I spotted a copy of The Message* at our local recycling centre the other day, so snapped it up as it was the nice ‘novel’ style version that is great for casual reading.
But the cover left a little to be desired, so it was makeover time!
I started by cutting a piece of pretty paper down to size, then popped little bits of double-sided tape onto the cover and spine.
I also taped on a pretty ribbon to use as a bookmark.
Once the book was covered and looking fab, I grabbed a couple of sweet embellishments.
One tag, one button, one Felicity Jane banner and one wooden heart later, and the Bible looks super sweet!
I love the bold print and the fact that it reads like a normal book.
I love giving found items like this a new lease of life – definitely one of those simple things that bring me joy!
* The Message is the Bible in everyday language; I’d highly recommend it. You can find a paperback copy online for about £5.