Back to school is fun, but it’s certainly not free. If you’re maxed out on school supplies, here’s a way for dudes, young or old, to save money and make a personalized book cover, without making a mess!
Steve Gonzalez, technical producer for “Whole Living,” and Lino Rulli, host of the “Catholic Guy” on SiriusXM 129 and author of the newly released, “Sinner: The Catholic Guy’s Funny, Feeble Attempts to Be a Faithful Catholic,” joined Maura Madden, Crafting expert and author of “Crafternoon,” to learn how to cover books the good old fashioned way - with a paper shopping bag. Giving a paper shopping bag a second life is a fun and easy way to add your own flair to a textbook. You can use this same method to cover your favorite cookbooks, photo albums or any other books you want to keep free of spills and splatters.
Follow these simple instructions to cover your own books at home and pick up some of your favorite supplies from a craft store. Need some inspiration? We love the Martha Stewart collection at Michael’s with tons of items from stamps to stencils, you can reuse these tools for your next craft project and many years to come. And, if you're looking for ways to reuse your new supplies and use up some more paper bags, check out more ideas straight from our crafts department!