DIY Restoration Hardware/Ballard Design Inspired Antiqued Books

DIY Unbound Book Bundle are so hot right now, and so are the prices. Instead of spending over $20 for a bundle, try this easy tutorial.

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

Old books bring back so much nostalgia.

The smell, the feel of the yellowed pages, and the desire to escape into another world within those pages.

Do you pass up those old books when you go junkin’? They are always on my mind when I visit thrift stores or garage sales.

You may think again about passing up those old books once you see this easy DIY Unbound Book Bundle knockoff!

DIY Restoration Hardware books

Those bundled books – they make me swoon – but not enough for hand over $20 – 30 bucks a bundle!

They sell these at Ballard Designs as well as Restoration Hardware.

Unbound books look so beautiful, especially wrapped up in twine, but it is one of THE easiest DIYs I’ve ever made.

DIY Restoration Hardware books

Here’s how to get this similar look for a fraction of the cost. Affiliate sources are provided for your convenience – read my full disclosure here.

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

Old Books
Exacto Knife
TwineFirst, I went to my local Goodwill and found these AWESOME books. They ranged anywhere from 25 cents to a dollar.

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

Another trick is to check the clearance bin. I grab any old hardcover book – my personal preference are books published before the 50s.

For this stack of 4 books, my total cost was only $2.25!!

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

I absolutely LOVE the old inscriptions left from the previous owners! That handwriting is beautiful!

Next, you take your exacto knife and carefully score the hardcover binding on the front and back inside covers.  Take your time so you don’t rip the pages.

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

Just discard the old covers.  Finally, wrap the bare books in twine and that’s it!

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

Sometimes, I added a little embellishment for my own personal touch.

DIY Unbound Book Bundle

It’s a fun easy way to add neutral touches of decor in your home.

DIY Unbound Book Bundles - old book and twine recreate one of Restoration Hardware and Ballard Designs top seller!

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