Treasured songs, passed down through the ages. Covers worn and tattered from much use, passed through many hands, imprinted title slowly fading off the cover, pages old and worn, yet full of vibrant and precious words, lovely melodies that lift up the heart and encourage the soul. Great Hymns of the Faith.
This is how our hymn books have looked like for a long time. We got them in a pretty used condition from acquaintances, and they went through more use by our family…
Then, the time had come to refresh these important books, to bring back the dignity and beauty they deserve to have. So that was accomplished by a determined stop to Michaels, buying lovely craft paper, mod podge, and putting it all together to give the hymnals a new face, new covers.
I am so pleased with how they turned out! I felt the Lord guided me through it all, to make everything work perfectly together and make our beloved hymn books look just as beautiful as they songs they contain!
Hopefully now that they are like new, we will be able to share and enjoy them as we sing together with other brothers and sisters in Christ. And, now that I’ve got the hang of how to make book covers, I feel like doing it for almost any book or journal I have around. 🙂
Mod Podge really helps too! Now all I have to do is add some labels with titles to them.
Which is your favorite cover?