by Lesley Kim

I am really going to organize my home for the next 6 months.  The hard part for me is not the organization, but the purging.  To really get  things organized, it’s important to purge and get rid of unnecessary clutter.  I am one of those people who get emotionally attached to things, and can not bear to part with my things. Yes… I am borderline a hoarder =)

IMG_8551Back to my plan to organize… My first project is to organize my overly cluttered bookshelf. I like the look of uniformity and I plan on covering my books to create a simple, organized look on my bookshelf.

IMG_80121decorate booksUsing plain Kraft paper, I covered my books. Wrapping each book with paper can become tedious and boring.  I find that the more books you wrap, the faster and more efficient you become with the process =).  There are also many types of wrapping paper you can use to decorate books.  I already have Kraft paper so I opted for this paper.  I did see this beautiful, matte silver wrapping paper at Michael’s which would look amazing!

decorate  booksI decorated the front of the books with a white doily, adding some cutout flowers for some detail.  The possibilities are pretty much endless.  I love using what I have around the house, but you can use any items you want to decorate books.

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On the spine of the book, I wrote the title of the book with a skinny, black marker.  I have completed one shelf, with  a few more to go.  I can’t wait for my home to get somewhat organized! =)