Hey Crafters! I'd like to give a huge thank you to Bley from Bibliophile for providing this amazing tutorial. Please head over to their Etsy shop for amazing handmade journals, books prints and more. I encourage you to try new things, and use vintage or recyclable materials when you can and enjoy yourself.
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Gather Your Materials:
Gather all your materials before you start to work. Make sure you have a space where you can cut using a utility knife; an old piece of plywood makes a good cutting and work surface.
- Book board, available from art supply stores (enough to cut two covers, the size of the book you want)
- PVA glue (available from art supply stores)
- Utility knife
- T-square or metal ruler
- Glue brush (I like to buy cheap brushes on sale, then I can throw them away when they get nasty)
- A container to pour small amounts of glue into (an old sour cream container or the like)
- Drill, such as a Dremel tool, OR an awl
- Decorative paper for the covers and optional endpapers
- 1/16 inch ribbon to coordinate with the cover paper
- Large yarn darning needle
- Any miscellaneous papers you may want to decorate the cover with
- Paper for the inside pages of your book, however many you may want
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