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ktgotskills
« on: August 31, 2005 05:05:58 PM »

well, school is starting again, and the teachers are requesting covers for schoolbooks. any one have any crafty ideas to make books awesome without actually sticking anything to the cover (except like stuff that will come off, of course).

i didn't want my book to have a boring brown paper bag cover like everyone else!
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005 05:35:43 PM »

There are stretchy book covers at Wal Mart and I think Michaels.
If you sew you can make your own covers and use pretty fabric: http://sewing.about.com/libr...
If you draw, I did this on a brown paper bag (ignore the black spots): http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sr...

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005 05:36:54 PM »

make a stretchy book cover!
i had a few of them in high school,
given to me by a cousin,
and i friggin love them.

edit: and by "stretchy" i mean "Stretchy fabric"
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005 06:20:52 PM »

ooh... someone did that awesome monster book cover and probably wouldn't mind a little copycatting. So maybe a search.. it was totally cool.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005 06:38:21 PM »

Here's the link for the monster book covers  I think the would be extra cute if you used fuzzy fabric Grin  Here's a picture of the "book eater"
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005 09:23:32 PM »

If you do Geography or whatever, instead of using a brown paper bag cover, you could use a cheap map. Ok, this isn't exactly what you're looking for but I read in a magazine a while ago about decorating binders. If you buy a binder with a plastic cover (so you can insert something into the cover) you could insert a lightweight sheet of stainless steel from the hardware store. You then cover the whole binder with something like wrapping paper and you can use magnets to decorate the front of your binder as you please! So, that waws a bit off subject but it might be interesting for someone! Smiley
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