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How to bind papers without staples or clips [2] Lately my new found alternative to hold 2 or 3 sheets, usually printed articles or clippings of all sorts, is to dab a little glue or paste double-sided tape at the corner of each page.

How to bind papers without staples or clips [2]

Both ways work out great! Next I came across this clever tip for making a simple booklet without needing even glue, tape or thread! The method consists of 2 parts. Here are my jots: Part 1 (the base): fold paper in half. Part 2: fold a new sheet in half and unfold. I made a blank notebook with a fancy (and thicker) cover at the front and back. [Check out part 3!] Cereal Box Notepad – Crafting a Green World. In our household, cereal is a staple for breakfast, and let’s face it: lunch and dinner, too.

Cereal Box Notepad – Crafting a Green World

With so many cereal boxes lying around, I wanted to come up with a simple and quick project to utilize all of that cardboard. These notepads are a breeze to whip up and make great stocking stuffers for that person who loves to make lists! What you will need: Cereal box50 sheets or so of recycled paper (old computer paper, scribble sheets, etc.)ScissorsPiece of decorative paper from your stashMod PodgePadding CompoundPaint brushBinder clips Next >> Tags: cardboard, cereal box, diy, notepad, Paper, recycled, tutorial About the Author Maria Hey there! A stitched notebook. I first learned of Kelly through Nicole of Garden Mama, when she established The Wellness Tree.

a stitched notebook

At that time, our family made an ornament for Kelly's wellness tree. I was extremely sad to read Nicole's announcement that Kelly had lost her battle with cancer.I never knew Kelly or her family, but cancer has touched the lives of many people close to me, of all ages. I thought of all of them as I read about Kelly's death. And I thought most of her son, Ari, who will never fully and independently know his mom. His loss made my heart ache most especially. So when Nicole called on the blogging community to make a little something for Ari and/or Kelly's husband, Matt, I felt compelled to make something for Ari. I made a crayon caddy for Ari using fallen eucalyptus, just I have done in the past. And I thought he needed a little notebook to color in, so I made one.

How to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them.

how to make a staple-free matchbook notepad.

These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook. What we'll make: Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Strangely enough it is also the same size as the Moleskine notebook. For the pages we'll be using 20# bond paper (the same paper you use in your copier and inkjet printer). Don't be put off by the many steps involved.

This particular notebook was developed over many years of feeble attempts to organize my thoughts, appointments and small sketches. Piratecore: How to make a Soft Cover Wrap Around Notebook. How it was done:1.Cut the 25 sheets of paper to 5 x 8 inches.

piratecore: How to make a Soft Cover Wrap Around Notebook

Put them into 5 stacks, with 5 sheets in each stack.2.Using the bone folder, fold each of the stacks in half.3.Using the sewing machine on the widest stitch setting, sew down the center of the crease on each of the five plies.4.This is what each of the piles will look like. 5.Fold the pages in half again and pile them up neatly, with the sewn side facing out.6.Using a press, or something to keep the pile of sewn papers together, put an old board on either side of the pile and insert it all into the press.7.You can see here the paper clamped inside of the press with the two pieces of scrap board on either side.8.With a brush, spread a generous amount of glue across the paper. 11.Now cut two pieces of card stock that measure 5 x 8 inches. Fold them each in half with the bone folder. These will be the end papers for the book.12.Take the vinyl material and cut a 11 by 5.25 inch piece.

Notebook. Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.

notebook

Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha! I'm delighted to share my book tutorial with you today: Supplies you’ll need to make this project: