Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fabric Covered Books

I saw a segment on a news magazine tv show about a man who covers books with beautiful paper to make scenes using a shelf of books.  And I thought why not try using fabric to cover books -- books that have already been read & will be used purely as decoration -- books as knick knacks.  Adds a pop of color.

I kept with the blue & orange color scheme that coordinates with the bookends.

It took about an hour to cover 5 books.  I kept the dust jackets on the hardcover books to serve as a base for the fabric.  I used spray starch to make the fabric a bit smooth & firm; used iron-on tape to hold the top & bottom hems of the fabric; used double stick tape to keep the fabric in place on the book dust jackets.  I sort of winged it -- I'm sure there's room for improvement on the technique.  But I like the look of the books!

4 comments:

  1. These look great and make the whole display work so well together enhancing your beautiful book ends. You winged it perfectly.

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  2. Thanks, Heather. Love hearing from you from afar.

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  3. I love this idea ! Great balance with the colors + prints

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  4. I love them... I love that entire wall, the artwork, bookends, cabinet, and now decorated book covers.

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