Instructables

DIY Mini 8 Page Pocket Zine!

Picture of  DIY Mini 8 Page Pocket Zine!


Here's a short little instructable showing you how to make a mini 8 page pocket zine, use it as a information booklet, instruction manual, whatever you want!

Materials Needed:
Paper 8 1/2" x 11
Scissors
Creativity
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Download the Word Template

Picture of Download the Word Template
You can either make your own or download the template at Zine Template You can also do this on a blank piece of paper to see how it will turn out yourself before writing everything up.

Once you have that take your piece of paper and fold it in half

Step 2: More Folding

Picture of More Folding
Now open it back up and fold each half to the center, so your paper is folded in quarters

Step 3: Lots of folding!

Picture of Lots of folding!
Now take it and fold it in half again, so you have 1 strip

Step 4: Yep! Folding again!

Picture of Yep!  Folding again!
Now take it and fold it in half lengthwise

Step 5: Cutting

Picture of Cutting
Unfold it, all the way and then fold it in half again like the first step make a cut through the backside of the paper halfway up. (you will have creases from your folds in the paper to guide you

Step 6: Completing

Picture of Completing
DIY_Zine-07.jpg
Now take it with the text on the outside and bring the edges of the cut sides together to form a cross, and then continue and fold into a little book

Step 7: Done!

Picture of Done!
DIY_Zine-09.jpg
Thats it, you're all done! Your Zine should have 8 pages (including covers) and should look something like this!
When I clicked the link to zine template it requires authencitation.
I have a really cool use for this :D Thanks!
hornbadoing6 years ago
you should make an Instructables on how to make a zine that shows u how to make a zine
Just kuzz hornbadoing couldn't figure it out.... No body else had a problem.. Anyway, I need to figure out how to get my printer to print with no margins, I know it can!
aKaMaKaVeLy6 years ago
this is cool, and i have made it but i just can't get the rotten print out right either i get it upside down or on rong sides but just not right.... i must be really lame :)
ANyone else having trouble with the formatting of the template when using openoffice?
jpvideo (author)  Brother_Bear6 years ago
I'm sorry, I don't have openoffice to test or make you a template, however you can use the link below to pocketmod, (didn't know the site existed) Or you can just create a full page table, 4 rows, 2 columns, and then each box needs to have the text rotated either right or left
Yeah I found it easier to use the PDFtoPocketmod app instead it takes an 8 page PDF and makes into a pocketmod/minizine :) Makes the layout and creation of each page allot easier. but your template has more of DIY feel to it though.
wagspk6 years ago
Here is another version of the same concept

http://www.pocketmod.com/
That's really simple.. and a lot more useful than those birthday card foldings. Nice!
babblin56 years ago
Hehe! Sometimes the best things are simple, yet effective. Nice DIY!
Cool! Liked the video. I would invest in a little nicer mic if you continue to make videos. Other than that great!
jpvideo (author)  joejoerowley6 years ago
Thanks, The mic is definitely on my list of things to buy...
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!