DIY Projects
Jan 22, 2013

How to: Make stylish bookends

By: Catherine Therrien

How to: Make stylish bookends Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
Jan 22, 2013

How to: Make stylish bookends

By: Catherine Therrien

For this how-to project, managing editor and resident crafter Catherine Therrien went with an equestrian vibe when creating these dramatic bookends coated in a vibrant purple. They add a playful splash of colour to your shelves and make great pretty purple home decor accessories! These stylish bookends definitely give your space a totally unique look. 

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Materials

  • Carving block
  • Mitre saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun
  • Plastic horses
  • Spray paint primer
  • Spray paint

Directions

1 Cut the carving block in half using a mitre saw. Sand the cut edges smooth with sandpaper.

2 Hot glue the plastic horses to the blocks of wood, ensuring that they’re centred. (If you’re using a rearing horse, position the horse so that its upper hoof doesn’t extend past the block – this way your books will fit flush against it.)

3 Prime them first, then give each bookend at least two coats of spray paint for maximum coverage and let fully dry.
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How to: Make stylish bookends