I made these lovely paper mache book boxes over the weekend. For the most part, I’m happy with how they turned out. If I had had a little more patience, they would be better. BUT I’m probably nitpicking – a constant problem with a serial perfectionist!
Here’s how they started. I bought 2 sets of 3 books from Hobby Lobby. With my 40% off coupon, it didn’t cost very much. (head over here to learn about savings)
I used 3 different techniques to liven up these books.
I love how the distressing makes them look like old, much-loved books! If only they had that great book smell!
I’m working on a bigger project of making new nightstands for T and me. These books will be part of that final project. I hope my vision all comes together in the end!