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MAKE IT YOURSELF // Book Covers

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The bookshelves in our family room needed a lot of help since they were way too dark. I mean the first tenant of farmhouse style is all white everything, right?

I tried turning the books backwards but I could not convince my husband that they looked better “inside out”. So I decided to make white book covers for all of my books.

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Back in junior high school (I know, this totally makes you all realize how old I am since I didn’t call it middle school) we had to cover our books. It’s a very simple process and takes just a few supplies. 

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W H A T    Y O U ‘ L L    N E E D:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Grey stamp pad
  • Alphabet stamps
  • White artist’s tape (not pictured)

S T E P    B Y    S T E P: 

STEP  #1 

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Cut paper large enough to have a 1 ½” – 2” border around all sides.

STEP  #2

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Fold over the lengthwise edges so the book is covered to the edge. Fold the ends over the edge and then form a crease with your fingers to define the end of the book.

STEP  #3

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This helps align where you should stamp the book title.

STEP  #4

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Stamp the title of the book on the binding edge and measure about 1 ½” from the top edge. Don’t worry if it is perfect. It looks better if it is not.

STEP  #5

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Peace the book in the cover and tape the inside of each edge to secure the cover on each book.

STEP  #6

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Make additional covers for all of your books and stack them in your bookshelves and you’re done! 

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