I'm 22-years-old and it wasn't until I moved into my school apartment and had to pay monthly rent that I actually learned how to write a check. Okay...maybe that's a lie and I learned in fourth grade, but since then, I've probably only written about three checks. I opened a checking account when I got my first job when I was 14 and they gave me my first checks (which you can tell are pretty old since they still say Commerce Bank on them.)
When we decided to move forward with this apartment, I knew I would be writting more checks (I prefer to pay my rent in checks, I'm not sure why) and wanted to get a fancy checkbook cover. That never happened and I found this washi-like tape and decided it would do. Sidenote: I was doing this on my lunch break at work so the pictures are limited and I did a poor job of documenting how it went. I'm sure you can figure it out though...Sorry about the lame iPhone photos as well...)
I first took everything out of my checkbook and wiped it down. Then took the tape and ran it horizontally across the front, slightly overlapping. All the way up and around.
Then, since the edges were a little loose, I covered the entire thing in matte Mod Podge for good measure. And done! Super easy, probably not going to last forever, but that is quite alright. By the time is starts pulling off, I'm sure I'll be tired of it anyway!
This is my first mini-project but more will be coming in the future!
**The tape I used is SMASH tape in Black Dot, made by K&Company. I actually bought it at ACMoore, but can't find it on their website.