Textbooks

My school is under construction, that means no lockers for us until the first day. But we still got our textbooks at orientation and had to carry them home. I got 5 books and I still haven’t gotten my math or english books. I saw a few people with up to 7. But I have waited all summer to get my textbooks, not to read them, ha! But to cover them in butcher paper. Sound appealing? Bear with me the camera was on high exposure because it was dusk, so the pictures can be fuzzy.r and m blog pics t bday mom hair (1)

Butcher paper, also known as postal paper, is like thick brown wrapping paper. It comes in a really thick roll and is for surely sale at any office stores in the postal section.

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To start, cut out a long rectangle, 4 inches taller than your textbook, my paper is too short but it’ll still work,  and 3 and a half times the width, don’t worry about straight edges.

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Because the next step is to fold them down. Fold down the top edge about two inches, then measure where to fold the bottom up by lining it up with the bottom of the book.

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Despite the weary guise, this step is easy. Simply set the book on it’s binding and slide the papers edges so the line up.

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With the book returned to it’s [back? covers? horizontal position?] and all it’s pages flipped to one side, fold over the paper.

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Flip the pages over and repeat.

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Then close the book. But you’re not done.

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These next two steps are the trickiest part. One side at a time, slide the cover into the folded butcher paper.

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On the second side you will have to bend the cover back as far as it will go.

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But then you’re done! If the sides poke out, poke them back in. My books have diagrams and timelines in the covers, so I’m going to photocopy and paste the copy onto the butcher paper.

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My next step is to write what each book is on the spine so I can grab them easily. 5 minutes passing time.

Comments

  1. I do hope you are going to use your decorative letter skills on the spines.
    When I went to school all grocery bags were made out of brown paper so that is what we used to cover our books.
    Glad you are not going to need to carry all of your books on the same day.

    • I will decorate them a lot.
      I sure do hope that I don’t have to carry them all to and from school every day. I’m sure I’ll have two or three to carry but that’s not a big burden.

  2. You’re books look great! And now you can doodle to your heart’s content in class. Can I say that?? Anyway, I also love the last picture because you I can see your graffiti in the background.

  3. I am pretty sure you’ll have fun reading your psychology textbook. It’s rather interesting.

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