A couple of weeks ago I was walking through the church were I work and on a table by the library there was a big pile of hardback books marked FREE BOOKS! Me and my two little boys loaded our arms down with books and hauled them to the car. The books themselves weren't bad looking but they didn't suit me as they were...
See what I mean, some are really pretty colors and some are blah. One day I'm going to set out to only find books in one shade, like that pretty Tiffany Blue one above. Another project for another time. Today, after weeks of waiting, I decided to give my desire to recover these books a try. Here's my first attempt.
While I love the muted colors and patterns, they sort of just get lost in my house so I had to turn the color dial up a bit and move from paper to fabric. I do have to stay true to myself...fabric is just more fun. So, I pulled out a few of my fat quarters that I bought for my quilting (translation: I need to buy more fat quarters). Here's the easiest book covering project ever...
|Iron the fabric.|
|Trim the book away from the cover|
|Mod Podge the front of the book cover.|
|Flip cover over and press to wrong side of fabric, trim and fold edges over.|
|Use the first and last page of the book and glue the book back into the cover.|
I can't wait to fill my bookshelf up with pretty covered books. I love fabric, fabric stores are like my candy stores and I should display what I love, this is an easy way to do just that.