Dust covers are such a great source of art, so I came up with a couple of projects to recycle these covers.
We love Ian Falconer’s Olivia books. One of Miss Petrie’s friends is such a little Olivia! I made some presents for her upcoming birthday.
I hot-glued this book cover to a flat canvas. The back of the dust cover had the drum image, which I cut out and glued on. I personalized the middle of the drum with our little friend’s name. Ribbon was used to frame the picture. I added a clothespin to the top of the flat canvas (covered in ribbon to make it coordinate). The pin could hold a picture or a note.
The side flaps of the cover had some great images I could add on to this project. I used my tag maker to give these small images a finished and more substantial look.
While I had the hot glue gun at the ready, along with some bright, fun ribbon, I decided to gussy up some alligator clips and wooden clothespins.
What are your ideas for using cool looking dust covers? They abound at Casa Petrie and I’m sure you crafty folks have probably made or seen cool uses for them.
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