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Dressing a book. / Riietame raamatuid.

When I was a child I had a lot of books. Books were valued and we had to keep them in good condition. To be able to pass them on to our children, like Mom said.

So Mom made up a little project where I had to wrap my books in paper to keep them in good condition. We didn’t really have any special paper so we used the same brown paper that nowadays paper bags are made of. To make the books prettier I cut out pictures from old postcards and glued them on the cover. I also wrote the name of the book on the cover by hand. The only fancy paper we had was wallpaper so we also used that to wrap the books. I still have those books and you can see them in the photo below.

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My childhood books wrapped in paper.

At Christmas I encouraged you to be creative with wrapping the gifts. Wouldn’t it be great to creatively wrap books, too?

You can use all kinds of paper of course, but why not use fabric. You can use pieces of leftover fabric and wrap your books in different styles. Imagine going to read in a cafe with your favourite book wrapped up in the same fabric that your summer dress is made of. That would be fabulous!

You can also buy meters of the same fabric and make your bookshelf stand out with neatly wrapped books in fabulous patterns or colours.

You can even restyle your books this way for every new season. Just have fun with it and why not start today?

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A book dressed up in beautiful fabric.

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Mul oli lapsena palju raamatuid. Pidin neid hästi hoidma, et need ühel päeval oma lastele pärandada nagu ema ütles.

Et raamatud paremini säiliksid, aitas ema mul neile paberist ümbrised panna. Selliseid kauneid raamatupabereid nagu tänapäeval müügil on, siis muidugi saada polnud. Kasutasime raamatute ümbriseks tavalist pruuni paberit. Kaunistamiseks kasutasin väljalõikeid postkaartidest ja kirjutasin kaanele käsitsi ka raamatu pealkirja. Raamatute pakkimiseks kasutasime isegi tapeeti. Mul on need raamatud siiani alles nagu fotolt näete.

Jõulude ajal julgustasin teid loominguliselt kinke pakkima. Kas poleks tore ka raamatuid veidi põnevamalt pakkida?

Loomulikult võib raamatule ümbrise panemiseks kasutada paberit. Miks mitte kasutada aga hoopis kangast.

Kodus leiduvad kangaülejäägid on suurepärane materjal raamatute riietamiseks. Miks ei võiks su lemmikraamat kanda sama kangast, millest sai õmmeldud sinu viimane suvekleit? Kas poleks stiilne niimoodi kohvikusse lugema minna?

Või ostad hoopis mitme meetri jagu ühte kangast ja riietad kõik oma raamatud samas stiilis. Selline raamaturiiul loob lugemiseks vastupandamatu meeleolu.

Mike mitte minna isegi nii kaugele, et rõivastad oma lugemisvara uuesti iga hooaja alguses? See oleks alles mood!

Peamine, et sul oleks selle protsessi käigus lõbus. Ja võib-olla soovid alustada juba täna?

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