Diy Bowie Brick Bookends



The other day our Assistant Art Director, Tali sent us a new project to post.  Looking for something creative to hold your books? What about these glitter painted brick book ends? Here’s how=)

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Supplies You’ll Need!!

  • painters tape
  • bricks (number depends on how many bookends you need)
  • krylon Glitter Spray Paint
  • newspaper

Brush residue off your bricks. Using painters tape, map out the triangle you want to paint. Making sure to cover the sides as well.

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Lay down your newspaper in a well ventilated area (far away from anything you don’t want covered in glitter). Follow directions on the spray paint can, shake vigorously for two minutes before spraying.

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Staying 10-12 inches away from your bricks, make slow, sweeping motions across. Make 2-3 thin coats with time to dry in between layers work better than one heavy coat.

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After paint is dry, peel off the painters tape. You can spray a fixative layer over the glitter (or use an aerosol hairspray!) to set the glitter paint.

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Let dry for 24 hours so fumes can wear off before putting them on your shelf.

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