Last week I showed you our Spring Entry with the wire basket filled with books. I DIY'd those book jackets from brown packaging paper I buy at Dollar Tree and embellishments I have on hand. Each one looks different but together they make a cohesive unit for the vintage look I like so well.
This is an easy project I used to do when I was in grade school. I love it because it can be customized just by changing the color or type of paper you use and/or adding interesting embellishments.
You will need:
- An old book (any size) or a new one
- A role of paper - I used brown packaging paper for this tutorial($1/roll at Dollar Tree)
- Embellishments - I used ribbon for this tutorial
you want to lie your book on your paper and fold it over from the spine to the opening leaving a 3 inch overhang to make the fold that goes on the inside of the book.
Cut at arrow 1. Then using your fingers crease along the books edges on all sides like arrow 2.
When you close your book it will look like this. Now I leave a lot of my books just this way so they don't compete with my decor but blend in. Especially if I am using them as lifts for other items such as candles or flowers in vases. However, you can go one step further and embellish them to match your decor even more.
I will be sharing more ways to use books in your decor in the future. It is a very simple and budget friendly way to add to a vintage look or any look as far as that goes.
What simple item do you like to use in many different ways in your decor? Tell us about it in the comments below.
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Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
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