Saturday, February 2, 2013

DIY: Recycled Book Covers

Today's tutorial is going to be a recycling project!!

Kevin's started school again :'D Man the good old days of starting High School!!
I decided that a good way to personalise his books would be to decorate them. Thinking about what he has masses of we decided to utilise his collection of fake Pokemon Cards to cover the books~
So lets get to the tutorial!!

What you'll need:
  • a basic notebook to decorate
  • Images/Graphics Kevin and I used Pokemon Cards but Digimon, Vanguard, Magic, any will work ^^
  • Plastic contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Wooden Ruler Or plastic ruler. Don't use a metal ruler as it can scratch the plastic
  • Tape

Firstly lay out your cards in a design you'll want to utilise.

Create a tape loop, put the tape on the backs of the cards and stick them back down onto the notebook.

Do this to all of the cards til the book is covered in the design you like. I added washi-tape to the sides as the cards weren't big enough to cover the whole page.

Cut a piece of contact paper that will cover your front page, if you are using a spiral bound book or the back and front cover if it is not spiral bound. If you are using a spiral bound book make sure that one edge is straight to align against the binding.

Peel back one corner of the contact paper and pull it taught and stick it onto the book. Make sure the pictures are taped on flat so bubbles won't appear and use the ruler to flatten down the contact paper.

Like so!

Cut the corners off of the contact paper so that it is easier to fold over the edges.
With that you're done!!

I think Kevin and I ended up covering 4 of his books and one of mine~ All in all a successful afternoon!

I hope this helped out! If you do try this method please link me to your makings! I'd love to see them ^o^

All for now,

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