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.
Materials you will need: gift wrap, ruler, pen, cutting mat, exacto knife
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.
3. Cut paper down to size.
4. Fold in top and bottom flaps, and crease side folds.
5. Slip the front and back covers into the side folds and close the book.
6. Repeat as desired.
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.