I’ve been working on unifying the colors in our living room and pulling together a clean and organized look. We spend most of our time in this space so I stare a lot at the bookshelf with multi-colored books…um, no bueno. Being the first room you see when you walk through our front door, I needed a quick and cheap decor solution. Let’s cover the books in colors I need and like!
MAKE IT! You will need:
- Wrapping paper sheets (I used two sheets from Paper Source…this one and that one)
1 – CHOOSE PAPER. Lay out your papers and decide which one will cover which books.
2 – MEASURE & CUT. Lay the book to one corner of the paper so that the book is flush on the long and short sides. Using your pencil/pen, trace a line on the top edge of the book. Like wrapping a gift, flip your book over and again, trace the top edge. To make sure you have more than enough paper to wrap the covers of the book, extend the top edge line an extra 3″-4″. Make a straight line down to the bottom edge of the paper. You now have your rectangle-shaped book cover.
3 – TAPE. Set your book in the book cover, making sure the top and bottom edges are flush. Also, make sure there is extra paper for both the front and back cover of your book. It doesn’t matter which one you do first, tape down the book cover to the inside flap of your book’s front/back cover.
4 – WRAP & TAPE AGAIN. Once you have one cover flap taped, it’ll be easy to pull the book cover tight and wrap it over the book. Once you have a good fit, tape down the other side.
5 – CREASE. Once the book cover is taped on both sides, your last step is creased the edges of your book’s spine. And you’re done!