They were easy to cover and used very little paper. Each book used one 12 x 12 inch patterned paper cut to 7 inches. I scored them at each end on the 3/4 and 5 3/4 inch marks using my Scor-It. I adhered the paper to the covers with my ATG gun, decorated with names and ribbons and wound up with these beauties:
I have two more to show you, but I have to wait until after a certain graduation party . . .