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It’s a Wrap… Se7en + 1 Books Covered…

September 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

New school year means new journals and lovely fresh crisp pages and lovely new markers and pencil crayons… and did I mention notebooks:


You would think with homeschooling I wouldn’t bother with covering school books but trust me with eight kids and everyone having their own… We need to be able to see at a glance whose schoolbooks are lying around, and it certainly helps to have their own distinct artwork on the cover… you certainly don’t want someone else doing their work in your book… so today was our annual book wrap.


You know that the weather is finally improving when the garden can be turned into an art gallery while we wait for paints to dry…

Here you go Se7en + 1 book covers that are super easy even for the smallest scholars!!!

  1. Just Drawing: Anything can happen when armed with lovely pencil crayons…
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  3. Stickers: Because everybody loves and adores stickers…
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  5. Tissue Paper and Bleach: Who can resist this, quick and easy and so pretty!!! Just dunk an eraser into bleach and dot away on the tissue paper.
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  7. Wax Crayon and Inks: This one just never gets old… everybody loves it!!!
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  9. Tissue Paper and Snow Flakes:
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  11. Blowing Inks… So fun, so random, so much action!!!
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  13. Potato Stamps:
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    And the Se7en + 1th…

  15. Tie-Dyed Paper: Fold it up, again and again and then dunk away…
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And a gallery:

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And it’s a wrap!!!


Have a fun day!!!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zoe // Sep 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Lovely. I just this week had to cover my first books since I was a kid. For one of them M used stickers, but for the other we used a picture book dust jacket – I’m not a fan of book dust jackets because they just end up getting ripped and in the way when trying to read a book in your lap. For me they are for collectors of books rather than people who LIVE books. So I have quite a pile of dust jackets from (mostly US) hardback Picture books and M chose her favourite (this one: to cover her other notebook. All was going well till I came to using the contact paper. Turns out I am not very good with contact paper – looked rather a mess, full of bubbles. But the books are definitely protected now!

  • 2 se7en // Sep 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Hay Zoe…Contact paper is oh … just awful!!! And I so agree about dust covers… first thing I do is take them off!!! We lined our kids room with them once… It certainly made their book nook look fabulous… we need to do it again!!! Hope you all have a fun weekend!!!

  • 3 Rose @ Walnut Acre // Sep 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I love how beautiful and colorful they all turned out.
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  • 4 se7en // Sep 10, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Thank-you Rose!!! We had great fun creating those covers!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

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