Out of desperation, I made myself a book cover pennant to highlight my work and decorate my table.
It was made with materials on hand: string, card stock and a regular printer. It took my about 15 minutes from start to finish.
I can see this idea being an attractive (and cheap!) alternative to the usual vinyl author banner ordered from Vistaprint. I can also see it having other uses…
- Parents can decorate a child’s bedroom with covers from their favorite bookcovers.
- Teachers can string them up in a classroom to show what books the class has read.
- Libraries can make pennants to go with the month’s theme.
Making it was easy. I printed each cover onto cardstock, cut the covers out and punched holes in the top two corners. Then I just strung them onto some old fashioned twine I happened to have and I had my decoration.
It was a great tool for talking about all my books because it attracted attention and it was simple for me to point out the different covers. If you try this, share a photo with me and tell me what you used yours for :)