DIY Book Covers Two Ways

It’s back-to-school season, and that also means all of the kiddies are heading back to the days of lugging around books (and trying not to doodle in them!). Make sure your little ones’ books look absolutely adorable while you keep them out of harm’s way with these fun DIY book cover ideas.


For the paper bag book cover:

For the contact paper book cover:

To get started on the paper bag book cover…

Step 1: Measure, Trim and Prep the Cover

Roughly measure the cover size you need and trim your paper bag accordingly. Then fold down the sides to create little sleeves for the front and back of the book to slide into.

Step 2: Cover the Book

Slide the front and back of the book into the sleeves you’ve created, then add a little tape to make sure it’s snugly secured.

Step 3: Decorate!

This is the best part. Use your washi tape and Tiny Prints gift tag stickers to decorate the books, or let your little ones do it themselves. Get as creative as you like!

Step 4: Enjoy!

Voila! One cheap, stylish and completely personalized book cover down…

For the contact paper book cover…

Step 1: Measure and Trim the Contact Paper

Make sure to leave enough space around the edges to securely fold the contact paper over the cover. To make this part of the process easier, cut the corners on a diagonal as shown below.

Step 2: Attach Contact Paper and Secure

Peel the contact paper apart to expose the adhesive side. Place the book on top and pull the edges tightly around the book. Make sure to spend extra time securing the corners.

Step 3: Decorate and Enjoy!

We crisscrossed the washi tape to create this adorable pattern, then finished it off with a customized gift tag from Tiny Prints. Cute, right?

Have you and your family tried this craft at home? Send your stories and photos to blog@tinyprints.com and we’ll be happy to feature them!

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3 Responses

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  2. Sandra says:

    where did you buy the purple coloured contact paper?

  3. Anum says:

    Hi Sandra, we found it at Michaels. Try your local craft store! =)

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