Friday, September 11, 2009

vellum book covers

I was snooping around the martha crafts dept the other day and found these cute alternatives to paper bag book covers. We don't have kids starting school so it's kind of a project to stash away for later, but pretty right?




I love how the covers show through. Though this probably works better on vintage hardcovers than it does on 6th grade social studies text books.

8 comments:

mina said...

this is such an adorable blog.

Kim B. said...

Kristina -- I know this isn't the right place to ask, but I didn't know where else to pose this question.

Could you explain a little bit about how you made the cork heart? I.E. did you affix the corks to a base, or just to each other; did you use wood glue or some type of pins?

It is so gorgeous and simple at the same time -- I'd like to make one as a housewarming gift for friends of ours.

Love your blog!

Lia said...

Wow thats some middle school memories! they used to sell stuff to cover your books like that - and id always do each class in a different color and paint the class name on the front...
kinda miss those days...

Peonies and Polaroids said...

your photography is just so ridiculously beautiful! And I love the book covers. In fact I love anything made from vellum.

Melissa A. said...

These are so beautiful. The covers make the books look so soft and pretty. What a great find.

lovelymorning said...

Hey Kim,

The cork heart was actually just a temporary, shall we say, installation. I laid it out for fun on a big cutting board and took a photo.

BUT i'm sure you could find a board you liked and just glue the corks on? I suppose I would test a few different adhesives before I did the entire heart because how annoying would that be if you went to all the trouble to make it permanent and then the corks popped off?

Thanks for the comment!

Kim B. said...

aha! Well I thought it would be the perfect thing to "warm" a home . . . I think I might buy a simple wooden cutting board as a base. But you're right, I should test adhesives before creating some composition that I might actually like and be disappointed to lose.

Thanks!

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