{Back to School} Covering school books – contact alternatives

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Our bookpacks have arrived and it’s time to start covering books.  When my kids first started school I loved the idea of finding the fun contact designs and covering their books.  Now, 5 years later if you say the word contact around me I may scream.  Contact is not my friend.  Despite trying so hard I rarely was able to cover a book without lumps and bubbles appearing.  I really persevered during their prep and grade 1 years.  But when stationary shopping for grade 2 I came across some book slip covers at Officeworks.  These back to school, book covering sanity savers have made covering books so much easier these past few years.

This year I am using Book Covers from 4myEarth.  They come in a great range of designs and sizes, for exercise books, A4 books and scrapbooks.  What I love about the 4myEarth range of book covers are the boys designs.  A lot of covers I have seen have a range for just the young boys, but Mr nearly 10 thinks his covers are sooo cool… there are skulls, zombies (creepy but 10-year-old think it’s cool) music and more.

and  there are also pretty designs for the girls

Alternative to using contact

I’ve also covered some books with wrapping paper, found a card that Miss 9 had received.  She loves pigs!  We cut the design off the front of the card and taped it on using Washi Tape.

Here’s our slip covers from 4myEarth

I also saw these plastic covered exercise books at Big W, they would save fighting with contact as well.

Find more book covering ideas here

Disclosure:  I was given a few book covers from 4myEarth for consideration for a blog post, I was not paid to write the post and all opinions are my own.


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