How To Wrap Books For Decor

Easy DIY Decorative Book Covers

One of the most amusing things happened to me this week as I was organizing our spare bedroom. (There’s a lot of spring cleaning going on right now!) A great match was discovered when looking through a stack of books that had been accumulating dust in the closet and organizing a stack of craft supplies at the same time; a stack of scrapbook paper and a few hardcover volumes, to be precise. After some thought, I realized that I could make some simple DIY ornamental book covers in a variety of colors to use in a variety of my décor projects.

The following is a list of the materials I used for this project.

  • A book with a hardback
  • Mod Podge or another type of adhesive substance
  • The following materials: decorative paper
  • A brush
  • A ruler
  • A paper cutter, scissors, or an X-Acto knife

A stack of 1212 decorative paper, including thick cardstock and standard weight materials, was waiting for me to start working with it. If you don’t have any ornamental paper on hand, you can substitute wrapping paper, butcher paper, or any other type of paper that you choose. Begin by taking a measurement of the book cover, except the region that contains the spine cover. To make your cover, add approximately 1′′ to three sides and cut two pieces of the same paper for the front and back. It is not necessary to be exact; a near match would do just fine.

Because Mod Podge is bendable while wet, yet dries smooth and rigid, I chose it for this project.

To cover the spine of the book, cut a piece of complementary paper.

Remember the spine is what you will most likely see when using the books in your decor.

Place the paper on the spine, flattening out any bubbles and pushing into the indentations with your fingers. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before following the steps below to neatly fold in the edges of the paper. The paper on either end of the spine should be 1/4′′ – 1/2 inch in thickness after you have glued and folded the cover paper. To finalize the appearance, tuck the paper in between the book and the spine of the book. Stacking books with the same color spines together on shelves or in a vignette creates a basic, clean appearance.

If you are feeling very inventive, you might print or write inspirational quotes or titles on the spine paper.

I arranged my new books on my breakfast nook bookshelf in a pleasing manner.

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All sorts of ideas for book stacks that I will be able to utilize throughout the year have been brewing in my head. For your convenience, I’ve included some online buying sites below so you can get started on covering your books right away! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Fabric Covered Books (Tutorial)

If you purchase something via one of my affiliate links, I will receive a tiny portion of the transaction at no additional cost to you. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, as I did. Even better, I was able to have breakfast in bed. In addition, there were chocolate-covered strawberries. You couldn’t really get a better start to the day than that, can you? I adore my wonderful hubby and my adorable children! The “Decorate the Living Room” project is currently in full swing.

  1. I’m putting the finishing touches on one of the side tables.
  2. I came up with the idea of wrapping several books in fabric and stacking them to serve as a basis for my frame.
  3. I devised my own way of wrapping books with cloth, which you can see here.
  4. There will be no going to the store, no setting down of drop cloths, and no need to spray outside of the house.
  5. When it comes to decorating, I like simple and straightforward.

How To Cover a Book With Fabric

What you’ll need: an old book (obviously), fabric of your choosing (I used a canvas drop cloth), scissors, and a glue stick -glue gun with hot glue -a butter knife, for example Keep your papers erect with the help of a candle, jar, container, or other similar object. Iron, popsicle stick, and other optional materials Instructions: Open the book by laying the spine down on your cloth and folding it open. Use something to weigh it down so that it will lay flat more easily. I used a candle, but you could also use a glass, a water bottle, or even a jar of peanut butter to create the effect.

  1. Tips: If your cloth is wrinkled like mine, you should iron it first before sewing with it.
  2. Then go around to the other side of the book and repeat the process.
  3. Now, make a notch in the end piece of cloth to help reduce the amount of bulk it contains.
  4. To secure the fabric in place, squeeze a little dab of hot glue into the notch gap and compress it down.
  5. If you repeat the process on the other three ends, you will only have two tabs protruding from the spine of your book at the end of it.
  6. Trim them to around 1/2′′ tall.
  7. With your new collection of gorgeous books, you may display them on shelves or bookshelves, or stack them on a table to create height in a stylish arrangement.

Furthermore, I completed all three in under an hour. You’ve got to admire that! I have one more DIY project to complete before I can show you the rest of my table arrangement. I can’t wait to see you!

