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diy wednesdays: lauren and derek’s cookbook covers

by Grace Bonney

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we’ve always loved these classic gingham tablecloths, and on a recent visit to the dollar store we were excited to find them in a fun assortment of colors (in addition to the standard red). because they are water resistant and so easy to work with, we thought they would make nice protective covers for a few of our favorite cookbooks, which over the years have endured more than their fair share of sauce splatters and flour dustings.

have fun!
derek & lauren

CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump!

here’s what you’ll need:
picnic tablecloth
scissors
tape

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1. the technique is the same as it was in school. lay your book open on top of a length of tablecloth. cut a length of tablecloth with a 2” border around the entire book.

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2. fold the top and bottom pieces under so they are flush with the cover, then fold the side pieces over the outside edges and secure them with a little piece of tape.

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