6.01.2011

Summer Reading Lists

All the end of the school year stuff has kept us (and lots of the blogosphere!) hopping with events and teacher gifts and graduations.  I, for one, start to dream of long lazy summer days pool side with a book beside me!  Most kids are being sent home with some kind of summer reading list too!  But do we just scan through the local bookstore?  Nope.  The Holiday Snobs have to turn our summer reading lists into a keepsake that looks good on a shelf!  So we thought we'd share our snobby versions!  Today we have teen (girl most likely) and Adult!  And if you know a father who's a reader, maybe it'd make a good gift idea along with a new book?

For the teen version, I wrapped my favorite teen novel (not necessarily, but does anything say "teen" like a copy of "Twilight"???) with hot pink and yellow twine and stuck in these scalloped circles.  I wrote three titles down from a recommended reading list and embellished the circles with some fun rhinestones.   I used an embellished clothespin to attach the label so the book is completely unscathed. 

For the Adult Summer Reading List, I made a 5x7 image on picnik just to have a clear template.  It's not really very special, but I already did the work, so I might as well share it!  Just save the image to your computer if you want to use it, and let us know!

I decided to display the list with a book redo that was inspired by a post I saw on Knock Off Decor.   Jessica at Running with Scissors had seen these old books bundled by Ballard designs and copied them with some old paper backs.  I used a couple of hardcovers from the Dollar Store and ripped the spines off, then bundled with twine. 


I LOVE how they turned out!  I promise they look even better in person!  And for 2 bucks?  Pretty cheap for a different decoration. 





We'll post our kid versions tomorrow, you'll love 'em!!
You can go to the TeenReads.com site here to view the teen reading list.

Linking here:
Sunday:
http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/http://niftythriftythings.blogspot.com/
Monday:
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/http://makingtheworldcuter.blogspot.com/http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/http://www.skiptomylou.org/http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/
Tuesday:
http://todayscreativeblog.net/http://ladybug-blessings.com/http://tipjunkie.com/http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/
Wednesday:
http://eisymorgan.blogspot.com/http://www.paisleypassions.blogspot.com/http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/http://www.mybackyardeden.com/http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/
Thursday:
http://www.momnivores-dilemma.com/,  http://www.houseofhepworths.com/http://nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com/
Friday:
http://www.whipperberry.com/http://www.thegirlcreative.com/,http://tidymom.net/http://sassysites.blogspot.com/http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/
Saturday:
http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com

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3 comments:

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Yay! I have a ton of books I want to read this summer...thanks so much for the printable!

Laura Lowe said...

Hi, following from the Wandering Wednesday Hop! Hope you'll visit me at http://everythingbeautifulinitstime.com!

Ginger said...

Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. One of my favorite parts about summer are the extra trips the library! :) Thanks for sharing. Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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