Fun and Easy DIY Book Garland

A fun and easy DIY book garland perfect for any home. #bookdecor #garland #diy

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When it comes to decorating around my house you can usually find a pretty book involved. I love decorating with books and wanted a new and fresh way to display them around my home. My wheels started spinning and from this came my fun and easy DIY book garland!

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Fun and Easy DIY Book Garland

This might be one of my favorite DIYs because it was so easy yet had such an instant impact! Here is what you will need.


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Jute webbing and bright books are the perect match for an easy DIY book garland.

Gather Your Supplies

Jute webbing and pretty books used for a fun and easy DIY book garland.

Find some good books around your home or hit the thrift shops or flea markets if you need some new ones. You can usually find me scouring the local flea markets on Fridays. 😉 The 5 books I used were all flea market finds and were under $20 total. I love how colorful they are and figured it was a good investment because I would be using them all over the house eventually. The jute webbing I picked up at JOANN. It was only $1.99 a yd and I used my teacher discount so for 2 yards it was under $5. 

Decide on Your Spot

Before I added the fun and easy DIY book garland to this space it was lacking something. Come see the after!

As you know a garland needs something to hang from. My gorgeous green shutters from one of my faves, Brooke at Brooklyn Finds and Designs, were in need of some love and attention between them. They seemed a bit bare ever since I have taken down our Christmas tree and I figured a fun garland of sorts would do the trick!

Mix and Match Books

Now that you have your spot grab your jute and books and lay them out so you can visually see how to arrange them. I found the middle of the pages and slipped each over the jute. Then I spread them out evenly and ended up using and odd number of books. Three large books and two small books. I love mixing and matching and enjoyed that I could do whatever looked good visually for me. Also, since this isn’t permanent it makes it easy to change out books!

Laying out the books for the DIY book garland.

Getting to Work

Next, I left the books in their order on the floor and removed the jute webbing. I grabbed my staple gun, jute webbing and attached it to the top of my shutters. Using the staple gun helped make the jute garland tighter which definitely helped with the weight of the books.

Attaching the jute webbing using a staple gun helped secure it to the shutter.
The jute webbing is secure and ready for the books to complete the garland.

Then I carefully added the books, distributed their weight and trimmed the jute so the sides looked equal. P.S.- Isn’t this scroll from Smallwood Home just wonderful? I think it would look great in my classroom too! I’m not sure they still have it but you can check out their other amazing and inspirational art!

Adding the books for a fun and easy DIY book garland.

DIY book garland attached to shutters.

DIY Book Garland

That’s it! Such a fun and easy way to create a DIY book garland. It honestly took me all of 10 minutes to complete!

A fun and simple DIY book garland. #garland #books
This DIY book garland adds instant character to any spot. #diy
A fun and easy way to add color is with this DIY book garland.

What do you think?

A fun and easy way to decorate with books is with this DIY book garland.

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  1. Kelly – I love this so much! Those shutters are some of my favs from your blog and I love how you highlighted them for Spring with this easy garland. Such a great idea!

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