Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sheet Music Book Covers


We have countless books in our house and I like to incorporate them into our décor. I set out to make the books on the shelves of our floor lamp look more uniform. I covered the books using sheet music from HotPop Singles 1991, Volume 2. 


First I measured the paper, leaving extra to fold over on each end. I also made sure that the seams would not be visible on the spine of the book. Then I used packaging tape to secure all of the sheet music into one large piece of paper. (Make sure the tape is on the interior of the book cover.)


Next I measured the length of the book. I used a straight edge to ensure the top and bottom folds were even. Once the top and bottom are folded under, the paper should be the same length as the book.


Finally, I slid the cover into the side pockets, which were created by folding the paper on the left and right sides inward. 



The Handy Geography Answer Book never looked so good!



The different colored covers are no longer distracting and Practical Skywatching is still close at hand.  



Did you notice my new rotary dial phone? I think I am officially a collector. I told you in October how I wanted a phone similar to Grandma Kregel’s. My mom and MB found one for me at a resale shop. Then my BFF Stef surprised with this beauty on New Years. It looks very similar to Grandma’s phone. I now have it proudly displayed atop a stack of marvelously covered books. The vintage phone looks right at home in our living room. 



Since it worked with the phones, I’m going to throw this out there…I would love a Cadillac SRX Crossover and some new kitchen appliances. 



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20 comments:

  1. I love this idea and it brings back memories of being in grade school and having to cover all our school books each year. We used paper garbage bags. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Oh how pretty - and I just love that old black telephone! Cool!

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  3. These look so sweet! I love any project using music!

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  4. I was just thinking of making book covers this week. Funny how you posted that! Haha. I wasn't thinking sheet music. Cute idea!

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  5. Lynette, this couldn't come at a better time. It's nearly back to school time here in Australia and I've got a mountain of books to cover for my children. I was actually thinking about sheet music. This is a great idea. If you get a moment, would you like to link up to my "Thriving on Thursdays" Linky Party here in Australia? I feature recipes, crafts, furniture makeovers, organisating and decluttering advice, makeup tips, financial advice, etc. Anything goes.

    http://domesblissity.blogspot.com/2012/01/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-2.html

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  6. These are just beautiful! What a fantastic idea! I would so love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance. Thanks for sharing :) http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/01/taking-timeout-thursday-no-12.html

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  7. It looks fantastic - perfect for any home! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your books look fantastic!!! I love the sheet music!

    Dee

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  9. Hi Lynette- What a fun idea. newest follower from linky party. Would love a follow back to : http://imnotatrophywife.com

    laura

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  10. I just bought music sheets last weekend and have been trying to find the perfect project for them. I can't wait to upcycle some old novels that I have stashed away! Thanks for sharing!

    Your newest follower :)

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  11. Fantastic!! Love the sheet music idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  13. I love this idea. It's a nice and easy way to decorate with what you have. The books look fabulous on the lamp with the vintage phone.

    Ruth

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  14. Found you at no minimalist and now I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  15. Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up! Just a reminder also to register for my $50 Stencil Giveaway!

    XO, Aimee

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  16. Such a great idea. I love the tied together look. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House link party!

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  17. This is such a fun idea! The books look great and so does the tutorial
    Thanks for sharing
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  18. Too cute! Love this idea!! I'm having a linky party, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my Thriving on Thursdays party last week. It's on again tomorrow (Australian time). We'd love to see what you've been up to.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  20. Oh my goodness I love this! Found you via Domesblissity-- I just linked up a sheet music desk at her link party! Hope you'll check it out! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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