I am so delighted with how this all turned out. I had these two old books. One is an old cookbook that my grandmother owned and one was a bible that was given to my sweet hubby when he attended Sunday School in 1977. They were in rough shape and I really could not afford to have them professionally re-bound…maybe some day…but not right now.
So I decided to go back to my old school days and recover them with a little bit of old fashioned brown paper. Years ago, my Mom would save us the paper bags from the groceries during the summer. And when the school year started, I would love coming home with my school books and covering them with the old brown paper bags. Years ago when I did that, I will admit I was a little more fancy with the folding and would wrap the book more elaborately than I have wrapped these two books. I really am happy that I have left it more simple with these two books in light of the fact that may have them professionally bound some time in the future.
I had this roll of brown paper that I had previously purchased years ago for a mail order business that I had. I have used this paper for many things over the years. And once again it came to the rescue of this project!
I decided to measure the books top to bottom and then opened the book and measured the entire width of the book. With those measurements, I added 1 inch around the entire perimeter of the book. Folded that inch down on the top and bottom of the book and did the same on the sides. I then wrapped the paper binder completely around the book and adhered with a removable adhesive that was acid free and easily removed for when, and if, I ever have them professionally re-bound.
I then used some kraft coloured cardstock and using an old looking font…actually forget the name of the font…I typed some simple titles to put on both books.So simple, so pretty and humbly created for an upcoming styling post…Stay tuned!