this is my first time... so please be gentle...
Step 1: Get the stuff
you will need some pencils or pens or a computer running something like paint
some paper big enough to cover the book, or just to cover the front of the book
some old magazines (I suggest glossy but any will work) or you could print your favourite font on some glossy photo paper, that will work too (this is to write your name on the front because it would be covered up by the paper)
some glue, pritstick, pva etc...
shapes to draw around like a bowl, tin or money.
this clear sticky back plastics (picture will explain it all)