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For a fun and easy craft on a rainy or snowy day, get your glue gun, some old, recycled, reusable, or even new 3 or 4 inch tiles and make a pair (or more) of bookends. The tiles are very dense materials so the bookends are quite heavy and able to support large books.

Step 1: Supplies Needed

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All you really need is the tile and a glue gun.  Embellishments and or decorations are optional, and these can be unlimited as you will see.
 
bushra5 years ago
wow dats kewl !!!
i ll try it thx a lot :D
Way cool. I have needed bookends for my mantle for so long. GREAT instructable.
Creativeman (author)  noise_metal_freak5 years ago
Thank you. Cman
so for one bookend,  you have four on the bottom, and four for the side is that right?
Creativeman (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
If 3 inch tiles are used, it's best to use 4 on each "leg" of the bookend, I believe. The one I made with the 4 inch tile only needed 2 on each leg. Thanks for your question. Cman
HandyMummy5 years ago
A lot of tiles are so nice that further decoration would be a shame. I would glue a piece (or four tiny pieces) of thin leather underneath to protect the shelves - nothing else if the tiles are nice.
Creativeman (author)  HandyMummy5 years ago
You're right, HM, that's a good idea re: the leather. Cman
Ninzerbean5 years ago
 I can't believe I have actually paid for book ends (in the past), great idea Cman!
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
Thanks Ninzerbean...Cman
 This is a great idea after a tile project. You always either have too few or way too many - it would definitely help turn the leftovers into something useful. :)
Creativeman (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
Hey, thanks jesse: My tiling days are over, but you are right: whenever I would do a project, the directions always said "add 10 to 15%" to your order...just in case. well I always ended up with too many. Do you suppose the tile co.s had a stake in the directions? But then I'm cynical....Cman
lemonie5 years ago
I know where to pick up an abandoned car-battery, you're making me thing of lead... thanks.

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Nice book-ends
Creativeman (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Huh? I don't get the reference to a car battery.....but thanks for the compliment, anyway.
You've got the weight you need for book-ends, in thinking of heavy-stuff you might not think of using for book-ends you got me thinking about lead-electrodes.

L