Remember when I tried to protect all my most well loved books by covering them all using Kraft paper and the Art section of the New York Times? If you don’t, see that post here
One of my concern was that the ink from the newspapers will stain your fingers. So I got a solution for that: Clear plastic!
I know what you’re thinking: “Are you serious?” Yes, I am dead serious. I strongly believe that there are obsessive compulsive medical students out there who would appreciate this. Not only because we love our books, but because this is such a fun project to do when we want to take that well deserve 10 minutes break. I seriously wrapped one book at each break and finished them all almost at the end of the studying day…but who cares, I like holding them, and I do feel a lot more connected… Hey, using the right side of your brain a little bit to balance it out ;-)
Ok, now that I convinced you that I had actually had a motive, lets move on… I dont know about you but I was thinking about old grandma’s couches with the clear plastic cover on when I saw the clear plastic roll at the store and thought about doing this. However, at this day and age, clear plastic is totally in. Look at this
You are looking Prada’s Spring Runway collection. This is totally another sewing idea but that’s a different story…
No more thinking, let’s go make our books fashionable
Clear plastic $1.99/yard. For 1 yard, I got 8 books wrapped. Totally depending on the thickness of the book of course but it’s still very cheap.
Here they are, back on the shelf all shiny and nice!
Just a thought: if you want to skip the newspaper step all together and just wrap your books using clear plastic, it would be great too! You can see the original cover of the books and keep them well protected from spilled coffee, tea or whatever kind of liquid you have around to keep you awake and alert for studying. And, if you ever thought of selling these books, you can just take the plastic cover off to reveal the brand new books…