While I realize that a book cover craft would probably be more popular during the back to school season, decoupage, or Mod Podge, is always in style. This book cover feels like vinyl and I’m absolutely in love with it. I will definitely be making more, I only wish I had discovered how good these feel before all my kids grew up!
You can use any method of design that you like, I happened to use scrapbook paper and a few steampunk type embellishments. So, if your son is a baseball fan or your daughter is into flower power, you can decorate it to fit their likes and wants. Maybe this book cover craft is for you, like this one was for me. Design it however you like.
I chose to create a cover for my high school yearbook. Therefore, the scrapbook rub-ons that I used seemed quite fitting. Adding the little gears and keys simply states my style now that I’m many years out of high school.
You must start with the actual book you want to cover. If you’ve ever made a book cover from a brown paper grocery bag, then you’re halfway there already. The full instructions are below, but you can see from the pictures that I’ve marked the inside of the cover after creating it so that I can remove it, decoupage it, and then put it back together when I’m finished.
I used several different patterns of paper, you could use all one color if you like. I used rub-ons for the words. Put those on to the paper first, then decoupage that on to the cover. After it’s all dry and your book is inserted, you can use hot glue or E6000 to attach embellishments.
That’s it, all done! I love the feel of this book cover. I was actually quite bummed out back in August when I made this because my 14-year old said he didn’t need any book covers. Boo! I was totally ready to make some for him. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to make more for me then!
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