DIY | Book Covering with Erica from Smock

Thanks Erica from Smock for sharing their DIY book covering with us.

This DIY is an adorable way to spruce up your school books (or 
any other books, for that matter) and it’s super easy!


  • Your favorite Smock gift wrap (our picks from the left: Pageant, Plume, Jade, April, and Beetle)
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A pen or pencil

To start, you’ll need to measure and cut your sheet of gift wrap 
to fit your book. We recommend giving a 3-4-inch margin on either 
side of the (open) book, and then a 1-2-inch margin above and 
below the book.

After you’ve cut your gift wrap, fold up the top and bottom of the 
sheet. Be sure that the folds are not shorter than the book. Use 
a few pieces of tape in the middle to keep everything straight.

Next, with the book inside, fold the paper in half, making sure 
the sides are even. Then, take the top part of the gift wrap and 
fold it neatly under the book’s cover. Repeat this step on the 

After you’ve made even folds, carefully slip onto the book, 
securing the book’s cover into the little pockets that the folds 
create. Secure with tape.

Tada! We are loving the end result. And since our gift wrap is 
double-sided, you can alternate patterns – perfect for prettying 
up a set of books to display at home!

Love Smock as much as we do visit them here.

Have a happy weekend.

x Nikki and Maree


One response to “DIY | Book Covering with Erica from Smock

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