There are tons of DIY décor ideas out there and custom bookends are one of the easiest ways to customize your décor, inexpensively. Check out these tips:
1. Paint over old, heavy knick knacks to create newer looking bookends (for instance, old figurines and shapes). For a more polished look, use Krylon metallic paint.
2. Fill old clear or colored jars with shells, sand, or marbles with unique looking bookends. Best of all, it’s easy to change the color of the contents as you change your décor.
3. Recover old hardbound books that aren’t in the best shape with colorful or patterned fabrics. You can really use this tip with anything heavy enough to withstand the weight of books.