School season is almost upon us and before you know it we’ll be elbow deep in number 2 pencils, wide-ruled paper, and after school snacks. Of course, there’ll also be new school books that will need to be covered so I’m here to show you three super easy DIY book cover ideas that are fun to make!
3 DIY Book Cover Ideas:
Before we can start decorating, we need to go over the steps to making a basic book cover. You can use any paper roll as the base to making a cover, including paper grocery bags. Begin by folding a panel of paper to the width of the book you would like to cover.
Choose from Consumer Craft’s wide selection of duct tape to decorate the outside of your cover. I love the way the Gold Duct Tape and Teal Duct Tape look together! Beginning in the corner, add a diagonal section of tape to secure the flap and overlap to the back.
Do you have a child who is graduating this year and already counting down the days? Help them keep track of how many days of school are left with this handy countdown cover. Use the basic book cover method I showed you above and then just add black vinyl letters (either pre-cut or created with a Silhouette Cutting Machine) and a chalkboard vinyl rectangle.
Use a fine tip chalk marker to count down the days to graduation!
Declare your obsession with washi tape by decorating a plain cover with the crafter’s tape everyone knows and loves!
Use the basic method to cover your book and then add plenty of washi tape to customize it. With so many different washi tape options from Consumer Crafts, your options are endless!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.