Step 1: Supplies and Tools
Calendar page or homemade paper for book cover.
Homemade paper tutorial here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Artisan-Craft-Paper-From-Junk-Mail/
Ribbon or leather cording
Roofer's metal flashing or heavy cardboard
Beads or buttons
All purpose glue with Mod Podge is optional
Fine grade sandpaper if using Mod Podge (not shown)
Scotch Magic tape or 2 sided tape may be helpful to hold the book while covering.
Popsicle stick not shown
Pen, pencil or marker
Good paint brush if using Mods Podge
Step 2: Make the Paper
Step 3: Mark and Cut the Book Cover
Then I measured 1 and 1/4" larger than the book and marked the cutting lines.
Cut it out.
Step 4: Mod Podge Cover
Step 5: Glue the Cover Center to the Book Center
Mark the center as shown.
Cut the lines to make the center tab.
Turn under the center tab.
Lightly glue the tabs and the center of the book (and not the page itself to the book.) This will help hold the paper to the book while you mark and cut the paper.
Mark the page corners.
Cut all 4 lines as shown.
Glue both sides of the book as shown.
Next mark an angle as shown to form a miter corner.
Cut the angles.
Glue edges along the top and bottom of the book and press the book cover to the book.
Step 6: Make the Book Marker
Estimate the length you need for the book marker.
String the beads or button to the yarn or cord.
Tie a knot in the bottom of the cord to secure the beads.
Glue the center of the book page as shown.
Press the cord or yarn in the crack of the book and press the cord or yarn down using a Popsicle stick.
Step 7: Remove the Pages
See next page for more pictures and explanations about removing the pages.
Step 8: Add the Pages
Glue the pages to the printed book page.
Remove all the printed pages leaving a tab to glue your pages to as shown.
Step 9: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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