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DIY Bookend

Good morning!  I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful Saturday.  It is going to be a gorgeous day in NC today-the high is 74, so I am in the process of opening all of our windows and letting in some fresh air.  Hopefully we can spend the rest of the day outside!

Every spring Jason and I embark on a renovation project of some area of our yard, and this year we are focusing on the side of our house by the garage.  It is very rocky and shady, so we don’t have any grass or plants on this side of our house and it annoys me every time I walk outside and see it!  Jason uses it to place things that he doesn’t use but thinks he will some day, so it has become an eyesore in my opinion.  Hopefully we can change that this spring and summer.

One of the things that Jason has sitting in this area of our yard is a big stack of bricks.  They were leftover from when we built the foundation of our house, so they have been there for quite awhile!  Charlie and I painted some of the bricks a couple of weeks ago and used them to mark the beginning and end of our strawberry patch, and I have been on the lookout for some other things we could do with the bricks.

Since Jason and I both teach Sunday School, we have a couple of commentaries that are easier to just leave out on our dresser.  I don’t like how they look just standing alone, so I decided to make a bookend using a brick.  It was really simple to do and I love the finished product!

You will need:

1 brick

felt

a glue gun

a cardboard letter (very cheap at Hobby Lobby)

spray paint

I painted my "W" blue to match our bedroom walls.  I decided to leave the brick its natural color.  You could paint both the letter and the brick white and that would be really pretty.
I painted my “W” blue to match our bedroom walls. I decided to leave the brick its natural color. You could paint both the letter and the brick white and that would be really pretty.
This glue gun is one that I found when I moved into my first classroom 12 years ago!  Maybe I should ask for a new one for my birthday!
This glue gun is one that I found when I moved into my first classroom 12 years ago! Maybe I should ask for a new one for my birthday!
Glue some felt onto the bottom of the brick-otherwise it will scratch your furniture.
Glue some felt onto the bottom of the brick-otherwise it will scratch your furniture.
Glue your letter to the brick, and done!
Glue your letter to the brick, and done!
Pretty, isn't it?
Pretty, isn’t it?
I also love my peacock feathers!
I also love my peacock feathers!

I really liked how this turned out.  I have a couple of other places that need a cute bookend, so I think I’ll have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby to pick up some more letters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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