I Love This Fall Book Stack Easy Dollar Tree Craft

DIY book stacks are always a fun touch to my entryway decor and a fun spot to sit my gnomes. This fall book stack is my newest creation!

easy fall bookstack craft for gnome display
If you need something to sit your gnomes on, this fall book stack Dollar Tree craft is super fast and cute!

Fall Book Stack

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are always looking for a way to elevate a gnome, add a little height to something I’m displaying, or just come up with that “one last touch” that will really make my entryway pop. Often, I turn to a DIY book stack to make that happen. And this Dollar Tree craft is the fall book stack I needed.


Adding just enough height to help add some variation to my entryway decor, plus easy to make, this fall book stack is definitely in my “let’s make MOOORE!” category. If you’re ready to tackle this Dollar Tree craft book stack, let’s get started.

simple fall craft for farmhouse decor
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Tips to Make this Dollar Tree Craft Fall Book Stack

  • Be sure to let the white paint completely dry before putting on the stamped lettering or even glue together the books. The stamps won’t take on wet paint and the glue won’t hold. So, don’t waste your time. Take a few minutes to have a coffee or read a book. Ha!
  • If you’re all out, you can snag some hardcover books at the dollar store or even thrift stores. But I’m all about repurposing things I already have. So before I grab those books on the shelf at the store, I try to think about the shelf at home and if I have a set of books ready to go.
dollar store farmhouse craft of a fall book stack

How Do I Make this Fall Book Stack?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Fall Book Stack

Fall Book Stack

dollar store farmhouse craft of a fall book stack

Making this fall book stack is such a super fast craft that you can have done in just a few minutes. And it makes a great place to display a gnome!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $4


  • Three Hardcover Books, Black or Dark Covers
  • Silk Flowers and Leaves Bunch
  • Ribbon, Buffalo Check
  • Craft Paint – White and Light Grey


  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Ink Pad, Black
  • Permanent Marker, Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters


  1. Remove any dust covers from the books and apply a base coat of white paint onto the canvas covers of each book with the white paint.  Allow the base coat to be rough, so the dark book base is slightly visible through the paint.  Allow the paint to dry completely.
  2. With the light grey paint, dry brush the sides and edges of each of the books, where wear will naturally occur.  Allow the paint to dry completely.
  3. Using your choice of the upper- and lower-case stamps, spell out the message HAPPY FALL YALL.  Set the books with their spine up then dab each letter stamp in the ink pad and firmly apply the inked stamp on the spine.  Remember to leave some space between the Y and A in Y’ALL in order to add the apostrophe. 
  4. Using the black marker, draw-in the apostrophe between Y and A in Y’ALL.  
  5. Place the books one-on-top-of-the-other, adding a little hot glue between covers, then wrap the book stack with buffalo check ribbon, securing the ribbon with a knot. 
  6. To finish, tuck fall floral into the knot of the ribbon and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a fall book stack


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