Fabric covered DIY Liberty print diary

So in just over a week’s time I’m going to be back at work and so it’s time to get my arse into gear and get organised therefore, of course, the PERFECT excuse to buy a new diary. After some squirreling around on the internet, I soon realised that it’s actually quite difficult to find a non naff looking diary when you’re half way through the year so, all that seems to exist are vile academic diaries so I thought I’d have a crack at creating my own Liberty print diary simply by covering a plain week to view Pirongs diary with some ditsy Tana Lawn fabric and here’s how it turned out. Not bad for £2.49! Instructions below (if you can be bothered)…

Liberty print fabric covered diary

Liberty print diary

To do this yourself, just cut out a piece of fabric about 2 inches wider all the way round than the diary / book you want to cover. Lay it out flat (ironing it first if it’s creased). Spray or paint glue on to the back of the book and place it down carefully on the fabric, pressing down hard to smooth out any bumps. Now paint the spine and front of the book and flip it over on to its front, again pressing down hard. Cut the corners of the fabric off and stick the overlapping edges over on to the inside of the front and back covers. If you want to neaten the inside covers, just cut out two further rectangles of fabric (to just smaller than the size of the cover and back) and place over the overlapped edges inside the front and back cover.

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