Category Archives: Book Making

Families and artists of all ages will enjoy creating these handmade books for personal libraries or gifts.  Capture life’s moments by filling the them with stories, drawings, photos and thoughts.  The shape and structure of each individual book lend themselves to be filled in numerous, creative ways.  Each book making post will have a link on how to fill your books or you can peruse the IDEA tab for additional suggestions.   Have fun and let us know how you filled your books!

The Duct Tape Crayon Pouch

What you need: A gallon size Ziploc bag (or quart size for a smaller pouch) Decorative Duct Tape Ruler Sharpie Scissors (OR X-acto knives and self-healing cutting mat) Directions: Using a ruler and a sharpie marker, draw a line across the bag 4 inches from the bottom. Using scissors (or X-acto knife and cutting mat)…

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Accordion Book Star Ornament

What you need: Scissors or paper cutter to cut paper Strip of narrow paper folded accordion style (the example is cut 2” X 15”) glue Ribbon (the example is cut about 5’) Writing utensils Optional: Embellishments such as: small photos glitter stickers Directions: After cutting the paper into a long, narrow strip, fold the paper…

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Turkey Paper Bag Book

You will need: 2-3 Lunch Bags hole punch string or yarn Directions: Line up the lunch bags, all in the same direction Fold in half Punch two or three holes along the folded side (you may need to do one bag at a time) Run yarn or string through the holes and tie a knot…

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Directions for Making an Origami Accordion Book

It is super fun to get really creative with this book! Come and see the video directions for making an Origami Accordion Book!

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Accordion Envelope Book

There are multiple uses for the Accordion Envelope Book. Come and see how handy they can be, and watch my instructional video on how to easily create it!

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Summer Bucket List, The Layered Book

A fun addition to your summer bucket list is to make your list into a layered book, then write your summer bucket list on the tab of each layer.

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The Stick and Rubber Band Book (Stick and Twine)

With few materials needed the Stick and Rubber Band Book is a great outdoor activity and kids can search for their own stick to make their binding…

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Accordion Book Necklace

Watch the video tutorial or read the directions below to learn how to make an accordion book necklace. You can make it using the “Mini Accordion Book Kit”.

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Accordion Books = Endless Possibilities

Accordion books truly have endless possibilities both in design and content. They are fun and easy to make. Read more….

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The Layered Book

There are many fun uses for the layered book; best of all, it is very easy to create. Only two items needed to make this book. Read more…

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