I'm an artist. A year ago, the cover of my old sketchbook finally wore off from its ring bindings. I went around with a pitiful rubber band holding everything together for a month. I finally got sick of it and vowed to revive my beloved tome of imagination. One day I was looking through an idea book my art teacher had let me read when I stumbled upon what I was searching for. It was a hand-made book.
"Why don't I just rebind my sketchbook? " I thought. "Okay, I'm going to need to rebind it with something."
I searched for a material for my new book covers. Wood? Metal? Plastic? I couldn't find anything cool like that. But then I saw a box of large sheets of corrugated cardboard from old boxes. I love cardboard. Cut it, bend it, glue it, paint it, it's nothing but corrugated brown goodness. Not only is it a lot of fun to use, it's pretty durable and helps recycle. Armed with a hot glue gun, this was my process that I used to resurrect my sketchbook from the dead.
Step 1: Things You'll Need...
-Sketchbook in need of repair or in need of new style (or both)
-A single hole punch
-Hot glue gun
-Box cutter or paper guillotine
For a twist-lock latch-
-An old CD spindle
-Dremel cutter or a hacksaw
You might also want a few items for decoration-
-Old circuit components
-More cardboard (because you can never have too much cardboard)