Reader Interactions

For many years, decorating with books has been one of my most important design elements. I just adore ancient books! There is something about them that adds a feeling of intrigue, eclecticism, character, and depth to a well-designed space. Bookcases, whether sleek and modern or shabby chic, may be found in any design element, no matter what the style of the room. With the arrival of autumn decorations in my home, I thought it would be fun to start wrapping books in gift wrap for a quick and simple fall appearance!

  • While I had no immediate plans for it beyond gift wrapping, I was confident that it would spur me on to do more and be a little more creative in the future.
  • I enjoy shopping at Goodwill for Reader’s Digest novels, which are normally 25 cents apiece or even free during yard sales at certain periods of the year.
  • I have a confession to make.
  • I’ve confessed to myself that I have a small quirk.
  • Why?
  • Sometimes things are as new, clean, and sharp as if they were just off the printing press.
  • I’m glad I got over my sniffing frenzy days because else I wouldn’t be burying my nose in my goodwill finds any longer.bleh!

Gift wrapping and beautiful books are included!

This is a fantastic coffee table book!

It takes only a few minutes and requires very little talent (believe me on this).

To ensure an accurate fit, draw a line along the length of the book, marking the line you wish to cut.

As soon as the gift wrap was trimmed to fit, I closed the book in order to collect the “excess” paper that would be folded over and tucked within the book cover.

A line was drawn around the edge of the paper that would be affixed to the inside of the book cover using scrapbookers tape, and the tape was removed.

Inside, it is not necessary to have a faultless appearance because no one will see it.

In order to make the book cover appear more like a book sleeve, as you can see, I did not strive to fill the entire perimeter of the book cover with graphics.

Of course, I began experimenting with them in my interior design.

I adore both of these styles!

The gold, black, and sparkling are my favorite colors!

Do you like the pages that are being displayed?

I enjoy having choices.

My imagination has been running wild with ideas for what I can wrap up in gift wrap next!

The quickest and easiest DIY from Goodwill to Glamour! Currently working on some fall decoration for my home, and they will definitely be making an appearance! Thank you for visiting by, and please remember to follow me on Instagram, where I post more photos of my house and other things.

10 Creative Ways to Re-Cover Books {how to} – Tip Junkie

Book covers are ideal for safeguarding and keeping priceless possessions such as books. They also serve as a nice piece of visual candy for your book shelves, encouraging you to read more! 10 unique techniques to cover books using wrapping paper, kraft paper, old maps and fabric are included in this collection. OTHER RELATED:17 Book Shelf Makeovers and Renovations Using these excellent guides, we’ve taken away all of the guesswork from the process of re-covering books. Tip Junkie’s Creative Community contains over 60 lessons that may be used to generate even more book cover ideas.

Best Book Covers

1.Wrapping Paper Book Cover Wrapping paper is an excellent material for covering books with since it is inexpensive. You will learn how to re-cover books and create a laminated pocket that is excellent for carrying pencils or even a bookmark in this video. Also, this is a fantastic way to dress up a book shelf! All of those adorable fabric-covered books and notebooks can get very expensive, especially if you make them yourself. This fantastic guide will teach you how to transform a thrift shop book into a stunning ornamental piece of furniture.

Old Book Cover

3.Recycled Denim Book Cover To safeguard your book, use an old pair of jeans that have been washed and dried. The denim pocket is a fantastic place to keep pens, pencils, and other small objects organized. 4.Compact Memo Book Covers This is a fantastic post that includes a DIY mini travel diary as well as memo book covers for your convenience. Perfect for taking with you on your travels across the county or around the world, to write and make notes about the sights and people you see! What a wonderful piece of memorabilia to have in your possession!

6.DIY Leather Diary: Transform a drab journal into something unique and wonderful with a little creativity!

The leather adds a manly touch, making it an excellent choice for gift-giving or for keeping track of your own experiences.

Book Cover Design Template

With this simple paper crafts project, you can make your own complementing notebooks and bookmarks at home, eliminating the need to purchase them. 7.DIY Book CoverBookmark Your handcrafted personalized notebook will make a wonderful stocking stuffer present for friends and family members this holiday season. Find out the four keys of properly wrapping your textbooks with paper in this tutorial. It’s a simple and enjoyable way to add a personal touch to your books while also safeguarding them.

This elegant book cover is the perfect present for anybody you know who enjoys writing, drawing, doodling or simply taking notes.

