Rue How-To: DIY Book Covers

Remember the days when you were required to wrap your hardcover textbooks at the beginning of each school year? Well instead of that drab brown paper bag, I am using the prettiest paper I could find, from none other but Paper Source. It’s thick, foldable, and comes in a gorgeous assortment of the most amazing colors and patterns. A little fold here, a little wrap there, and you have it… a new spin for my nightstand décor.




    1. Choose a hardcover book
    2. Lay out the paper and roughly measure according to book size
    3. Cut paper slightly larger than book size so you can fold the edges
    4. Wrap and fold paper around book
    5. Optional: use a little glue to secure the pretty paper
    6. Stack your book


I can’t help but think of all the other projects I can use this leftover paper for. Stationary, maybe covering a table top, drawer liners? Wrapping and securing the paper to a journal or notebook would also make a great personalized gift to that friend whose birthday is fast approaching. The possibilities are truly endless.

By Emily Gibbons of, Staff Writer

What have you used pretty paper for? Tell us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram, #DYI. 

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