This summer book stack idea features a watermelon theme and supplies from the Dollar Tree. Grab the free design to make this with a paint pen or a Cricut, Silhouette, or other cutting machine.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how a cute little watermelon slice charm can be made in just a couple of minutes using the same paint. It’s also too precious and really ups this summer farmhouse DIY.
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Watermelon Book Stack Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, a sunny day in Seattle is a time to get outside and soak up that vitamin D. We recently had a gorgeous day and after a bit of a hike, decided we needed some crafting on the back patio.
I’m making a set of book stacks to display on my larger tiered tray so I sketched out a fun little summer book stack with a watermelon theme.
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More Themed Book Stacks For Inspiration
I mentioned above that I’ve been on a kick lately of creating quite a few themes for my tiered tray this year. Here are a few more you might find inspiration from. Just click on one and check it out.
- Bee Book Stack with Dollar Tree Crate
- Shenanigans Book Stack (So Funny and Fun)
- Wood Block Book Stack in a Farmhouse Christmas Style
Tips for Making This Mini Dollar Tree Book Stack
- Instead of using books for this craft, I used the miniature full-sided crates from the Dollar Tree. You can absolutely use thrift store hardcover books with canvas covers or paperback books and can paint both the spines and the pages.
- Please sand the dollar store wood crates for the best results. The sides and edges can be rough, causing things to snag or even the acrylic paint to look chunky and bumpy.
- The charm I made is using Crayola’s Model Magic® and let me tell you, I’m growing to love this stuff. It’s unlike polymer or air dry clay – it’s much lighter, which works well on small projects.
- If you love farmhouse decor and the more rustic look, use the sandpaper after painting on the edges to roughen it a bit. You can also add a shade darker or lighter with a dry brush technique.
- Impatient like me? Make the Model Magic® charm the day before. Use a heat gun on the paint to speed up drying and get the project done faster.
- As I mention in the video tutorial, you can make this book stack two-sided. A lemon theme would be adorable!
How to Make This Farmhouse Book Stack for Summer
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this easy summer DIY book stack. Use the comments if you have any questions or watch the video tutorial for a summer farmhouse book stack idea on the YouTube channel.
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More Summer Farmhouse Craft Ideas
- Summer Farmhouse Beach Wreath – A few packs of clothespins and you have a stunning tri-color wreath that’ll have everyone talking about your farmhouse style.
- Cute Mushrooms for the Patio or Garden – Everyone will love making this with clay pots. Seriously, those dots are precious.
- Adorable Beach Gnome Made from an Ice Cream Sign – Oh yes, the Dollar Tree for the win again. This cute fella is done in about 10 minutes.
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