Looking to add a little love to your home for Valentine’s Day? Mary from Orphans With MakeUp will show you how to make these adorable vintage-inspired book bundles with Vintage Cupcake and Vanilla Frosting that are perfect for the season!

Hello it’s Mary from Orphans With MakeUp. Can you believe we are already deep into the moth of February? Today I am sharing a simple DIY to decorate for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday. Styling with old outdated books is an inexpensive way to create pretty vignettes.

For this project, simply gather a bunch of old books or pick some up at your local thrift shop. I chose some with hard covers and some with soft covers. I tore off the covers and spine from the books with the soft covers.

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I mixed up various shades of pink using the colours “Vintage Cupcake” and “Vanilla Frosting”. I then simply painted the fronts and backs of the books. I painted half the books with the different shades of the pink mix and the other half was painted white.

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I then printed out same labels with Valentine-themed names of books and glued them to the spine of some of the books. To age the labels a bit, I stained them with tea and burned the edges slightly.

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I then tied up the book bundles with twine, and that’s it!

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Valentine Book Bundles #DIY #crafting #recycle #valentines #palepink #holidaydecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I hope you enjoyed this simple easy Valentine decor. It would look great on a fireplace mantle.


Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

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