Thursday, March 06, 2008

Decorating for Spring: Book Covers

I don't know why - but the colors that keep coming to my mind this year for Spring are blue, brown and black/white toile!

I got these books for a dime a piece last summer:

I covered them with toile wallpaper (Habitat ReStore, thanks Mom!); nothing fancy here - just cut a piece and fold around each book tucking inside the front and back covers:

A scrap of light blue paper makes a band around the books and is taped underneath and just tucked inside the cover of the top book:

A scrap of brown ribbon completes the set:

Pair these with similarly colored items for a nice Spring display:

18 comments:

*carrie* said...

So cute--it was fun to see this in person just a few days ago!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Cute and inexpensive, got to love that!

Katy said...

Great idea!!! :) I love it!

Anonymous said...

It's fun to see what you are doing with the toile paper we got while I was there -- very cute result! :)
Love you, Mom

Linda said...

LOVE it! ;)

I tried so many times to lay books around for decoration, but somehow they never really seemed to fit together..... now this is the key!

Greetings from the netherlands!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

SchoolinRHome said...

You are inspiraing me to "spring"-up my house!
I was wondering when you post your Slow Cooker Thursday! I just entered mine and wanted to link into your Mr. Linky. THis is my first time doing it so I wasn't sure what time you post it.
Thanks again for all your great ideas! I've added you to my sidebar on my blog!
Have a good day- Spring is on its way!
SchoolinRHome

Michelle said...

oh i must try this.what a great idea.. ;0 thanks

Sherry said...

I am wild about toile lately! And I've always been wild about books! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Sherry

Anonymous said...

Well, now that is super cute!!
Elise

Tamara said...

What a cute idea, Monica! Looks lovely with your fresh springy accents!

thehomespunheart said...

schoolinrhome: I'm not the hostess of Slow Cooker Thursday's - I'm sorry I don't know who is either! I hope you find it! :)

Anonymous said...

How cute, Monica:
You are so inspiring! I don't know you have the energy to even THINK about Spring Cleaning. You are TOO much!

Love you, Grandma

Kelly said...

Wow, Monica! GORGEOUS!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cute, clever and frugal idea. Good one. Thanks.

Blessings,

Sher

Krista said...

You are so creative, Monica.

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Very clever. Thanks for sharing!

BrineS said...

Love your book covers idea! You always have such lovely ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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