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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Free Printable: Vintage-Inspired Anatomy Book Labels

Create unique vintage-inspired books using free anatomy book labels! 

Did you know I graduated from college with a degree in Exercise Science?  

Yup,  I studied exercise physiology, biomechanics and had my head buried in biology, chemistry and human anatomy and physiology books for years.  I even had the opportunity to study a human cadaver, which was incredibly fascinating and something I will never forget. 

Although I never put my degree to use, (I got married when I was 22, just 2 months after graduating college, fell into a 10 year career as an insurance agent then became a full-time DIY/home decor blogger) I still have a love for anatomy and physiology.  In fact, I have all my old anatomy books from college that I can't bring myself to get rid of.  

So, it should be of no surprise that I decided to combine my love of vintage and anatomy to create vintage-inspired anatomy books! 

DIY vintage-inspired books using free anatomy book labels

I was itching for a quick and simple craft and these DIY vintage-inspired anatomy books were the perfect affordable five minute craft.  

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- Anatomy Book Labels (Printable can be found HERE
- Old Books ( I used Reader's Digest Books) 
- Scissors
- Craft Paint Brush


Disclaimer: Please note, these books were already falling apart and/or damaged.  I love and use vintage books in my decor, so please don't hate me for cutting books apart 😬.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, let's get to the super easy, super budget-friendly, vintage-inspired books.  This quick five minute project doesn't even need a tutorial, but just in case, here ya go. 

Supplies for vintage-inspired anatomy books

Print anatomy book labels, which can be found HERE.  (Please note:  these were created and designed by me, Little House of Four and are for personal use ONLY) 

PRINTING TIPThe anatomy labels were sized for the Reader's Digest books that I used.  If you are using smaller books you may need to reduce the scale of the images.  This can be done under your printing settings before printing. 

Cut front and back cover off each book using a sharp craft knife.  

Cutting off front and back of book

Cut out anatomy book labels and attach them to the books using a thin layer of Mod Podge.  

Gluing anatomy labels onto books using mod podge

And........that's it! 

DIY vintage-inspired books using free anatomy. book labels

DIY vintage-inspired books

Free printable, diy vintage-inspired anatomy book labels

free vintage-inspired anatomy book labels

I couldn't be happier with how these vintage-inspired DIY anatomy books turned out!  It's a great way to repurpose old books that may already be damaged or falling apart.  

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DIY vintage-inspired books using free anatomy labels


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  1. What did you use for the periodical table backdrop?