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Easy Bound Journal Diy

Bind a book or journal in no time flat! • Posted by Mark Montano

This is the easiest way to bind a journal or book!

You will need

Project Budget


1 h 00


Pretty Easy
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This is the easiest way to bind a journal or book!


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    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 Dauber Clothespins Office copy paper

  2. Watch the short video tutorial here:

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    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