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Custom Covers

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2006


 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.



  • Iron-on transfer paper

  • Photograph or label

  • Scissors

  • Pressing cloth

  • Book or linen-covered album


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

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

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