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Reader Interactions

According to my promise, I’d like to show you how I covered my old, well-loved books in order to give my bookshelf a cleaner and more consistent appearance. (You can find out more about the makeover here.) My bookshelf went from being “much too crowded and colorful for a bedroom” to being “cool, crisp, basic, clean, and bright” when I covered the books with fabric. First and foremost, before we go into the lesson on how I covered my books, I’d want to share some background information with you in order to help you better understand the many options you have when it comes to covering your books.

  • They provide a wide range of services, one of which is custom printing book jackets for customers.
  • Their website does not include pricing information, but they can provide estimates over the phone.
  • Books with brown paper covers: Additionally, there are other additional ornamental possibilities that we did not utilize because the books did not have visible printed titles, which was a practical consideration.
  • Books with burlap covers: Book covers made of fabric: Books covered with gift wrap paper, scrapbooking paper, or craft paper: Books covered with fabric: Images with a graphical theme Book Jackets are a type of cover for a book.
  • Now, let’s talk about how I designed my own book covers.
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Putting Your Books Inside Covers Before I begin delineating the steps in this tutorial, I’d like to explain the various measurement terms that will be used throughout the course of the tutorial.
  • It is necessary to measure the height of the book vertically, from top to bottom.

It is not necessary to measure the circumference of the book by laying it flat.

When measuring the length of a book face, start at one edge of the book face and work your way down.

Book sorting should be done by size, with all books of the exact same height being arranged together in a single group.

Choose the appropriate size of paper in the second step.

There are a couple of things you should keep in mind.

When the paper is in the horizontal or landscape orientation, it must be able to wrap completely around the book with an overhang of approximately 1 1/2″ on either side when the paper is in the horizontal or landscape orientation.

It is not necessary to use the 11″ x 17″ paper if the largest book you will be covering is 8 1/2″ in height and has a circumference width less than 12″.

However, it is highly likely that you will have books that require the 11″ x 17″ paper size or larger.

Fortunately, I had a large stack of paper that had been given to us years before, 11″x15″ fanfold sheets (attached to one another and separated by a serrated edge) with sprocket holes on both sides, that I could use for this project.

For my purposes, the fact that the sheets were attached to one another worked out well because I had a couple of books that were so large that the 11″ x 15″ paper was insufficient to cover them completely.

I know you all don’t have a stack of fanfold paper like I do,(and sprocket feed paper?

Step 3 -Making the Book Jackets This is the step in which you will begin making the book jackets.

(as seen below) Here’s a diagram of the type of jacket I made: I don’t feel that the book edges take away for the overall clean look of the display but if you prefer the top and bottom edges covered, you would need a cover as the one diagrammed below: Choose the group of like-sized books you would like to begin with and determine which size paper will be needed to cover those books.

If the height of the paper is more than the height of the book you will need to cut it.

I cut multiple covers at one time, as many sheet of paper as my scissors could manage to cut at one time.

To avoid measuring each sheet individually and having to use the tape measure,I got a stack of about 5 sheets (which is the number of sheets of paper my scissors can cut at one time) and I placed one of the books on top of the sheet of paper, the bottom edge of the book lining up with the bottom of the paper.

  • I then folded the papers at the crease.
  • I repeated the above steps till I had the number of sheets of paper that I would need to cover all the books of the first group.
  • I’d like to begin this section by saying that I have a very small, cheap-o printer that cost me $9.95 on sale at Microcenter.
  • I sincerely hope that you have a magnificent printer that can be fed 11” x 17” paper, but if you don’t, do not fret because I was able to pull this project off with my little cheap-o champion.
  • Then, I’ll share how I managed to put printed labels on the books that used sheets of paper that were too large for my printer.
  • Open up your word processing system.
  • Be sure to leave your page orientation on portrait.

Then scroll down to “More Page Sizes”.

Keep in mind, the word processor is viewing this page with a portrait or vertical orientation, so when it asks for the “height” you will not be putting the height of the book,you’ll be putting the height of the page when turned vertically.

Once you’ve placed the page size, you will need to bring your flashing cursor down to the middle of the page.

(I really let the bottom of my letters sit on the 7” mark) Don’t forget to account for the top and bottom margin.

After moving the pointer to the centre of the page, center your text and pick the font of your choosing.

