Book Cover Project by Arounna of bookhou

Another inspiring project sent to us from Arounna Khounnoraj of bookhou.

I really like this project – it’s a nice way to add colour to your book shelf or give new life to an old favourite.

book covers finished

book covers finished

book covers materials needed

book covers materials needed

What you will need:
book(s)
decorative paper (shown in picture are
Chiyogami, printed Nepalese papers, and Carta Varese papers from Italy.)
folding bone
craft knife
ruler
pencil
cutting mat

book covers step 1

book covers step 1

step 1
Holding the book pages, lay the front and back cover flat in the centre of the decorative paper (on plain side) and take your pencil to trace.

book covers step 2

book covers step 2

book covers step 3

book covers step 3

step 2-3
allow about 2-3 inches around the perimeter of the outline drawn – any extra use your xacto knife and ruler to trim. Take your folding bone and score along the top and bottom lines of the pencil lines

book covers step 4

book covers step 4

step 4
fold over the flaps

step 5
place the book on top of the paper and fold over the flap for the front and back of the book tucking them in under each cover.

book covers step 6

book covers step 6

step 6
once the book is placed inside the paper rub your fingers all around to crease the edges.

all done!

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4 Responses to “Book Cover Project by Arounna of bookhou”

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  2. Ruthee says:

    We were also required to cover our textbooks and a local company provided basic paper with adverts all over it that could be used for the book covers. I used freezer paper as it held up well, had a protective lining inside and was easy to work with. I would much rather have used lovely paper such as this, but had to be frugal then and even now. Oh, such memories of days gone by.

  3. anonymous says:

    A tutorial to cover books? The next one should be on how to turn the pages!

  4. felicity says:

    We were required to make these in high school to protect our text books. I always used brown paper bags, what a beautiful update this would have been.

    Cheers!

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