Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday How To : Simple Bound Notebooks

This is a trick I learned when I was in college and we had to hand in a multi-page collection of floor plans and drawings. I did it here to make a covered notepad to give to my nephew.


  • Cardstock / Paper for cover
  • Inner pages / stuff you want to cover
  • Stapler

Gather your pages you want to cover. You'll need to cut the card stock to the same size or just slightly larger. Then take another piece of card stock, 1 - 1 1/2" wide, and cut the length to match whichever edge of the paper you are binding.

Fold this strip in half, then fold one half of that under. Insert your pages in between your cover, then add the folded edge, and staple.

Folded edge = front, flat edge = back

You can also do this just using the edge/binding piece if you don't need a cover for your project and just want to keep a stack of papers together. A great idea for repurposing/ recycling paper scraps around the office as a scratch pad.

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