Growing up in school I was always the book covering whiz. I could cover a book in 5 seconds flat. A seriously cool trait that I was quite proud of. I mean, having a book that was neatly covered was important to me. It was an accessory that went with the rest of your outfit. Sloppy book = sloppy look. I couldn’t have that. I was also always paranoid of damaging the book and having to pay for it at the end of the year. Again, seriously cool trait. I never bought special paper to cover the book, I always used the back of the typical cover they gave us. They were always neat, all white, and clean. No fuss! Fast forward almost nine years (yikes has it been that long) and I needed a new and fresh way to spruce up a few empty spaces in my home. Oh, and I wanted to do it low cost (you’re welcome hubby).
Being the self-proclaimed book covering expert that I am, I had an idea. I could go to the half-priced books, buy as many $1 as I could, and then cover them with beautiful paper. Done and done. I have been obsessing over Malachite for months and since the hubby vetoed me making curtains (for now) I had a brilliant idea – book covers! I first searched for malachite wrapping paper and settled on this beautiful print from Spoonflower. The paper itself is stunning and really sturdy! I definitely feel like I got my money’s worth. After purchasing that I thought it would be cool to mix the Malachite print with a stripe (I LOVE stripes) and purchased a roll of that from Zazzle. I was set and so excited to get this project started – which is extremely rare because I HATE crafts (little known fact).
When the paper arrived I cleaned off my counter and started to cover some books. Only one minor problem – okay the entire project – but I totally forgot how to cover a book. After a few you tube videos and a few books that look less than perfect I got back into my groove. I was so frustrated because I had just learned how to wrap a great book again and I was on my third to last one. Uhg! I placed the books throughout the home (some examples above) and am feeling really great about my day of crafting! They added so much pop and pattern to the rooms and I believe I spent a total of $50. You couldn’t even buy ONE accessory for that! Proud moment in the Hafner House!
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