This year we are bringing back the good Ol' Fashioned Book Cover! This is a fun way to customize all of your books from Kindergarten thru Adults. Here are some great DIY book cover ideas we found online: 

Unsure how to cover a book with a paper bag? has the details along with video to help you along.  


13 easy steps to creating a paper bag cover for a book

  1. Cut open a brown paper shopping bag along one seam.

  2. Remove the flaps formed by the bottom of the bags so that you have one large sheet of brown paper.

  3. Place the book in the center of the paper.

  4. Wrap the paper up across the bottom of the book, and make a crease along the bottom cover.

  5. Repeat Step 4 for the top of the book.

  6. Using a metric ruler make sure that the folds are at least 4 centimeter (1.6 in) in length.

  7. Remove the book from the paper.

  8. Fold the paper up at the bottom crease and down at the top crease. You should have a strip of paper big enough to cover the book from top to bottom.

  9. Place the book back in the center of the paper. Wrap the paper across the front of the book from left to right and adjust the book position until the two ends of the paper are even.

  10. Fold the overlap around the front cover of the book and make a crease.Then insert the front cover of the book into the slot created by the paper folded over at the top and the bottom. Slide the paper down over the book until you hit the crease.

  11. Repeat Step 10 for the back cover of the book.

  12. Using a metric ruler make sure that the overlap is at least 15 centimeter (5.9 in) in length.

  13. If the cover fits snugly, you can stop at this point. If it seems a little loose or the top and bottom folds are not lying flat, you can use small pieces of tape to pull the front and the inside flap together a little more securely.