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Liven up your bookshelves!
We all have books and we all need bookends. Why not try these beautiful seashell encrusted bookends to liven up your bookshelves!

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© 2019 Mark Montano / Simon & Schuster · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a book end. Seashell Encrusted Bookends - Step 1
    Step 1

    HERE’S HOW:
    *Using the Elmer’s Wood glue, glue your 2x4 pieces into and “L” shape with vertical part of the “L” sitting on the horizontal part.

  • How to make a book end. Seashell Encrusted Bookends - Step 2
    Step 2

    *When they are dry, start applying the seashells to the “L” making sure not to glue them to the bottom or the side that touches the books.

  • Step 3

    *After your seashells dry in place you will need to fill in any gaps with smaller seashells

  • Step 4

    *Coat with Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating

  • Step 5

    *Measure the bottom of your bookend and apply a piece of the self-stick foam (this will keep it from slipping)

  • How to make a book end. Seashell Encrusted Bookends - Step 6
    Step 6

    *Measure the side that touches the books and apply a piece of the self-stick felt. This will assure that your books are kept in perfect shape and not marked or scratched by the bookends.

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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
looks almost like the shells are falling off the books
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Elviraax
Elviraax · 5 projects
that is soo cool!
but i'll never have enough shells 2 make this...Happy
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crafty_puppy *.
crafty_puppy *.
i <3 that you can see all your books in those bookends. =P
when i first saw the thumbnail of this photo, i thought that they were made of cracker jacks!!! =P mmm. now i am hungry...
you're totally rad, keep on making the super awesome stuff you do....
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Looks very summery and a great way to dress up bookends.
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