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These two little brick pavers have been hanging out on Kreig’s parents’ back porch for oh… about 5 years. Kreig and I acquired these little guys like the week that we started dating… actually, I’m not even sure if we were actually “dating” yet. (Erin, do you remember this day?!) How we acquired them is pretty funny, but I’m not telling you! However, I will tell you that after we had been together for a while we always joked that we were going to use them to build a house someday. So, they’re kind of sentimental bricks.
Kreig happened to notice them on his parents’ porch last week — the same day I was going to paint my bookcase. As we walked by them he said “we should do something with those bricks… what can we do with them?” I knew immediately that I wanted to use them as book ends. And Lord knows I need tasks to occupy me while paint is drying or I’ll end up sitting antsily (that is totally a word, spell check!) next to it with a blowdryer trying to speed up the process. So while my paint dried, I grabbed my bricks and created the simplest craft ever.
Lay your brick on your choice of paper. I of course used my favorite Target Dollar Spot paper. Someone needs to stop me. I am ready to wrap my house in this stuff.
And literally wrap it like a present, only using hot glue instead of tape. I tried tape, but it wouldn’t stick to my brick. (Is that like a 90s rap song? Well it just became a 2013 wrap song.) You’ll have one ugly side, but it’s okay because it will be up against your book.
And that’s seriously it… pop your cute little bricks on either side of some books, and you have bookends!
Here they are living on my made-over bookcase.
Cute, huh? Too bad it was so quick that I ended up having to wait for my paint to dry anyway….