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DIY Bookcovers at home!

What you’ll need: School books, grocery bags or large construction paper, scissors, artist tape, ink pads, pencils, and stamps 


Prepare your grocery bag. Cut out the bottom of the bag. Start by selecting one corner of the bag, cutting down along the seam toward the bottom, then working along the bottom seam. Continue cutting, removing the entire bottom panel of the bag. This will give you a large sheet of paper to use for covering your book.



Making the basic cover. Using the grocery bag or a sheet of blank construction paper, place your book in the middle of your paper with the wrong side of the paper facing you to determine the size your cover needs to be. Fold the paper up against the top edge of your book and crease. Repeat for the bottom. Finish off the top and bottom edge by folding along the crease.

With your book to the right of center, determine where the front and back flaps will be. These will tuck into your book and should be around 1-2″ wide. Trim away any excess paper and fold over front and back cover.

There are two ways too attach the cover to the book. You can tuck the cover into the flaps you’ve just created securing the cover in place, or you can fold the flaps over the cover and secure in place with tape.

(Photos and Instructions from the Creative Bug Blog)


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