Creative Book Coverings

My kids aren’t quite covering their school books yet, but these great ideas can be used for school books, notebooks, journals, and more!

Chalkboard paint covered notebook from Warm Hot Chocolate:

Felt book cover with pocket:

Fabric book cover from 33stitches:

Cheeky printable book cover from The Words on Paper.

Paper book cover with pocket from Martha Stewart:

Be sure to check out our other Back to School ideas!


DIY I Spy Book


Brassy Apple made this I Spy Book as part of her self-hosted “creativity for the car” summer craft challenge. It’s such a simple idea, but one that the kids will love!  You can see how she made it, plus check out what others have made for the car, right here!

Quiet Book Inspiration


Quiet books are a great way to keep the kids entertained when you need a few minutes of, well, quiet! I can think of several occasions when one of these books would have come in handy! Here are just a few of the pages found at Naptime Journal Creations. Click here to see more of her pages and read about her many sources of inspiration!


Personalized First Word Book


I LOVE Party Perfect’s version of a child’s first word book. The simple photography paired with the Scrabble tile words is just perfect! She had her book printed and bound, but a more affordable option could be to have your photos printed at a photo lab (or on a home photo printer) and use a small photo album to hold the pics!