I love this book pages wall art project! Just as a disclaimer, I didn't ruin a perfectly good book, this book was water damaged so I found what I think is a pretty good use for it. (secret fact, it was New Moon from the Twilight series)
Materials & Supplies:
1 - 1x16x24 board
4 - 1/2x1x24 furring strips
1 - 1/2" wood screw
Ivory Chalk Paint
Java Chalk Paint
Foam Paint Brush
2 1/8" Ivory Decorative Trim
120 Grit Sandpaper
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Paint the Board
For this step you'll first coat the board with the Java Chalk Paint and let dry for approximately 30min. Then you'll coat over with the Ivory Chalk Paint and let dry for 30 min.
Step 2: Distress the Board
Sand the board using the 120 grit sandpaper, giving it the distressed look!
Step 3: Paint the Stencil
We used the Cricut to cut the Love stencil. And the Java chalk paint to fill it in.
Step 4: Assemble the Book Page Form
This step might cause some warm fingers! Tear the page in half, and fold into 4ths but don't crease the folds, only the corner. Glue the corner of the page onto the foam heart. You'll have to hold the corner down for a few seconds until it cools a little. The hot glue WILL burn your fingers a little if you touch it! Continue working all the way around the top and sides of the heart.
Step 5: Attach to the Board
Using approximately 30" of the lace, loop it through the heart and attach it to the back of the board using a 1/2" wood screw.
Step 6: Install the Frame
Using the 1/2 x 1 " furring strips, cut two at 24" for the sides and two at 17" for the tops and bottoms. Paint with the Java Chalk Paint. Install with wood glue and finishing nails. We used a finish nailer, but the finish nails can be installed with a hammer.
That's it! All finished. I think it turned out beautifully!
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.