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Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

Use a special Mod Podge formula to create these fabric covered books – perfect for unique home decor, and you can customize the colors!

Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

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:

Supplies

Getting Started

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.

Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

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.

Fabric Covered Books with 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.

Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

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!

Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

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.

Fabric Covered Books with Mod Podge

Finishing Touches

My fabric covered books are complete!! I had all four books done in no time.

Use a special Mod Podge formula to create these fabric covered books - perfect for unique home decor, and you can customize the colors!

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!

Use a special Mod Podge formula to create these fabric covered books - perfect for unique home decor, and you can customize the colors!

These books are going to look great sitting on my nightstand in the bedroom!!

Use a special Mod Podge formula to create these fabric covered books - perfect for unique home decor, and you can customize the colors!

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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Ruth Fahlbusch

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Do you have to use Fabric mod podge or can you use glass mod podge. What else can I use my glass mod podge for:? My son bought it by mistake.

Amy

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Do you mean the Gloss Mod Podge? You can definitely use that on the books!

Lisa Berney

Thursday 16th of July 2015

Great idea on covering books to add some color to a room. Currently, I am covering and selling both hard and soft back notebooks with material and mod podge! On the front I glue a ribbon using the mod podge, but make the ribbon long enough to use as a marker!! Theses can be used as journals, prayer journals, planners, etc...

Sandy

Thursday 16th of July 2015

Why ruin the books? Why not Modpodge paper bag book covers, like we were taught to make to protect school books? That way, you can change them more easily when your decor changes again.

Emily

Sunday 12th of July 2015

Great project! I once used fabric Mod Podge to attach quilting-weight fabric to a mouse pad and had some trouble with the glue coming through the fabric. Did this happen to you? Do you have any tips? Thanks!

Amy

Sunday 12th of July 2015

Hi Emily! I typically prep the fabric first with Mod Podge . . . then I Mod Podge it down and let it dry completely. Even if the glue comes through the fabric, you can wipe it away. If you see that it's darker in the area that it dried, just cover the entire thing and then use a spray sealer to cover.

Louisa

Friday 10th of July 2015

Such a simple DIY and yet so effective! I'm definitely going to have to give this a go : )

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