Choose the font size in relation to each book’s spine width.

Just input the title of the first book and push publish!

If you own a printer that can print on bigger size paper, skip to step 5.

Here it is people, the larger novels got this treatment.

I had to do this for all volumes that were bigger than 8 ¾” in height.

If you have a tiny printer and wish to save the effort of covering the book and then printing the title on a separate sheet,you have the alternative of traveling to a nearby print shop (Kinko’s, Office Depot, Staples, etc) where they are able to print on the bigger paper.

First, follow steps 1-3 which instruct you how to pick and cut the paper for the book jacket.

You will be printing your title on a separate 8 ½” × 11” sheet of paper.

On your word processing application, adjust the orientation to Landscape.

Although you are going to use 8 ½” x 11” size paper, you are going to go to “Page Layout”, “Size”,“More Paper Sizes”and in the “page width” box you’re are going to input the measurement of the height of your book.

Refer back to the measuring terminology above.) The height will stay at 8 and a half inches.

The fact that it didn’t fit in my printer is due to this.

Because the height is always 8 12″, the center of these printouts will always be 4 14″ from the top of the page.

Simply input the title of the first book and press the print button!

There’s good news!

I did not tape my flaps, but you may want to do so in order for them to remain in place more securely.

Attach the second layer to the cover with masking tape.

Almost, at any rate.

Keep in mind to take things slowly.

In the evenings, when my children had gone to bed, I worked on my project while watching some of my favorite television series.

Wishing you the best of luck!

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Fabric Covered Books for Home Decor

These fabric-covered books are the perfect addition to any home décor collection – and they are really inexpensive to produce. To make them, combine old books with your favorite fabric and Mod Podge. Do you want to know how to cover a book with fabric? Read on. And are you perplexed as to why you would want to go through with it in the first place? Well, every now and then you need to add a unique touch to your house décor. You can do this with books that you already possess, and the books will still be legible after that process.

  • You might, however, go ahead and purchase some specifically for this reason if you choose.
  • Some people are unaware that they have books in poor condition that are ready to be thrown in the trash (worn out from use).
  • Simply go ahead and ask!
  • You will harm the book cover if you attempt to rip off the fabric after it has dried after you have completed this step.
  • Make sure they are books that you own or have the ability to edit.
  • I’m Erin Bassett, and I’m going to show you how to make fabric covered books, which are a quick and easy project that will really brighten up your house.

How to Cover a Book

It’s a terrific way to add visual interest to a room while also occasionally giving a beloved item a height boost. My only issue is that the book covers don’t always “fit” with the rest of my décor. but here’s a terrific solution to remedy that situation. Simply gather some books, Mod Podge, fabric, scissors, a brayer, and an old hotel room key (or even a piece of cardboard would suffice), as well as some paper towels to wipe away any excess. It is not necessary to use Paper Mod Podge; I was simply using what I had on hand.

  • Consider painting the book covers with white acrylic paint if your fabric is thin and the book covers are dark.
  • Because Mod Podge makes cloth relatively translucent, you’ll be able to see through the dark cover if you don’t paint it first.
  • It’s simpler to regulate the amount of Mod Podge I use for projects like this, and I’m less likely to spill too much of it when I use a squeezable bottle.
  • But I’m confident that you’ll be considerably more organized about it.
  • Then, using the hotel key, distribute it all over the place.
  • Afterwards, apply the fabric, smoothing it out with your hands and the brayer if necessary.
  • When you’re finished with one side, flip it over and repeat the process on the opposite side and the spine.
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Small slits should be cut along the spine, and the spine piece should be trimmed down.

Due to the fact that I want to use these as décor, I am not very concerned with how they will seem on the inside.

If the appearance below is causing you any discomfort, I have a solution for you.

In order to make the corners, I simply folded them in half as if I were present wrapping a box and made sure that there was plenty of Mod Podge in between each piece of fabric.

If the space is too small, you may need to use tweezers or another type of instrument to get it down there.

Allow for thorough drying due to It takes very little time to construct these fabric-covered books, and they dry in a short period of time.

Don’t these books with cloth covers look fantastic? Get the printable how-to card by clicking on the link below. Preparation time: 20 minutes Time During Which You Are Active 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes Time allotted: 1 hour and 50 minutes DifficultyEasy $2 is the estimated cost.


