Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

Stacked Books with Egg Tag

Recycle old books to create a farmhouse-inspired, Easter home decor piece that is sure to add character to your space. Add a hand painted egg tag for additional charm to your DIY project.

At a Glance:

Project #15930 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cameo Blush, 2 oz. - 4657

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 628

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 6452

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Alfalfa, 2 oz. - 2427

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Raw Umber, 2 oz. - 485

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dutch Aqua, 2 oz. - 4664

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • 3 – 4”x6”x ¾” pieces of wood
  • 1 – 4”x6” x 1/8” piece of wood or heavy cardstock
  • White satin ribbon
  • 1/8” drill bit
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (if using cardstock)
  • 1” scrap wood
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel
  • Craft glue

instructions

  1. Basecoat the book pieces with Dutch Aqua.
  2. Cut out egg shape from paper or wood using the drill or scissors for paper. 
  3. Make a hole for the ribbon with the drill or a hole punch if using paper.
  4. Basecoat the egg shape with Cameo Blush.  (If you are using the cardstock, paint the back of tag to help prevent the paper from curling.
  5. Transfer the pattern to the egg with transfer paper.  Refer to the photo for color placement.
  6. Using the scrap wood block, distress the books and the tag by dipping the block into the Raw Umber and remove excess off onto paper towel.  Slightly glide the block along the edges of the books and the tag.  Glide the block also on top of the books.
  7. Once dry glue the books together with craft glue.
  8. Wrap the books with the white ribbon. 

resources

Related Videos

Learn about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint

Learn more about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by watching this video!

Watch this Video

Learn more about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by watching this video!

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

View PDF
FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

View PDF

Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Whimsical Flower Canvas
New!
Whimsical Flower Canvas
Fiesta Tray
New!
Fiesta Tray
Gallery Glass Red Rose on Hexagon Surface
New!
Gallery Glass Red Rose on Hexagon Surface
Sunflower Throw Pillow
New!
Sunflower Throw Pillow

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.