Though, I will be honest, every time I go into a used bookstore I’m secretly hoping to come across a copy of the Necronomicon with an old, tattered leather cover with intricate engravings and spooky designs. I usually leave with a beat-up copy of a mystery novel. Nice, but never quite what I’m after.
Part of the beauty in some books is simply how they look, and if we can’t find them that way, we’ll make 'em! It’s a perfect and unusual way to display your favorite literary embroidery designs and give your book a little more character.
Step 1: What you need
- A hardcover book (decide now if it’s just for decoration, or if you want to be able to read it after we’re done)
- Vintage looking fabric (I love linens)
- A container for hot water
- Some tea
- Mod Podge
- Brush and/or sponge applicator