simple covering I made for a hardback Bible I bought at a thrift store and plan to give to an acquaintance who expressed an interest in having one. I'm pretty sure the book had never been opened until I bought it. Since it's going to be a gift, I will not divulge the incredibly low price I bought it for! Let's just say it was far less than a candy bar!
I used to cover our children's school books with brown paper bags--cheap and sturdy. The kids decorated them variously. For THIS project, I stenciled the recipient's initial and coated the entire cover (front and back) with a couple of coats of ModPodge.