Monday, April 16, 2012

YA Book Cover Table

I'm in love with Mod Podge, so when we were looking for ways to add some flair to the reading space for our devoted "library kids," we decided to take an old table and transform it into a YA Lit. table.  First, we printed out covers from some recent and best-loved YA books.  We printed a variety of sizes.  We then brushed Mod Podge (which works like glue) onto the back of each one, placing the "covers" randomly on the table.  We put the largest covers down first and the smallest ones last.  Once all the covers were down, with very little actual table top showing through, we brushed Mod Podge over the entire table top.  We did 3 coats of Mod Podge, waiting 30 minutes between each coat.  Afterwards, we sprayed the entire thing with Mod Podge brand clear acrylic sealer.  I suggest doing that step outside... the smell is rather over-whelming.  Voila!  We were done!  Here are some pics of the process...
The original ugly orange table

The "glued" images

The first layer of Mod Podge

Mod Podge rocks!!

Yay, we're done!

We can't wait to do more!


  1. Your table is adorable. I wish that I had something that needed covering in my library. Elizabeth

  2. this is SO amazing!!! I want to do this NOW. Great idea, and thanks for sharing, will be perfect in my writing office!

  3. That is so cute! I will be making this for my classroom SOON! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I am seriously going to do this for my classroom! Thanks for some crafty inspiration:)

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