Easy Paper Book Covers

Easy Paper Book Covers

Usually, I keep my vintage/ decorative books on my shelves and put the non-matching books aside. But, sometimes when I want to leave my everyday books out, I will transform them using paper book covers.

You probably made these when you were in school, back in the day. If so, you will know how quick and easy these are.  And you didn’t even know you were into DIY in those days!

The possibilities are endless and it really only takes a few minutes to make a paper book cover.  They look especially beautiful with a whole row of books.

Kraft Paper Book Cover Ideas by She Holds Dearly

Pinterest is loaded with great inspiration for paper book covers!

So, don’t let essential books derail you from achieving the specific look you are going for in your decorating.  Just make them work by giving them a quick makeover!

 

Easy Paper Book Covers

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Kraft Paper Book Cover Ideas by She Holds Dearly

Supplies

  • Books
  • Paper
    • I saved my packing paper from a recent order, but brown paper grocery bags work great, too.

Paper Book Cover Tutorial by She Holds Dearly

Tutorial

 

  • First, cut the paper to a size a few inches larger than the open book, if it isn’t already.
  • Then, fold the top and bottom edges up to be the same length as the book.

Paper Book Cover Tutorial by She Holds Dearly

  • Next, fold the sides in to be the same width as the book and tuck the front and back covers into the paper cover.

Paper Book Cover Tutorial by She Holds Dearly

  • Tape on top and bottom to hold the side flaps in place.
  • Lightly draw a line with the pencil and ruler on the spine of the book where you want the new title to be stamped.
  • Finally, stamp in the new title, using the alphabet rubber stamps and erase the pencil line.

DIY Paper Book Covers by She Holds Dearly

Maybe you can say I go a little overboard with details in my decorating. It’s been said before.

But, the magic really happens when you can get all the little details to line up.

Details like paper book covers!

 

DIY Paper Book Covers by She Holds Dearly

 

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16 Comments

  1. Brenda
    July 11, 2017 / 1:33 PM

    It is all in the details!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:11 PM

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.;)

  2. Tanya Hulbert
    July 12, 2017 / 7:10 AM

    You’re so right! I haven’t made these since my school days! So fun and I’d love to do some for school books in the living room!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:13 PM

      Ooooo, yes, that would look great!

  3. July 13, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    Wow…what a difference the stamps make. Fabulous.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:13 PM

      Those stamps might be my favorite crafting item ever, I have been using them for twenty years!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:15 PM

      Anything to stay on theme, right?!;)

  4. July 14, 2017 / 4:10 PM

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Creative Circle Link Party!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:15 PM

      You bet, Iris, thanks for hosting. xoxo

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:16 PM

      I’m so glad you are here, haha, thanks for noticing the wrinkling detail. Looks a little more vintage, don’t you think?

  5. July 17, 2017 / 5:08 PM

    I recently purchased a roll of brown kraft paper for this very use – I love the look of the crumpled paper, too. It adds even more character and charm 🙂
    Best,
    Kelly

  6. Carolyn Elson
    July 21, 2017 / 12:13 PM

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  7. July 24, 2017 / 9:07 AM

    This is a great idea Sarah and so quick! Love it!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2017 / 7:21 PM

      Thanks, Summer, I know you understand the importance of the details. xoxo

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