Fabric Covered books for Home Decor
This fabric covered books are the perfect home decor pieces – make; and they are so cheap to make. The old books, your favorite fabric and Mod-make hotchpotch to.
Are you wondering how to cover a book with fabric? And you wonder why you might want to do that in the first place? Well, sometimes you need to be an interesting touch to your home decor.
And the library – some people don’t know this – has broken, the books are ready for the landfill. Rather than go in the garbage, turn them into the fabric covered books and add them to your decoration!
Hello, everyone! I’m Erin Bassett and I’m going to share with you a quick project that really spiff up your home with fabric books. I love to use books around my house as part of the facility.
It’s a good way to provide visual interest and sometimes give a favorite item a boost in height. My only problem is that the book deals with don’t always “go” with my decor . . . so here’s a good way to change it.How to Cover a book
Just grab a couple of books, paper, Mod patchwork, fabric, scissors, brayer, and an old hotel room key (or even a piece of cardboard and a paper towel the excess.
For projects like this, I like to Mod smorgasbord in a squeezable container, so that it’s taxes easier and I’m less likely to dump out too much. You can see I’m not really a “clean” crafter, and I already have a Chaos, just the transmission . . . but I’m sure you’ll be much neater about it. 😉
start by Squirting some of the Mod-hodgepodge all over a page of the book. Next use the hotel key to spread it all over. Make sure that you cover it completely especially the grove near the spine.
Then you apply the fabric, smoothing it out with your hands and the brayer. If you happen to see that it’s sticking well somewhere you can add a little more Mod-hodgepodge under the fabric and smooth it down again. If you’re with one side, flip it over and do the spine and the other side.
Next, open the book. Cut small slits in the vicinity of the spine and trim the spine piece.
Then you’re ready to “flaps” on the inside pages of the cover of the book. As I me with the decor, I’m not too concerned about that, look at what it’s on the inside, so I just glued them down with Mod-hodgepodge. If you’s going to bother you, then you can always use the cover, the inside cover with another piece of fabric after you glue down the flaps.
For the corners, I folded just as I was gift wrapping a box and made sure that you have plenty of Mod-smorgasbord in the layers of the fabric.
to be glued To the edges, apply some Mod-hodgepodge, to the spine piece and tuck it down into the spine . . . You may need to use tweezers or some sort of tool to make it down there, if it’s closely. And that’s!!
These fabric books are really quick to make and you don’t too much time to dry either. Go grab these damaged books, you just covered around and let them!!
Don’t this fabric-covered books that look amazing?
Erin Bassett writes the blog creativitE and considers it a blessing to be able to, your passion “work.” she has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Mod collection Rocks!: Decoupage Your World. Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day. Her current loves are mixed media art, scrapbooking, paper crafts, sewing, and screen printing. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.