  1. The fabric should be prepared by putting a coat of white acrylic paint on the book’s spine, front and back covers if the fabric is thin and fragile. Allow to dry
  2. Using the scissors, cut the cloth so that it is just a little bit larger than the book. Make certain that there are several inches of extra around the edge. Mod Podge should be applied to the front book cover and spread. Press the cloth down on the cover, smoothing it down with your hands and the brayer as you go along. Allow for 15 to 20 minutes of drying time before repeating the process with the spine and rear cover cover. Allow to dry
  3. Open the book’s cover and read the first few pages. Remove the spine piece and cut it down with little incisions along the spine. Mod Podge should be used to adhere the flaps to the inside of the front cover. Fold it like a gift to make it seem tidy. Repeat the same with the back cover and allow it to dry. To attach the spine piece, apply some Mod Podge to one side and tuck it into the spine. If necessary, use tweezers to tuck the ends in. Allow for thorough drying of the book(s) before exhibiting them.


While the books may be completely dry in 24 hours, it may take up to a month for the Mod Podge to cure completely and completely. You may seal the Mod Podge with a transparent acrylic sealer to keep it from becoming tacky, or you can place wax paper between the covers and pages until the Mod Podge is completely dry. I’d also appreciate it if you could have a look at the following home décor projects that I believe you’ll enjoy:

How to Cover a Book with Pretty Papers

If your child comes home from school after the first few days and says they need to cover their books, here’s how to accomplish that task at your house. Using leftover wallpaper, brown craft paper, or even wrapping paper can be used to disguise those brightly colored book spines.I did this many years ago on a couple of those brightly colored bathroom readers for my guest bath.The décor was very subtle and refined at the time, and these books looked terrible on the small shelf I’d placed there.So, I gathered up some of the leftover wallpaper from my house and covered them both up!It worked perfectly.

  • Simple instructions are provided below, and this craft will work just as well on your child’s school books.
  • Prepare the paper by placing the book open on it (for this demonstration, I used wrapping paper, which was inexpensive, thin, and difficult to deal with).
  • Close the book and uniformly wrap the paper around the spine of the book.3 In order for you to see how it appears, I started with the front cover, then on the back cover, I’m displaying how I folded the 4″ sides in half.
  • Keep closing the book to ensure that you are not pulling the paper too tight, which will prevent the book from closing properly.5.
  • Keep in mind that the binding may be too tight to the book, and you will need to trim the flat end section and a little farther around towards the covers to enable the paper to fold over freely6.
  • Then lift the paper up and crease it along the bottom edge.7.
  • You can see that I used clear tape to hold the fold in place at both corners.

“He had this book in his hands.maybe this would throw him off the rails long enough for him to establish a new life objective! Shari

DIY Fabric Covered Books

Are there any books that have caught your eye that are wrapped in fabric and placed amid someone’s decor? I’ve admired this concept for a long time and have been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY version. My friend Jamie, who runs the YouTube channel Bored or Banana, gave me the idea to try it out this week. It was her idea to put together a fun collaboration called ” Looks for Less “, in which we’ll be creating DIY replicas of items we’ve seen and admired! * This post contains affiliate links to goods that I am familiar with and/or enjoy.

My Inspiration

After viewing this lovely set on Etsy from a little store called Artful Library, I was first inspired to create fabric wrapped books. Love the antique bird, love the aged atmosphere, and love how the picture is scattered among four pages while yet feeling tied to the rest of the series. It’s simply so very beautiful! The only thing about this package that I don’t care for is the price! When you’re purchasing something from someone else who has put in the time and effort to create something as lovely as this, $112 makes reasonable.

Gathering Your Supplies:

A set of books |You can upcycle an existing set of books for this project, or you can thrift four books of identical size for this project. Alternatively, you may do what I did and use cardboard books to get the same effect without covering the cover of a genuine book. You may use whatever fabric you want! I used some linen fabric that I had leftover from an o pattern slipcover project I had completed a long back and was able to utilize it! |This product was highly recommended to me as the most effective product for transferring onto cloth!

Mod Podge|Or any other decopauge substance of a comparable nature.

For cutting paper and other materials, scissors are required.

There are a variety of free resources available, such as Pinterest.

