Sunday, 29 August 2010

Pretty paper covered books

While looking for something crafty to do this morning, I went to Brown Paper Packages fabulous site and found a great tutorial on covering books, very easily, and I am all about the easy :)
I thought I was clever when I covered my books with craft paper, but they were a little boring.
I used scrap book paper that I already had, two way glue because I didn’t have two way tape, some gold distressing ink and ta da, much prettier and they inject some needed colour.
Joining in on the fun at:
The DIY Show Off


  1. Now how pretty is that. I love them. You did a fabulous job. Hugs,Marty

  2. Very pretty. I like to decorate with books but it's always hard for me to find just the right color. I have lots of books around here that I could cover. I have a bunch of paper to use too. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Oooh! I love these!! They look soo great :) Awesome job

  4. I like these A LOT. Love the choice of papers and colours. When I finally get my shelves for my family room, I want some colourful books to display like that. Gret job as usual Mel!

  5. Books and paper!!! 2 of my favorite things!!! They're beautiful:)

  6. Your books look wonderful. Great job.

  7. What a nice thrifty little freshen up!

  8. They turned out perfectly! I love them!

  9. You know I love this since I did it in my bedroom! I just covered some books with scrapbook paper too. Yours look a lot better than mine though! Great job! Lisa~

  10. I am visiting from Hand Me Down House...and I love these books you covered!!! I am going to try this, as I love books but want them to look pretty on my bookshelves. Thanks for the inspiration!


    PS: Would you mind if I used an image from this post in a post I do in the future on "pretty books"? I would link it back to your beautiful blog, of course. :) Let me know!