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Subject: Wrapping books in vinyl wallpaper...does it work?
Date Posted: 11/19/2008 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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I got several sample books  (FREE)  from my local carpet store and have wrapped a small book in a pretty floral vinyl.  I always use lots of tape, but want to be sure that it will stick.  Has anyone tried this?

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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I've gotten books like this. If it's not wrapped tightly to the book, it rips. Almost every book I have gotten wrapped in wallpaper, the wallpaper has been ripped, just barely hanging on. But maybe my side of country is harder on media mail! :P

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:11 PM ET
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I wrap most of the books I send out in wallpaper with a plastic underlayer and have never had a complaint. In fact, I get quite a few compliments about how well the wrapping holds up in transit. However, to answer your question, I stay away from the vinyl wallpapers because I've found that tape doesn't stick to it very well: I'd have a package ready to go, I thought, but would find that the tape had come loose.

I buy regular paper wallpaper at thrift stores for generally a dollar or two for a roll, but have found it three for a dollar at times. A roll will wrap at least 20 packages, so it's very economical to use.

Pam

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:19 PM ET
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I'm also a wallpaper-er.  I've been using it for a couple of years and I've had one comment that the tape didn't hold up well.  And yep, it was for a book wrapped in vinyl wallpaper. 

One roll goes a long way... and the packages are pretty!  :)

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 1:18 PM ET
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The few I have got wrapped in wallpaper have arrived okay. I gues like any wrapper, the more tape, the better.