This Woven Metal Scrap booking Cover is a very sleek and fun way to recover a scrapbook. This Woven Metal Scrap booking Cover is a great way to introduce a new look to the traditional scrap book cover!
This Woven Metal Scrap booking Cover craft project is simply and should cost you $20 or less per cover. The most expensive part is the scrapbook itself!
For this woven Metal Scrap booking Cover Craft Project You Will Need:
Metal looking contact paper
Tin Snips, scissors or pinking sheers
The first step is to buy your sheet metal look rolls of kitchen drawer liner contact paper from your local home improvement store or grocery store. I find long rolls of this soft shiny silvery metal looking contact paper all the time all the time. You can also find copper usually.
This sheet metal looking contact paper comes on a roll like fabric an is very thin.
Unroll your shiny metal contact paper and start cutting out strips. You can use tin sips, pinking sheers, or scissor. Any of these should work fine.
Now, Use one of those ready made scrapbooks you can buy at any craft store for the base of this project.
You wan to measure how large your scrapbook cover is and make your woven cover about four inches wider and taller.
Don’t forget to cover both the front and back at the same time, so when you are measuring how wide you scrap book cover is lay the book open and face down flat. Measure all the way from left to right.
Now, remove the peel off backing from the strips of metal looking contact paper.
Weave them out to make the cover.
Lay this stick side up and place your scrap book on top.
Fold the extra ends over inside the cover of the scrapbook. Do any trimming if necessary.
To add a sparkle to your woven metal scrapbook cover you can rub a metallic paint onto the cover. Wipe it off with a clean dry cloth. Allow this to dry for at lest an hour. For a shiny touch try mixing one part gold paint with two parts glaze. Brush this over the entire cover. Wipe away any excess if necessary. Allow this to dry before you move on to the next step of this craft project.
To complete the woven metal can scrapbook cover you need to line the inside of the scrapbook cover with felt. Start by cutting a piece of fabric out to fit the inside of the cover.
Next, cut out pieces to line the inside of the inside of the back scrapbook cover. Glue it into place as well. Glue it into place with a spray adhesive or epoxy glue that will stick to your contact paper.
You are finished!
You can also add words to this metal scrapbook cover by cutting letters out of a contrasting color of the metal contact paper. Peel the back off and press them into place.