DIY Bookends

One of the major projects we did in our house was a TV Wall. Instead of an entertainment center, we put up shelves. Which means that instead of a DVD rack, we have shelves. Which means that to put up our DVDs, I needed bookends.

You can see where this is going.

I tried to find cute ones online, but I was not satisfied with any of the ones I was seeing. So I decided to make my own!

DIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert Monster

You may be wondering, “what’s up with the bull & the alligator?”

My husband is an alumnus of USF, home of the Bulls. I am an alumna of UF, home of the Gators.

Thank you, Gilmore Girls, for teaching me the proper singular forms of the word alumnus. Yes, that is all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls on the shelf.

So, these bookends are a subtle tribute to our alma maters. They were also really easy to make!

DIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert Monster

I bought the bull & gator on Amazon & the birch bases at Michael’s. I had this adhesive for other home projects, & it was perfect for this one since it dries clear! You can probably use one of several other types of adhesives, but this is what I had around the house & it did the trick.

DIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert Monster

This adhesive also takes 24 hours to set, which is great because I totally moved the Gator around several times before I found the best spot for it.

DIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert Monster

See, totally clear! The whole picture is clearer. The adhesive didn’t have anything to do with that, but still! Clear.

Umm, that’s it.

That’s how easy these were to make.

DIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert MonsterDIY Bookends Bull & Gator - Mrs. Dessert MonsterGo ahead, judge our collection. I think it’s pretty sweet, especially now that it’s up with these awesome bookends!

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8 thoughts on “DIY Bookends

  1. projectpatrol June 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM Reply

    Those are adorable. Love how they represent and mean something to each of you too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kelder June 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM Reply

    Love the Gilmore girls dvds up there!

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    • Gina June 29, 2015 at 1:24 PM Reply

      Thanks! I don’t think I talk about my love of Gilmore Girls enough on this blog!


  3. thecraftymummyblog June 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM Reply

    How Cool! Love them❤️☺️👍


  4. lelaburris July 1, 2015 at 8:55 PM Reply

    What a creative way to make bookends! I love them! And those birch bases are fantastic for showcasing your bull and alligator figures! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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  5. Our TV Wall | Mrs. Dessert Monster July 2, 2015 at 1:05 AM Reply

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