoyed this video and loved it as much as I did. let's get this video to 5,000 likes because those t humble you really have my channel to grow and it helps youtube to notice me a little more until next time y'all hope you all have a great fan day happy crafting on a budget, I can't bye for now everyone
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