Turn an Old Book into a Disguise for Your Electronics

Let me start by saying that I am as loathe as the next person to damage a book. That being said, we’ve accumulated a few in our house that are no longer needed. These include obsolete text books and the like. So, when I was looking for some tricks to camouflage the electronic components in our family room, it made perfect sense to give new life to these old books.

I already made a fabric-covered box to hide our chargers. Next, I turned a book into a neat cover for the computer that sits under our TV.

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

 

I started by using a craft knife to cut out the pages from a big book. It was an old dictionary that didn’t even have “LOL” in it. LOL. Oh, that was terrible – let me just get on to the crafty part.

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

Next, I wrapped the book in fabric. In the past, I have used Mod Podge for decoupage, but this time, I tried Yes All-Purpose Stik Flat Glue, which I liked, because it doesn’t have the strong smell of the Mod Podge.

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

When that was dry, I cut two pieces of foam board to fill the sides of the book where the pages had been. These supporting pieces are just big enough to hide the view of the computer from the sides and to hold the top cover up. I left the back open, to make sure the computer doesn’t overheat. I glued them in place with hot glue, and ta-da!

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

 

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

Turn an old book in to a disguise for your electronics | Jewels at Home

I really want to show the whole fireplace wall in the family room, but I am making myself sew the shades for the windows first. Hopefully, soon!

“Jewels”

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