Estimated Cost:

One of the best parts about this project is that it is potentially possible to complete it for FREE provided you already have the necessary components on hand! I ended up having to purchase some of the supplies since I didn’t have any books on hand to up-cycle and I ran out of mod podge and transfer paper, among other things. After purchasing those goods, my total cost amounted to $49 dollars. However, I would consider this to be a higher-end cost for the DIY version of this project — it would be simple to accomplish much more inexpensively, or even for free!

The Process for Creating Fabric Covered Books

Step Number One | Print two copies of the image you have chosen.

  • Print one on your magic transfer paper and have it handy. One copy of the document should be printed on normal printer paper

In order to keep your books aligned up, you will use the copy you printed on normal copy paper as a reference for putting out the smaller parts into each of your four volumes. This one doesn’t need any action on your part; simply have it on hand for future reference! Measure and cut the surplus pieces of the magic transfer paper down to approximately 1/4 inch away from the outside border of the picture in Step Number Two. Measure and cut your magic transfer paper version of the picture into four equal strips vertically from top to bottom, as shown in Step Number Three.

  • Imagination is the limit here.
  • Consider how we used to wrap text books with brown paper bags to keep them safe – this is similar to how you’ll lay the book on the material to determine how much you’ll use.
  • Step Number Five |Iron each of the four parts of your picture (printed on your magic transfer paper) into the center of each of the four pieces of material you have prepared.
  • If you have the option, choose a flat, firm surface, such as stone, if you have access to one.
  • It will completely demolish it.
  • Let the material and transfer cool fully before removing the transfer paper.
  • The major revelation was achieved by carefully folding my fabric away from the transfer and slowly peeling it away.
  • When you’re satisfied with the arrangement, center and carefully align the first of your four transferred photos onto the prepared spine of your first book.
  • For this stage, use your full-size photo as a reference for each of the four volumes to guarantee your final picture is precisely aligned!
  • Step Eight |
  • Apply mod podge to the inner edge of the book cover and fold the cut material over and fasten it with a brad or staple.

That’s all there is to it! You’re now the happy owner of a lovely DIY fabric-covered book set that you made yourself! It is my goal that these DIY fabric covered books have sparked your imagination. I would love to learn what you use them for and what photos you choose to include in them.

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Until next time, take care.

– Cleverly Inspired

Sometimes the smallest, most straightforward effort reaps the greatest results. These gift wrap book covers are a good example of this. My friend Chelsea covered some books with some gorgeous fabric last year, and ever since I saw her photo, I’ve been inspired to make something similar. These book covers can instantly transform any bookshelf from blah to AHHH! The designs were created for a customer who is having me create a family room design for her. I will be showing you her entire renovated family room in the near future.

  • Gift wrapping is quite fashionable right now!
  • In the past, I’ve shown you how to utilize it as a picture background, as well as a creative way to store it while not in use.
  • Here’s a brief guide on how to.
  • If your book does not have a cover, then trace the binding of the book all the way around it to create one.
  • Unfold the paper and apply double-sided tape to the edges of the sheet.
  • Done:) It’s important to note that this is a simplified version; my mother used to cover my books in a much more professional manner than this:) My books were found in the sale department of a local book thrift store, where I purchased them.
  • Check out Chelsea’s books as well.they’re adorable!
  • She shares ideas on her site on a regular basis, with the goal of inspiring her readers to be more creative in their own homes.
  • all while keeping a watchful eye on the purse strings.
  • Tracie’s work has appeared on several famous websites, including Country Living, CNN Living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen, and Design Sponge, among others.
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If you haven’t already, you should check out these 5 DESIGNER WAYS TO DECORATING WITH BOOKS.Did you realize that you possibly have hundreds of decorating items in your house that you aren’t currently utilizing? I’m referring to books, of course! We all have them, but how many of us actually use them and put them on display in our houses? Books can bring so much flavor, your personality, to your décor and house with just a little bit of creative thought and strategic placement.

Just think of the possibilities! Here are 5 ways to decorate using books that are both budget-friendly and stylish. These are simple and achievable suggestions.


This is one of my all-time favorite ways to make use of printed materials. If your accessories are a little on the little side, stack them on top of a few books to give them some height and apparent weight to balance them out. Take a look at how this piece of art seems placed on top of a few books. The act of elevating something gives it greater significance and visual weight. Here are a few examples of items that can be stacked atop books.

