I’m a sucker for digging up old and interesting-looking hardcover books at the thrift store or antique mall, and I get so sad when I find torn or scribbled out pages on the inside. But, thanks to this DIY invisible bookends project, there’s still hope for all of those pretty covers on otherwise useless volumes!
Invisible bookends are a beautiful way to finish off open-ended bookshelves or mantle and tabletop displays, and they’ll help keep your favorite titles in place without distracting from your decor.
Want to make a set for your space? You’ll need a few basic tools, beginner-level woodworking skills, and a couple of books that have seen better days. Then, when you’re ready, head on over to this easy-to-follow DIY invisible bookends tutorial that Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shared on A Beautiful Mess.
A simple and stylish project that’s ideal for book nerds and design geeks alike? Be still, my print-loving heart!
If organization is on your to-do list, this is definitely the perfect weekend activity to jumpstart that spring cleaning. (It’s also a great excuse to hit your favorite thrift store!)