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Bind a book or journal in no time flat!
This is the easiest way to bind a journal or book!

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  • How to make paper. Easy Bound Journal Diy - Step 2
    Step 1

    Sewing machine
    Americana Decoupage Paper (decorative paper)
    E-6000 glue
    11" x 17" vinyl or leather
    Americana Stick On Stencils
    Twine (that matches the vinyl)
    Americana Multi-Surface Metallic gold
    Pinking shears
    Office copy paper

  • Step 2

    Watch the short video tutorial here:

  • How to make paper. Easy Bound Journal Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Trace a folded piece of copy paper on the inside edge of your vinyl
    2. Move it over 1/2" and trace it again
    3. Add 3" more and then 1/2" all the way around
    4. Cut it out with pinking shears
    *This is the cover (with flap) and it will be about 14 1/2" x 9 1/2"
    5. Edge the vinyl with metallic gold using a dry brush technique
    *This will give it an aged and gilded look
    6. Stencil on the cover with more metallic gold lightly dabbing with a dauber
    7. Cut decoupage papers to 8 1/2" x 11" and create a stack of copy paper with the decorative paper on top
    8. Draw a line down the center and stitch the pages together
    9. Make about 8 - 10 stacks and fold them on the stitch line
    10. Clip them together and add a generous amount of E-6000 glue to the folded edges
    11. Secure them in place while they dry
    12. Clip a small hole in the flap and add a long piece of twine for a tie

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