A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 315,057
Currently Running With Scissors:
168 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: crafty book covers?  (Read 659 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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!

Started a knitting blog.
« 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.
« 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"

« 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.

MMMmmm... summer.
Crafty Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 458
Joined: 07-Jul-2005

I love being a mom!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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"


I'm back after a long time away and trying to find time to craft as I adjust to life as a mom!
« 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

Please visit my knitting blog: http://clairemitchell.wordpress.com/
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.