I’ve got lots of books about all kinds of random stuff. Everything from, Being Vegan (tried that in college), Growing Bonsai (tried that too. I liked pruning a little too much!), to lots of left over college books, and a few good fiction novels that I just won’t likely read again. Half Price Books is my friend and because of this little obsession, I have quite the book collection. I decided to host a few girls and get rid of some of my books! It seemed perfect: books and cookies and my friends= an ABC’s Party
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This is a book I bought when I lived in China. I had intentions of hanging up some of the pictures, but never got around to it. Obviously, I can’t read the book, so I didn’t feel too bad ripping out pages! I have twine laying around. I used a sharpie to write letters on the pages and the folded the page over the twine and taped. Super easy. (FYI: sharpie bleeds, put something under your book pages)
I rearranged a few things to make a cozy seating nook and stole the lamp from the suspended desk. The rug is from my bathroom. I don’t buy stuff, I just move it around so it looks new! I rearranged the coffee table too. I put my altered scrapbooks books out just for fun.
I had a pink, plastic Ulta bag in the recycle bin and decided to make a festive little plastic bag pom pom.
The little book page streamers hanging from the bar were a last minute touch, but it was SO easy and free… I had to do it.
This was a happy accident:
I had just printed a few pics from the 30th birthday party. They were laying on the bar for days weeks, and as I was picking up for ABC Party, I threw the pics in the Silhouette enhanced yum jar and called it a day. I like it! I think they are staying there for awhile!
After all of this, I couldn’t leave out the the other side of the room. I whipped out the DIY garlands I made for a friend’s surprise B-day a few years ago. I pulled the white crate that lives in the laundry room and stuck in front of the fire place to hold more books. It’s all about using what you’ve got!
Wow. Picture throw up! I’m sorry about that and the whole “not making a big deal out of it” didn’t really work out for me! But, what can I say, I love Creating Really Awesome Free Things! And one last picture of a few of the wonderful ladies that attended!
I’m posting about the treats I made for this soiree next week. Have you ever hosted a book swap or a cookie swap or a combo? You should totally do it. Or any other swap for that matter? I love the idea of a clothing swap! When the parties over, you can donate all the books or clothes to charity. Works out well for everyone.
PS: this is the last post this week… I hope y’all have a delicious Turkey Day with family and friends, and just know that I am thankful for each of you for taking your time to read my crafty non sense I call my life!