Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday Snapshot - Book Covers




Do you remember making paper covers to protect your school books?  One weekend afternoon earlier this summer, I had fun fashioning book covers for some of my older, well-worn books.  I used lovely paper I had on hand in the closet, including some vibrant animal prints from the World Wildlife Fund. The turtle patterned paper covers a book about red-eared sliders, while the owl patterned paper covers a dictionary in need of some TLC.  It was an enjoyable way to spend some time.  (Click on photos to make them larger.)

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24 comments:

  1. LOVE your book covers! Yes, I remember covering my school books, but we used brown paper bags. I'd doodle on them throughout the school year. They were a mess by summertime! Yours are much, much prettier.
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    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

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    1. Thank you, Sandra, for your kind comment, and for stopping by! :)

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  2. The book covers are lovely. I especially love the turtles and the delicate hummingbirds. Great idea!

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  3. I love them all, especially the ones with owls and turtles.

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  4. I well remember making those covers but we used boring brown paper to make ours. I love the whimsy of yours.

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  5. Your covers look beautiful. It reminded me that when I was about 6 we moved to Scotland, where they referred to a book cover as a back. The teacher would say "has your book got a back", and I would numerous times turn my book over and think, well of course it does. I never quite got used to them saying, you need to back your books.

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    1. That is a funny story! I did need to add a "front" to one of the books, which I made out of cardboard, attached, and then covered.

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  6. When our daughters were in elementary School, my wife made protective plastic covers for their books. These are Lovely

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  7. Hello, I do remember making the paper book covers. These are colorful and pretty. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new ahead.

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  8. I love the book paper covers you chose! I love the patterns! The photos makes me smile!

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    1. Thanks, Eriko! These patterns bring to mind the animal art of Escher.

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  9. I do remember making book covers back when I was in school. I guess that kids do not do it anymore. I like the covers that you made, Great choice of paper.

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  10. It was great to find this paper in the craft closet, which was just the right thickness to make patterned book covers. Thank you all for the terrific comments!:)

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  11. I love you book covers! I never actually had any on my school books growing up, but my kids have just come home this fall with book covers on their books.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I felt lucky to find this paper (some was from Japan, and some was from the WWF, as mentioned). It was a fun little project.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I always enjoyed making book covers and I love these. You did a great job.

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  13. This takes me back qnd some of the choices made for mine *blush* then we would graffiti the thing anyway and have to recover it lol xxx

    Laimy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  14. You did a great job with these, I like them !

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  15. Thanks for the terrific comments and compliments! It was a fun little project.

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  16. What a brlliant idea! I should definitely encourage the kids to do the same for our beloved picture books

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! You may already have some paper stashed away somewhere that would make great covers for various books. :)

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  17. In High School, we just covered our books with brown paper grocery bags. The paper got dirty, and gritty, and I didn’t like the feel on my hands. I would have much preferred the beautiful papers you used here!

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    1. Bellezza, thank you so much for your comment. Our school books endured daily wear and tear, whereas these can just stay at home and look pretty!

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