  • Decorative items such as lamps, plates, flowers, plants, candles, miniature vases, ornamental boxes, portraits in frames, decorative bowls, seasonal décor, and more

Almost everything may be categorized under the heading “books.” I’m sure you can find a spot to stack a handful of books in your favorite space if you look around. And as a result, your interior will be more appealing!


Books are excellent for filling in the blanks in vignettes! Add a few more novels to the mix. When stacked horizontally, books may occupy a vast area while also providing an attractive, additional surface to adorn. Putting a few books together in a vignette or nestled next to something can be quite beautiful, and it’s surprising how well they work. Books have the ability to draw our attention to interior design!


A stack of books adds color and richness to a space by providing a focal point. Even these neutral books contribute to the overall unity of the space, which also features a lot of interesting texture. When you’re stuck for what to do with a space, consider putting a few books on the shelf.


How many books do you have in your collection? Why keep them tucked away on a bookcase when you can use them to dress up your home? Bring them all together in one place. It is not necessary to have a leather bound matching set in order to create a beautiful statement! Make do with what you have and let your books to earn their keep as decorative items! The cookbooks listed above are the ones I’m currently reading and savoring right now. I really like how they’ve decorated this particular section of my kitchen counter as well!


This is a look I can’t seem to get enough of! Books are something that almost all of us have that we don’t desire any longer. Why not cover them to make them blend in with our existing décor for a more consistent appearance? As a result of the large amount of neutrals in my design, wrapping books with burlap is my preferred method. In addition, I just adore this style! The only restriction on how you may cover books is your imagination! Newspaper, sheet music, brown or white art paper, wrapping paper, and fabric are all excellent options!

Giving your space a really designer look can do wonders.

It has the potential to become rather addicting!

Additionally, here’s how to PAINT BOOKS to coordinate with your color scheme. Decorate your home in a simple and cost-effective manner using this simple technique. What are your thoughts? What methods do you prefer to employ to incorporate books into your home decor?

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paper wrapped books

Stacks of books have a pleasing visual effect on me. It provides a little more height for shorter things while still seeming sleek and polished. Some of the books that I’ve used in my home have been wrapped in white paper to protect them from damage. The reason for this is not just because I enjoy the design, but also because I don’t have many huge “beautiful” books on hand. All of the magnificent coffee table books you see in images make me drool, but even just one of those bad boys can set you back hundreds of dollars.

  • They’re the ideal size for me, so I make use of them.
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  • a pair of scissors |
  • Firstly, open your book and cut a piece of paper (I used a piece of Izzy’s craft paper roll) that is little larger in size than the book.
  • STEP TWO: Fold the bottom of your book up, leaving a small amount of additional length below the bottom of your book’s spine.
  • STEP FOUR: Fold the left side of the front cover over the right side.
  • The right side of the paper should be folded over the back cover in Step 6.

Here’s how I’ve most recently used them in our entry, which you can see below.

That buffet appears to be a favorite of those books and lamps.

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Using Wrapping Paper in your Christmas Decor and a Giveaway

Greetings, friends. I hope you had a good time over the weekend. This following week is going to be a lot of fun since several of my friends and I will be sharing our homes, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. If you’ve been following my journey for a while, you’re probably aware that I strongly believe in beautifying your house with affordable goods and repurposing what you already have in new and creative ways to make it more appealing. Today I wanted to show you some of the different ways I like to incorporate wrapping paper and wrapped gifts into my home design.

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Isn’t it reminiscent of gingerbread, don’t you think?

Another option is to drill a small eyehook into the rear of the animal and thread a ribbon through it.

As a last, fun, and affordable option to brighten up your Christmas decorations, use gingerbread houses as bookends on your bookshelf.


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It was painted a few of weeks ago by myself.

I chose to use my own artwork for this, but can you imaging how much more important a present made from your child’s artwork would be to a grandmother or grandfather?

You may then choose the border color and the message that is shown.

Isn’t it adorable?

There’s something really wonderful about products that are designed specifically for you and convey your personal narrative.

I believe it contributes to a sense of belonging and warmth.

Alternatively, how about placing little boxes at each place setting?

Empty cereal and cracker boxes are wrapped in plain kraft paper and ribbon to make a lovely gift.

Isn’t it exciting?

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