Jan 30, 2020 ok so for this first book i removed the cover and also the first few pages of the book. Fashionable upcycled old book purse video tutorial diy. This diy knife block, made from old books, is a cinch to make. Books of any sort we used antique books from a secondhand book. The easiest way to do this is by brewing some tea and letting it cool. If you are covering big books create the layout and have them printed and cut at kinkos. If youre looking to inspire a great back cover, read this post thats all about the books back. Hymns and versesdoreen cagno is a participant in the amazon services llc advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Every month, ask this old house and the home depot will present a practical home improvement projectfrom maintenance and repairs, to enhancements and howtoscomplete with video demonstrations, straightforward instructions, and a handy shopping list to get you started. Pour a tiny, small pool of mod podge not too much you can always add more onto the cover of a book. This book has 100 pages made with 5 signatures, each containing 10 sheets of paper. Aug 27, 2009 others may prefer the look of something totally unique, or maybe you just want to get into another diy project. Now, you will measure 2 pieces of fabric to go on the sides of your book purse.
On a purely functional level, a jacket is there to protect the book, but i also like to. But do you really honor your books by letting them. You can make all sorts of decorations for your home using old books. Whether you want to cover expensive school textbooks or even just books in your personal collection, knowing how to make an old fashioned book cover comes in handy. Wooden book covers by lacuna works wooden books, wood.
Creativindie creativindie covers marketing for writers publishing insider bookbutchers editing. When folded in half, the 10 sheets of paper create 20 pages for your book. Wrapping paper book cover wrapping paper makes a great material to cover books with. We collected a lot of pretty hard cover books for the wedding we used them with our center pieces and they have been sitting on our open shelving for the past 10 months. First, follow steps which tell you how to choose and cut the paper for the book jacket.
Close that side of the book and repeat the same process on the other other side of the book. A pattern for two easter eggs i cut these out from an old fedex envelope fabric tracing pin with ink that erases with water dark embroidery thread i used black parchment. Jul 02, 2011 first, follow steps which tell you how to choose and cut the paper for the book jacket. Study over book covers in your genre to see what works. I also chose to have my recipe book spiral bound which comes with this fabulous laminated cover perfect for messy kitchens. Many times, recycling centers wont accept book covers, due to the glue used to manufacture the bindings. So, now youre stuck with trying to find what to do with old books.
How to diy vintage books my husband has too many hobbies. For deep color and stain, dip the fabric or leather into the tea and let it soak for a few minutes. A books cover is your notsosecret weapon when it comes to sales and the readers very first impression of a book. Apr 07, 2020 how to make an upcycled old book purse.
Tutorial on how to cover an old book, add your own words and a comparison book craftspaper. Although we love reading and know that books are for treasuring, there are also some amazing things you can create with those vintage tomes to be found in every thrift store across the land. Put the mod podged side of the book down on the burlap making sure there is 2 inches of. Then youll want to apply a tiny amount of wax on the brush and do light strokes all over the book. With a ruler, draw a lovely straight line for the top and cut out. This tutorial shows you how to re cover books and make a laminated pocket perfect for holding pencils or even bookmark. How to fake an old book cover super easy home decor 5 min. Cover the book with mod podge using a foam roller or brush.
These creative diy candleholders make for pretty centerpieces at virtually any type of gathering. Joel friedlander does a wonderful job of summing up why a cover works, or doesnt. You do not want a lot of wax on your brush or it will be way too dark. So i decided to make my own photo album with things i already had on hand minus the pictures i had to get printed.
How to make a journal from an old book the budget remix. Simply use a razor knife to slice off the covers and drill a hole in the top and thread through a strip. I am choosing to cover a book of scriptures, but you can use any hard bound book or notebook. Here are some creative diy book cover ideas which you will surely love. Basically, book cover design is one of the book s most important assets and can have an enormous impact on sales so you need to get it right. This one is so simple even your little kids can help you make it. Why you shouldnt use book cover images straight from. I highly recommend looking over the monthly book cover contests at the book designer. How to cover a book tutorial featured by popular lifestyle blogger. I started by laying the book down on the craft paper and tracing the outline of each book two times.
Since becoming a blogger, ive worked on improving one blogging aspect or another. Dont toss old books when you decide to get a kindle or a nook, you can make fun crafts from them, to give as gifts or to decorate your home. Diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer august 3, 2014 august 23, 2014 gunnvor karita i like the pages of old books, and enjoy working. Simply cut the material off the binding of a hardcover book, punch a hole near the top, and attach some pretty ribbon or stringthen never lose your place again. Make sure to leave sufficient space on either side of the book to fold the side flaps. Pretty, or at least coloured card to use for the front and back covers. Diy old book photo frame heres a unique way to display special photos.
Wood projects, woodworking projects, bookbinding tutorial, book binder. Fold the construction paper template around the book cover. Diy book cover with corset stitched spine for beginners. Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide. Diyrecycle your old calendar into simple, beautiful gift tags. Old book cover free vector art 3,969 free downloads. Diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer wings. Antique vellum books are getting quite popular in decorating circles.
You can fold, roll, tuck, cut, and glue them in so many different ways to make a gorgeous addition to a wall or door. Measure your book you will need the height, and the width how long from front to back make sure to include the thickness of the book when calculating the. Basically, book cover design is one of the books most important assets and can have an enormous impact on sales so you need to get it right. Diy vintage books with chalk paint life on southpointe drive.
