Use a special Mod Podge formula to create these fabric covered books – perfect for unique home decor, and you can customize the colors!
This week I’m sharing a simple book makeover. I’m sure we all have extra books laying around the house. To be honest I’m kind of obsessed with buying books. I have boxes full of them.
When I started decorating my home with a coastal vibe I pulled out all my lighter colored books to display. I hated not displaying the darker books but they just didn’t fit my decor.
So I decided to give some of the darker books a makeover with some fabric Mod Podge.
Fabric Covered Books for Decor
For this COOL project you’re going to need:
I headed over to the fabric store for my material. I was really excited when I found a sale going on. Fabric quarters were $1.25 each, perfect size to cover my books. Then I gathered up the rest of my supplies to get started.
Step 1 – Iron Your Fabric
I decided on a couple lighter patterns and a couple “busy” patterns. I ironed the material first so we wouldn’t see any wrinkles. Then I was ready to add my Mod Podge.
Step 2 – Add Your Mod Podge
Cover one side of the book with your Fabric Mod Podge then gently place your fabric on top. I used a roller to help get any bubbles out. Then I did the same on the other side. Letting it dry just a moment. I love that this stuff dries super fast.
Step 3 – Cut Your Slits
Now It’s time to cut 2 slits on each side of the spine. Then I tucked the piece of fabric into the spine of the book. It’s fit perfectly!
Step 4 – Mod Podge Down the Inside
To finish off this craft, add a little Mod Podge to the inside of the book. Fold the sides over and firmly press down.
Then fold over the rest of the material (like a present) and Mod Podge into place.
My fabric covered books are complete!! I had all four books done in no time.
Since I already had the Mod Podge on hand, I just had to spend a couple dollars on some fabric to get this craft done. Pretty cool!
These books are going to look great sitting on my nightstand in the bedroom!!
I can’t believe how cool these fabric covered books turned out. The only tip I would suggest is getting a little thicker material then I did.
On one of the lighter covered books you could see the lettering through the material. But besides that it worked perfectly. I plan on doing several more of these for my entertainment center next!
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