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« on: September 02, 2009 09:13:40 PM »

since I live in my room, I want everything in it to be useful. So when the challenge came up it took me a minute to try to think of something useful I could make for less than ten bucks. I finally figured it out... bookends!

I've got a problem where I have far too many books (like that's possible), so even though I have five bookcases, I've started to have to double up on shelves. I only fill the front with a series or two though, so I can remind myself what's behind them. And of course paperbacks can't stand up on their own. so...

four dollars with
trinket box
stationary (not used)
and then hours of mod podging

turned into this:

and it works perfectly, as seen here:

(i believe it's holding up John MacDonald and the Everworld series, by the way)

and the obligatory reciept shot:

I shall be buying more trinket boxes and making more, as my over-purchasing of books gets worse(better? again, hard to believe one can own too many books).
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009 09:18:32 PM by gala_apples » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009 09:26:03 PM »

#1 - No such thing as too many books, just too few bookshelves.
#2 - Ohh, pretty!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 01:43:22 AM »

Thats a great idea. With it being a box, could you use it to keep bookmarks etc. in too?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 01:36:29 AM »

That's so not true... you can never own too many books... you just need a bigger house to keep them in Tongue Love the book ends... mod podge is so much fun to work with

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009 07:28:30 AM »

Great idea using a trinket box as a bookend. The possibilities for decorating are endless.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009 10:03:56 PM »

Hey, great idea! I think that may be the solution to the too many books/too few bookshelves problem I have myself. Doubling up, pretty bookends. Good work Smiley

« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009 06:01:21 AM »

Very nice idea. The box would be a great place to store small items!
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