Choose the right paper for your Trade Book – Help CenterA few years ago, I was given a Kindle. I had become a student again. I was reading lots of books and I needed them cheap and light. But now the Kindle has slipped to the back of the desk drawer behind the Blu-Tack that comes out only at Christmas. Meanwhile, the stack of hardbacks and paperbacks on the bedside table has grown so tall it has spawned sub-stacks on the floor; when I get into bed at night, it is like looking down on a miniature book city. So why is the physical book winning through? Ten years ago, when the Kindle launched , the idea was miraculous.
How to Bind Your Own Hardback Book
Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial. I love decorating with book pages. I love decorating with pumpkins. It was only natural that I combined the two together to make Book Page Pumpkins. This is such a simple craft project, but the results are stunning.
The art of book binding is an ancient craft, but actually it is not very difficult to do and with almost no practice you can get really awesome results. If you are on the lookout for fun craft projects or quick ways of making nice presents and gifts, then this could be the project for you. I know that there are other Instructables on the art of book binding but this project is meant to be a simple quick project that will give a very acceptable finish, and a book that looks like it has been professionally made, yet without the need for any special equipment. All you will need is: Some paper Minimum really is about 32 A4 or US Letter sized sheets, to make a half A4 half US Letter sized book , although smaller books can be made as can ones with more pages. You can use tracing paper, thick or thin paper and of course colored or even preprinted or written on paper. Some glue You will need PVA Elmer's White glue or a rubber fabric adhesive in the UK that is called Copydex, perhaps someone could tell me what it's called in the US , a glue gun if you have it, would help with one of the stages, but is not mandatory. Some stiff cardboard or corrugated fluted cardboard Some fabric or leather Any old stuff will do for the cover.
A homemade book can make a great gift for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Because it can be on any topic. It's also a great way to make something very ordinary unique and personal. With basic supplies and some time, you'll expand the mind of your child or light up the face of a new bride. To make a homemade book, start by cutting 2 equal-sized pieces of cardboard for the front and back cover. Then, fold 6 sheets of paper in half, stack them, and sew the folded edges together. Next, cut a strip of fabric that's as long as the sheets of paper and glue it over the spine of the pages.