I have been doing a bit of blog re-organizing this week and have found a few older posts with two projects in them. I want every project to have its own post so finding things and navigating around InMyOwnStyle is easier for everyone. You may see a few older posts pop up here and in your Reader or E-mail subscription over the next few days as I re-organize.
When I have the re-organization complete, I will give you a tour – no drastic changes – just more detailed categories and navigation.
Here is the first hidden post – I thought it quite timely.
In a few weeks you will be sending your kids off to start a new school year. If your kids have to cover their text book, send them back in style and help the environment at the same time by re-using the shopping bags their back-to-school clothes come home in.
The bags make colorful and sturdy text book covers.
There are many ways to cover a book. This is the way I do it.
Supplies Needed:Paper Shopping Bag Scissors Scotch Tape
1. Cut the bag on one side and then unfold the bottom to flatten the bag.
2. Carefully remove the handles.
3. Determine where the logo will fall on the book. Each book size and bag will vary. Wrap the bag around the book to determine fit and size.
4. Once the bag is sized to the book. Close it to see the fit and run your fingers over the books edges to make creases. When you take the book off you will see the creases (book size) and you can then make the cuts. See next two photos.
5. Your cover should look something like this. Fold the binding tabs and tape them down.
6. Place book on bag and the fold over the top of one corner tab and side. Use tape to secure. Repeat on bottom corner. Place one side of book in. Repeat on other side.
Now your kids can study in style.