DIY Roundup: Book Covers. To be honest, recovering books to coordinate on your shelf seems a little frivolous.
BUT. It's so pretty! And so many of the crafts I make are frivolous anyway. Because unnecessary crafting is fun. See how the justification works out? Google Image Result for. How To Turn Old Paperbacks into Custom Hardbacks. Previous image Next image We love to integrate books into our decor, but does your child have favorite books that aren't quite in display condition?
Beat up paperbacks can easily be turned into custom hardbacks with some scrap cardboard, fabric, a gluestick, and an inkjet printer. Unleash your inner graphic designer with this quick and easy tutorial! Materials: cardboard about 1/3 yard of cotton fabric glue stick tape one sheet of cardstock. Tutorial: Japanese Stab Binding (DIY bookbinding) Today I'll show you how to bind a book the Japanese way.
It's a very simple technique once you get the hang of it. Enjoy!