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Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY (supplies) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY

By Brenda Ponnay

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:

Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY (supplies) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

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
  • scissors
  • 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:

Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY (how-to) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

 

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!

Washi Tape and Wrapping Paper Book Covers DIY by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

 

Books or festive presents? I guess that depends on how much you like to study! Enjoy!

 

 

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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