I wanted it to work. I mean–I’ve seen it done before. I’ve seen how to cover a book on Pinterest (that statement alone should have guaranteed success).
After the project worked, I was going to post about it and hopefully you would leave rave reviews and wonderful comments telling me how you always wanted to make a project just like this.
And we would become best project friends forever.
When I planned this spectacular project, I started by covering all my books with brown craft paper.
Next, I planned to take these labels.and trace them onto my newly covered books with this graphite paper.
Sounds easy, right?
Actually, it sounded easy and brilliant and classic and rave-review worthy.
But somehow along the way–my easy, brilliant, classic, rave-review project turned into something that I might have done in high school English class in my notebook when we were supposed to be copying down prepositional phrases.
It’s like I was so close…..
….and yet so far.
So, if at first you don’t succeed, go to Hobby Lobby and purchase some of these.
Pre-printed with numbers.
Take your pre-printed Hobby Lobby tags and print the titles of the books on them.
And glue dot them onto the books, so they look like this.
Not like this.
I know it’s not a fancy schmancy graphite project.
I know it’s printed labels on craft paper covered books.
Not exactly ground-breaking.
Not exactly what I was going for in my efforts to make us project BFF’s.
But it’s legible.
And after the whole prepositional phrase graphite debacle….
….legible works for me. 🙂