DIY Embroidered Paper Book Cover from Urban Threads here. I was asked this question recently by someone who wanted more options for covering her school books. I’m going through my “books” and “printables” tags to see what other book covers I have. I also posted a link to some really cool graphic “GO AWAY” printable covers here.
Gilded Moleskine Journal
It’s the 21st-century equivalent of a pressed-flower book: Instead of picking and pressing wildflowers, which depletes the local flora and is illegal in some places, take a snapshot with your smartphone. The Poladroid software will give photos a vintage feel. Then print and glue them in a notebook alongside your children’s sketches of nature.
Scanning in pressings of flowers might also create a nice effect :) (I’m from Ireland, were we have an abundance of common wildflowers, so I personally don’t feel too bad about picking them!)
Enlarge photos from a recent trip and make foldouts: an accordion type, formed by taping photocopies together, or an origami-style version, using a bone folder to make sharp creases. These inserts, pasted into an ordinary journal, add an element of surprise to the story of the trip and convey some of the city’s grandeur.
The receipts, ticket stubs, maps, and postcards you collect on a trip paint a picture of vacation fun, but assembling an album can be a chore. To simplify the process, fill a three-ring binder with plastic sleeves meant for business and baseball cards. Slide souvenirs into compartments, or if they don’t fit, use a paper clip to attach them to a pocket. Trim maps, and slide them into the binder’s outside sleeves (even on the spine).
tutorial for composition book sized cover
Elegant craft for writers and journal fans. Simply cut off the tip of a feather, and insert an ink pen refill into the feather.