Remember the old school way we covered our school books? Grocery sacks! I still remember how to make paper sack book covers and I’ve got your back in case you forgot.
Old School Paper Sack Book Covers
First, I want to tell you I was provided with some awesome back to school supplies from Yoobi that inspired this recent fun. My oldest has been picking out Yoobi supplies for the past four years for three simple reasons.
- Yoobi supplies come in super fun colors, patterns, and designs.
- School supplies Yoobi makes work really really well.
- For every Yoobi item purchased, a Yoobi item is donated to a U.S. classroom in need. In just 4 years, Yoobi has donated school supplies to 4 million kids with their give partner, Kids in Need Foundation.
Giving back is the main reason my daughter loves Yoobi. She wants to be a teacher and looks for ways to make a difference in classrooms, even now. Simply shopping for things she already needs and wants is allowing her to help Yoobi impact lives.
My daughter doesn’t just care about making a difference with humans. She also cares a lot about the environment. Obviously she was super excited to cover her AP History book by recycling a paper sack!
How to Make Paper Sack
Be YOU this school year with a book cover you can decorate with your own personality! You’ll need a paper sack, scissors, tape, and the book you are covering to make this paper sack book cover. Having crafty items or fun Yoobi school supplies to decorate with is optional but highly recommended.
Start by removing any handles from the grocery bag by gently tearing them off. They usually glued down with cheap glue and come off easily. Plus, the outside of the sack becomes the inside of the book cover so blemishes won’t matter.
Next, separate the seam running down the back of the sack. This is also lightly glued and should tear apart easily. Once you finish that, cut off the bottom of the bag so you are left with one long piece of a paper sack.
Now, lay the paper sack with the design facing you. Place the book you are covering in the center of the cut open paper sack. Fold up the top and bottom edges and crease them so you have marks where the top and the bottom of the book are.
Put the book off to the side and fold over the top and bottom of the sack so it’s the same length as the book.
Place the book back in the center of the paper, on top of the folds. Open the front cover and fold over the paper so it goes at least halfway down. Now close the book and flip it over. Open the back cover and repeat the step. Cut off any access paper sack you have if it goes past halfway.
To hold the book cover in place, slide each cover into the folded slots on the end of the paper sack. You can tape the edges if you would like for more security.
The adorable Yoobi Backpack Pencil Case also fit onto my daughter’s school book. Using it, she can tuck in her pens, pencils, and smaller supplies for that class and leave her backpack in her locker!
Learn more about giving back with Yoobi and their full line of trendy school supplies for the 2019 school year and beyond at Yoobi.com! The fun selection of Yoobi products at Walmart and work for school, home, or the office!