DIY Book Cover with Pockets

August 24, 2021

Just in time for Back to School - Wrappily's double-sided wrapping paper gives your standard book cover a makeover. This quick tutorial video shows you how to turn your textbooks into functional works of art with a front pocket to save your notes and loose papers.




- 1 Sheet of Double-Sided Wrapping Paper (we chose this Tropical Gift Wrap from Jana Lam)
- Scissors
- A Pen or Marker
- Washi Tape


     1. Measure & Cut Paper
    For our standard textbook size, we cut the sheet in half which left enough for 2 inches on the top and bottom of the book. You should have 2 sheets of paper stacked on top of each other.

    2. Crease & Fold Edges
    Place open book in the center of the paper and use a pen to mark the book edges on the top, bottom, and sides. Remove the book then crease the edges at the book line. Fold the bottom edge & flip over.

    3. Create Pocket
    Decide where you'd like your pocket and create a crease on only the top sheet of paper. Cut the top sheet 1-2 inches above the crease. Fold at the crease line and tape down. At this stage, you should be able to see one pattern on the bottom sheet and a different pattern on the top pocket sheet. Flip over.

    4. Fold Edges & Attach to Book
    With pocket side facing downward, fold top & sides. Place book on top of the paper and slide book ends into the newly created side pockets. You may need to use tape to seal the pockets. Re-crease the edges and add any finishing touches. 


    DIY Book Cover with Pockets