Monday, November 15, 2010

Burlap Book Cover

Burlap is my new favorite crafting fabric.  I've been pondering some different ways to use it, and this is my latest "creation."

I took a hardback book that I haven't been able to sell on half.com



Then I shooed the cat away as he tried to burrow into the fabric.



I cut the burlap into strips the length and width of the book.



Then I began to glue the strips to the inside of the cover and wrap them around the width of the book.



Next I "wove" the shorter strips in lengthwise.



I pulled and tightened and adjusted and glued....



...until I had a nice, tight weave all around the book.



Then I took some pretty copper ribbon and glued it into the front and back covers to make a close-tie.



I also glued a little of the same ribbon on the cover.



And I'm done!  I am calling my experiment a success. 



This would be a great way to spruce up a journal or photo album.  Christmas gifts, perhaps?




(P.S. In addition to some other fun parties, I'm also linking this to Polly Want A Crafter and The Shabby Chic Cottage!
  

23 comments:

  1. Girl, your craftiness knows no bounds! I love how 'Mos adds an extra step to your project.

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  2. Your burlap covered book looks like it came from a high end shop! And yes, they would make great Christmas gifts, too! Your kitty is so funny:)

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  3. Very cute. You can't go wrong with burlap!

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  4. Love it. I have a love of everything burlap lately. Very cute idea!

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  5. Really nice book covers. They are so versatile. Love it.
    Sherry

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  6. Ok I HAVE to comment on this one! I LOVE BURLAP! This is a great idea! And my orange tabby always gets involved in my projects too! So cute! Thanks for the shout out on my blog! It was a surprise and so romantic : )

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  7. That is the best! Burlap is so attractive and versatile. Kitty knows a good thing when he sees it. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  8. What a GREAT way to spruce up a book/journal. Wow.. very impressive.. nice job!

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  9. I love what you did to the book with the burlap. That took some work and looks great. I do ask that you add my link to your post and thank you for linking up.

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  10. Kelly, love it, it looks great! Don't you just love combining soft and rough textures.

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  11. Wow! This is a very cool idea...looks great and perfect for a book that needs some pizzazz! Great job! ♥

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  12. Great idea. Looks super! (Visiting from Cottage Instincts.)

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  13. Fantastic Idea, your book turned out great, I really like the way you patterned it.

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  14. Crazy cute idea! You just started something in blogland!!!
    Rhonda

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  15. Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! What a great idea! So many things to do with burlap!

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  16. Burlap is my favorite too. I will have to try this. I bet on a bookshelf these would be so sweet. Just found your blog. Love it!!!
    creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow that is beautiful. I will have to steal that idea. this is my first visit to your site, I will have to come back and see what else you have come up with.

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  18. great idea!

    thanks for stopping by my blog...I am thrilled to have discovered yours!

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  19. ok i REALLY like this idea! turned out beautifully!

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  20. I LOVE this! I have covered books in plain burlap, but this looks amazing!! PS thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

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  21. LOVE! This is one of my favorite projects I've seen in a long time! Thanks so much for linking it up!! It is going on my list of awesome things to do this summer!

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  22. I am IN LOVE with this burlap book cover! I need to do one immediately! Awesome job and thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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