I haven't had time to get some of my fall displays ready so I decided to show these decorated book boxes. Even though this was an easy project, I think it makes a unique decorating accent to go with fall decor.
This isn't a tutorial but I wanted to show how I started the project. I used some decorative papers that looked vintage and I thought they would work well for my book covers.
I knew I wanted to decorate them as books so I decided on a theme I wanted for each book and decorated them that way. I only decorated the front and back of each box. This went fairly easily and I used mod podge to glue on the paper.
I decided to just put decorative paper on the spine of the book to make it easier. I knew I wanted the front of the books to be the focal point.
I decided to feature female authors from the 1800's. I chose Emily Dickinson for her poetry and Jane Austen for her novel Pride and Prejudice. I really appreciate poems much more than I used to and Emily wrote so many lovely ones. I've also become interested in historical novels, so I have a lot of reading to do!
I found a stamp with a vintage style frame and added the title and some flower embellishments. I like the way the paper on the book connects with the author.
I softened this one quite a bit. The pearl accents were a little too strong. I found a frame from the Graphics Fairy and added it to the book. I wanted something a little flashier for the novel so there would be a contrast between the two. I like the simplicity of the poems book the best though.
I added this fall themed plate and the pitcher with the fall roses to the mantel. I took most of these pictures at night. I think the shadows add somewhat of a dreamy look to the pics.
The roses in the urn were on clearance at Michaels. I love their sweet simplicity. There are so many great deals on fall decor you just never know what you'll find. Thanks for stopping by. Onward to fall decorating!
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