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Save money and reuse a paper bag into a book cover you can draw on :)
Well seeing as my Spanish teacher is making her students put a book cover over our Spanish textbooks, I decided to save money and make my own! This way I can just draw whatever I want on it :)

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  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a paper bag. Mine's from Albertsons :)

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Rip the bottom open and cut a line from the bottom to the top so you have a long roll.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab your textbook and place it on your paper bag. Fold the paper to the top and bottom slightly so you can see what the height of the book is.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the creases down and make sure it's the same height as your book. You wouldn't want it to be too small or too big!

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the paper around your book and leave about 2.5 inches hanging off each side.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out the extra paper.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tape the corners of the sides. (As shown in the picture) You can see there is a slight opening in your paper bag. Place your book cover in this opening.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Do the same for both sides and tape the inside and outside cover so it can stay.

  • How to make a paper book cover. Paper Bag To Book Cover - Step 9
    Step 9

    And tadaaa! You have a book cover that you can keep as it is or even draw whatever you want on it!

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Handipeep
Handipeep
LOVE THIS!! I have been searching for instructions to cover books like we used to in school - I'm dating myself LOL - and surprisingly it wasn't an easy search! Thanks!! (oh, also, now I know what to do w/ my little boy's 'artwork' b/c I can't bear to throw away - going to crop and glue to front of the brown bag cover of the book ;) !!)
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
I remember doing this in school, so fun to doodle on and have your friends sign their names..etc.
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