duminică, 8 aprilie 2018

DIY MINI NOTEBOOKS / POCKET - SIZED PAPER BOOKS WITH RECYCLED PAPER AND CARTOON - Best out of waste

Step 1: Video Tutorial (for a Better Understanding of the Project)


For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos.
So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather Your Tools and Supplies



Step 3: Preparing the Pieces for the Cover

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Choose your desired model of decorative paper and cut a rectangle from it ( 4" X 5" 1/4 )
Then take some unused cardboard ( I used the back side cover of a decorative paper pack ) and cut 2 rectangles ( 3" X 2" ) and another one ( 3" X 1/4 )

Step 4: Preparing the Pieces for the Inside of the Notebook

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Using some solid colored paper cut 20 - 25 rectangles ( 2" 3/4 X 2" ) and another rectangle ( 4" 1/4 X 2" 3/4 )

Step 5: Making the Cover

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  • Using PVA glue stick the cardboard rectangles on the design paper rectangle leaving an eight of an inch between them.
  • Cut the corners of the design paper.
  • Fold and stick the sides.
  • Stick the colored rectangle ( 4" 1/4 X 2" 3/4 ) on top of it.
  • With a bone folder score between the cardboard rectangles.
  • Fold it along the lines.

Step 6: Making the Pages

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  • Align all the pages and hold them together using a paper clip.
  • On one of the long sides apply a generous layer of PVA glue.
  • Let it dry for about 5 minutes until the glue become transparent.

Step 7: Assembling the Notebook

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  • While the pages are drying, create a small ribbon loop and stick it on the inside of the cover.
  • Now, stick the pages.

Step 8: Decorating It!

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  • Using some adhesive tape stick a strip of ribbon on the bottom of the notebook.
  • Now, add a decorative button.
  • Lastly, add some nice paper butterflies.

Step 9: That's It!

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Now you know how to make this cute little gems :D Write me your comments about this project and if it helped you in any way please vote for me in the Pocket - Sized and the Trash to Treasure contests!
Thanks you :)

Step 10: More Project Videos!

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