I’ve always loved the look of having books as decoration. The idea that something can be useful or interesting and look fantastic is the dream! I have a lot of books I keep because I love them but, because I love them so much they’re looking a little on the ‘used’ side. So I’m taking all the hardback books and giving them a makeover with faux suede and velvet fabric.
Materials Books | Rubber Cement | Fabric
1. Cut a piece of fabric that will cover the book when it’s closed with at least 1 inch to spare on each side. Coat one side of the cover and the spine of the book with a thin, even layer of the rubber cement. Smooth the fabric over the adhesive pushing out any air bubbles. Leave to dry turn over and repeat on the other side.
2. Snip off all the corners to create angled tabs. At the spine leave a small tab of fabric to push in between the cover and the bound spine. Spread the rubber cement along the edges, inside the cover. Press all the fabric tabs onto the adhesive and hold in place. Leave all the adhesive to dry and you new softie, gorgeous book is ready!