Recently I was talking about using simple everyday items around our home to add a pretty touch. Wrapping paper is one of my favorites for this because it’s inexpensive, I usually have it on hand, and it makes a big impact. Case in point: my new office.

Dust covers for my books! And you won’t believe how simple they are to make.

Cut wrapping paper to fit your book, leaving 2-3 inches on the left and right for folding in.

Then simply fold in sides, pulling tight for a snug fit, and softly crease into place. And you’re done!

Notes and Sources:

  • I wrote the name of each book on the spine for easy reference.
  • The cabinet knobs are from The Hardware Hut which is a multi-generational, local, family-owned business based in Spokane.
  • My office chair is from Tin Roof Furniture which is a longtime, family-owned business in Spokane.
  • All of the wrapping paper is from Target.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!