Girly Girl Bookends

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 4"x5-1/4"

  • Girly Girl Bookends


  • Unfinished wood pieces, #19 Economy Bag
  • Double-sided patterned: Baby Doll; Dress Up; Tricycle
  • Cheeky Chipboard shapes: assorted flowers; flower centers; frame; photo corners
  • Really Big Flower Chips six-petaled flower
  • Baby Girl Embossed Cardstock Stickers
  • Ribbon: pink gingham; brown/white stitched grosgrain
  • Clear acrylic rhinestones
  • Black-and-white photograph, 2-1/2” square


  • ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpads
  • Ceramcoat acrylic paints: Lisa Pink; Apple Green; Spice Brown; Candlelight
  • Ceramcoat All-Purpose Sealer
  • Découpage medium
  • 1. Lightly sand two wood rectangles and two angled blocks from economy pack. Apply sealer to each piece; let dry. Paint one of each shape Apple Green; paint the other Lisa Pink. Let dry.
  • 2. Paint chipboard shapes as follows: large flower, one small flower, and two photo corners Lisa Pink; one medium flower, one small flower, and one photo corner Apple Green; one small and one medium flower Candlelight; one medium flower, one flower center, and frame Spice Brown. Let dry completely.
  • 3. Using wood pieces as templates, and photo as a guide, trace sides of each shape onto patterned papers and cut out. Ink paper edges and adhere to wood pieces with decoupage medium. Lightly sand paper edges even with wood.
  • 4. Glue wooden pieces together to form two bookends. Apply second coat of decoupage medium; let dry.
  • 5. Cut 6" ribbon lengths and tie around chipboard frame edge. Adhere photo to back of frame, and frame to bookend.
  • 6. Lightly ink chipboard and sticker edges. Using photo as guide, adhere elements to bookends. Glue rhinestones to flower centers.
  • More
  • 1. Change up colors and accent pieces for a little, or not so little, guy in your life. Any theme from dinosaurs to golf would look great!
  • 2. Replace accents with memorable quotes or simple monograms for everyday gift-giving needs.