book cover boxes
(a how to)
a few weeks ago I posted about pocket poems - which are actually a by-product of my book cover boxes
Any hardcover book covers will do.
I get my books on the free shelf at my local thrift store.
They're mostly business books or textbooks
(nothing to fret about sacrificing)
I first mark out lines on the back side.
For this example I marked a line 1 1/4" inside from each edge.
Next, I cut out the corners.
I use scissors for this.
Then I flip it over and using my ruler and an xacto knife, I score each side that will be folded.
This is how it looks after folding
I like to finish the edges with paper.
These are 1 1/2" inch strip of paper that I will fold in half and glue over the edges.
Sobo glue works the best for paper to paper gluing.
Then I tie a ribbon to hold all the sides firmly in place. Voila - a cool box for pencils, paintbrushes, oddments, or a sweet gift.
With the left over squares I make the pocket poems
I back these with home made marble paper and line the edges with copper foil tape.
I hope you enjoyed this how-to ...