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How to jazz up your books

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Take the hum drum out of office work and style up your books with pretty wallpaper from the Resene Wallpaper Collection.

Check out the huge range of wallpaper available in the wallpaper library at your local Resene ColorShop. You can order more designs as cut lengths. Or use leftover wallpaper.

Update bookcovers with wallpaper
Wallpaper book covers

You will need

  • Wallpaper sample from the Resene Wallpaper Collection; Nikki used design 605631
  • Exercise books
  • Ruler, scalpel and cutting board
  • Super glue


  1. Measure your exercise book and cut the wallpaper to size, leaving a border big enough to glue onto the inside of the front and back covers.
  2. Cut to shape using the picture below as a guide.
  3. Glue the back cover and then close the book. Glue the front and leave to dry.
  4. Glue the flaps to the inside of each side and leave to dry.

Supplies you will need

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Wallpaper book cover

Top tip:  If you’re covering multiple books, be clever when choosing your Resene wallpaper so that the designs suit the use of the book, e.g. Perhaps a food inspired wallpaper for any books, such as recipe books, you plan to use in the kitchen, a floral inspired wallpaper for any garden related books and so on. That will make it easy to remember which book to look in and where they belong.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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