Aug 08, 2012 hidden storage books we have a lot of books many of which we havent read. I really love how easy it is to make, and that it fits really any home decor style. As an amazon associate, i earn from qualifying purchases. Id meant to take a look online to see if this was possible first, but forgot and figured. It might surprise you just how many types of crafts you can create. I decided the best option would be to cover them with some craft paper. For starters, here are all the supplies you will need. Book covers like these work for both hardcover and softcover books, and can be made from any kind of paper you have that is big enough. This tutorial shows you how to recover books and make a laminated pocket perfect for holding pencils or even bookmark. There are crafts with old books you can do, like make bookmarks.
You should first find a metal letter which you can then cover with pieces of paper from an old book. The best thing to use for this project is a brown paper bag from the grocery store. I do love the way the books look without the paper cover on, but i was going for something with no title on it. Aug 17, 2016 i am choosing to cover a book of scriptures, but you can use any hard bound book or notebook. The next step is to cover the front and the back of the book cover separately. Vintage book covers download free vectors, clipart. Ive got a shelf full of these old classic novels, theyve been well read and well. Ok so for this first book i removed the cover and also the first few pages of the book. How to fake an old book cover super easy home decor 5 min craft. Customizable book cover templates for indie authors. You will be left with a piece of paper the same height as your book, but wider on each side. Dec 31, 2016 diyrecycle your old calendar into simple, beautiful gift tags.
Diy book cover with corset stitched spine for beginners easy and fast. To hollow a book, simply cut away sections using a craft knife, then glue the pages together. Cord or leather or thick string or an old shoelace i used thick string, though in this case id actually advise thin leather if you can, as after i made the headband i realised that it would be better with the leather. As promised here are my diy scrapbook paper book covers. Im so thrilled with how this turned out and bonus points because it fits perfectly on my diy tablet stand in the kitchen. See more ideas about diy old books, book crafts and old books. We cherrypicked 68 brilliant covers to give you some book cover ideas. I would love to be able to say that this is a simple project, but in reality i found the concept to be a wee bit simpler than the process. Diy antique books in five minutes sarah joy the blog.
Or, as famed designer paul sahre once put it in an interview with penguin random house. I definitely would not do this to an antique book that had value. Design your own fashion book covers for a fun home decor project. You could also wrap a photo frame in paper to give it a nice vintage look. For each book, lift the pages up leaving just the hard front and back cover laying flat and screw the cover to the mdf. Once it has been removed, you will trim off any excess pages or bits of paper and set it aside. Diy fabric covered books all those cute fabric covered books and journals can get. Both sides of your book should now be covered with a length of paper that is longer than the cover. How to diy book covers with the title printed on the spine. Heres how you can make your own diy photo album from an old book. Aug 03, 2014 diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer august 3, 2014 august 23, 2014 gunnvor karita i like the pages of old books, and enjoy working with them a lot, but what i really love is the hardcovers. Enchanted fairy book diy woodland party decor dollar tree party. I also have a search bar on my blog that will help.
Whether you want to cover expensive school textbooks or even just books in your personal collection, knowing how to make an oldfashioned book cover comes in handy. Jun 02, 2015 open one side of the book cover and lay it flat. This adorable secret compartment filled with a teeny dollhouse. To check out all the amazing blog parties ive joined, click here. Make your book cover appear aged by adding a few stains and giving it an aged tint.
Topishop scrapbook vintage photo album anniversary scrapbook diy photo albums vintage style recording our. Once to cover the front and the next to cover the back. C is for covering books old school with images paper book. For avid readers, altering a books cover or pages in any way may feel sacrilegious. Weve handpicked ten old book crafts ideas thatll make a fabulously unique gift for any occasion though you might end up just wanting to keep them for yourself. Cosmo cricket shares four ways to redo thrifted hardcover book. See more ideas about diy, diy tutorial and fabric book covers. Mar 12, 2019 diy book cover with corset stitched spine for beginners easy and fast. Whatever your reason for wanting to bind your own notebook, heres an easy way to hack a vintage book into a custom journal. Keep your place in a new book with a bookmark made from an old book. Diy altered books, altered boxes, altered art, diy old books, old b.
My diy book cover blunders celebrating independent authors. Put the mod podged side of the book down on the burlap making sure there is 2 inches of extra burlap on all sides of the book. You hop on over to goodreads, find the image, get the link, and add the image to your blog using that link. All your books should now be securely fastened to the mdf board. Instead of moving to step 4, which is printing the book title, simple cover your book with the no printed title paper.
Grab a stack of old books and repaint them to fit your style. You will start by removing a hard book cover from an old book. That said, your book cover is absolutely critical to the success of your book. As promised, i would like to share how i covered my old wellloved books to give my. Ornate leather cover, embossed cover, gold typography.
Today im going to talk about why you shouldnt do this. Affordable and search from millions of royalty free images, photos and vectors. This is just for cool looking old books that have no value at all. See more ideas about diy, diy tutorial and diy notebook. Use scissors to cut down the spine, and then carefully pull the cover away from the pages. For example, you could make a monogram to display on a shelf. Diy old book crafts no 4 accordion organizer wings of. Take an old book, remove the pages, add a binder mechanism, and you have a unique ring binder scrapbook. Its easy to diy vintage books using any hardcover book. Measure your book you will need the height, and the width how long from front to back make sure to include the thickness of the book when calculating the width 2.1192 616 463 191 164 435 1665 785 542 959 1578 608 80 1595 433 958 1418 614 1113 654 1121 1026 233 716 8 1513 1539 40 638 847 899 1174 1612 1487 208 1672 537 1632 163 641 846 810 292 676 1060 1229 236 764 587 811