Thursday, April 28, 2011

[so cheap, so easy]: Covered Books

I absolutely love the idea of covered books. I actually covered some of my own the other day with some really great handmade (or so they say) wrapping paper from World Market. It was almost like a papyrus with designs on it. Of course, I haven't taken pictures of them, yet. I got a new camera, but for some reason, the expensive camera didn't turn me into an awesome photgrapher. What's up with that?

What I really love is a book covered in fabric. I love every single pattern in the Real Simple picture. But, really, you can cover a book in anything: wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, newspaper, paper bags, fabric, etc. All you have to do is measure your paper to size, leaving enough width to be able to fold and tuck in the front and back cover, cut, and wah-lah, covered books.

image from Real Simple

image from Ohdeedoh

image from Everything Fabulous


  1. I love the fabric in the Real Simple photo. What a great way to use your scarp fabric!

  2. Agreed, pretty fabric, cute idea!!


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