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Custom Covers

Introduction

 Transform plain bookcloth- or linen-covered albums into one-of-a-kind keepsakes using iron-on transfer paper available from office-supply stores. Choose a favorite snapshot from your wedding (light, neutral-color fabrics work best with photos) or design a simple label yourself on the computer. The albums also make great gifts for parents and grandparents.

 

Materials

  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • Photograph or label
  • Scissors
  • Pressing cloth
  • Book or linen-covered album

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Scan or download a photo; you'll need image-editing software to add text. For labels, search clip-art books or websites for borders and embellishments; leave text or background white if you want the cover's hue to show through.

  2. Step 2

    Print reverse image onto iron-on transfer sheet following package instructions. Cut out image

  3. Step 3

    Position on album cover, and lay a pressing cloth over it. Iron, let cool, then peel off paper backing.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 37 2006

Reviews (1)

  • marthaforme 14 Mar, 2009

    BOOKCOVERS, CUSTOM, IRON-ON TRANSFERS