Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY
It’s Back-to-School time! And, carrying heavy books can be such a drag when your student gets into the older grades. You can’t really lighten their load but you can brighten it with some fun book covers made from wrapping paper and washi tape. Here’s how:
Supplies that you’ll need:
- wrapping paper wider than your biggest book (check local craft stores for fresh new patterns)
- washi tape or decorative masking tape
- stickers (optional)
You probably remember how to cover books from the last time you were in high school but if you need a refresher her’s how we did it:
First, lay you book down open faced on your wrapping paper and cut it so that you have one inch on the top and the bottom and two inches on each side.
Bend your paper around the book on the top and the bottom so you have a slight crease for reference. Remove the book and crease the top and bottom sides down. Then put your book back down and do the same thing for the right and left sides. (Be sure to do this step with your book open.)
Now that you have all your sides folded carefully slip your cover into the two inch slot created by the folded sides. Tape to secure and then decorate with tape! Try stripes in different colors going all directions. Let your students show their individual style with prints and patterns. If they are still into stickers that works too!
Books or festive presents? I guess that depends on how much you like to study! Enjoy!
Published August 27, 2015. Last updated August 4, 2017.