diy altered notebooks: How to Cover a Book with Fabric + glue

I love notebooks, and today I’ll show you How to Cover a Book with Fabric. These DIY altered notebooks make a great home made gift idea for a teacher, friend or co-worker.

I used flowers today to decorate my book, but really you could use anything of your choice to make these uniquely yours.

how to cover a book with fabric and glue

DIY Altered Notebooks: Supplies needed:

A composition notebook, a patterned paper with bold flowers, a label sheet, Some acrylic paint, spray adhesive, gloss medium, scissors, and a brush.


How to cover a book with fabric and glue

1. I use a quick spray of adhesive to stick the fabric down. This spray adhesive dries super quick and is easy to use. Cutting with a pinking shear along one end of the fabric makes the fabric look prettier along the spine.


2. Now is the fun part, where we get to decorate the front. I chose to use flowers and a tiny label. Fussy cut the flowers out of some patterned paper using a Micro tip scissors. You could use stickers here instead or you could cut some petals and make your own flowers too.


3. Stick the cut out flowers, I used a gloss medium/varnish. This goes on clear and sticks beautifully. Lightly paint the gloss on top of the flowers too.


4. Finally, trim off the fabric overhang along the notebook edges using a sharp pair of scissors like the Amplify RazorEdge Shears. It has a really long blade that cuts neat straight lines.


5. Decorate the book a little more, by adding some pretty buttons.


Ta da! This is my easy way how to cover a book with fabric! They look so transformed. These books would make the perfect handmade teacher’s gift.

DIY altered notebooks tutorial




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