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Make It : Gift Wrap Book Jacket Tutorial

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I am so excited for The Great Gatsby to come out in theatres, as it reminds me of these metallic and Art Deco-inspired bookcovers I love so much.   After spotting this Midori gift wrap, I knew I wanted to recreate a similar look with my own books.

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Materials you will need:  gift wrap, ruler, pen, cutting mat, exacto knife

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Steps:

1.  Place an open book face-up on the gift wrap.   Draw lines that are 2" above and below, and 3" left and right of the book.

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3.  Cut paper down to size.

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4.  Fold in top and bottom flaps, and crease side folds.

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5.  Slip the front and back covers into the side folds and close the book.

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6.  Repeat as desired.

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I bet  it would look great to do this to a series (of encyclopedias, Nancy Drews novels, etc) so the books are all the same size and look like a collection.

Comments (6)

  • This is also a cute way to wrap a book that you're giving as a gift! The recipient could decide whether to leave it on, since it protects the dust cover.

  • What a totally cute idea -- I can definitely see myself using this as a way to decorate my new home. =)

  • so neat i pinning it for shareing to see and use to .

  • Oh I love this paper (I own it) and I love the idea of wrapping book jackets! So smart and an easy-inexpensive way to decorate!

  • Such a beautiful project! And so easy! The results are stunning.

  • hello friends, I like this wrap paper it's a greate way to wrap our books so i think this is so effective and easy to decorate.

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