Does anyone have the obsession with books that I do? I have a huge collection — I’m a classics reader personally. Jane Austen completely does it for me! A person with such a huge collection of books AND crafty supplies certainly needs to be making her own bookends. Therefore, I’m pleased to present to you some ideas for DIY bookends. Bookends aren’t just for holding books anymore, by the way. There are some great tutorials out there that incorporate some of the latest decorating trends, like the faux zinc ones above. Are you looking for some creative bookends? Get a ton of ideas, below:
FROM THE ZOO
Plastic animals and spray paint come together nicely for upscale looking bookends.
Get the full tutorial at Mad In Crafts
Pretty fabric bookends are filled with sand and sewn.
See the post at Better Homes and Gardens
Mismatched, painted corbels from a home center are easy to convert to bookends.
Visit the post at Better Homes and Gardens
TAKE A TRIP
It doesn’t get much easier than bending the edge of a license plate.
See more pictures at Fun in the Making
If you are a knitter, this bookend cozy is easy and fun.
Find the pattern at Lion Brand (note that you need a login)
Random knick-knacks easily become bookends with a little paint.
Find out how to make them at Design Sponge
These bookends are substantial and easier to make than you would think.
Learn how to do it yourself at The Beat That My Heart Skipped
LIKE THE REAL THING
Dollar store supplies are all you need for these regal bookends.
Get the step-by-step at Sweet Suite 10
Just and rocks and some moss for a mini nature scene.
Learn how these were made at Insideways
Once you’ve glued and painted the rocks, add some leafing for extra flair.
Find how the project came together at Design Sponge
JUST A BRICK
Simple cover bricks in fabric for instant bookends.
See the post at Design Sponge
These sweet little bookends are easy to sew from scraps.
See the entire tutorial at Cook Clean Craft
STRAIGHT FROM THE SEA
Add plaster to a few big seashells from your collection.
Learn how to make them at Martha Stewart
MADE OF BOOKS
Glue and spray paint real books for these bookends.
See how these were made at Design Sponge
HIT A HOME RUN
Build these from two pieces of wood and then decoupage.
Get the full tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks