A thin metal
straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing
against edge of the ruler.
Good cutting mat
white craft glue that dries clear
Small piece of aluminum
foil to use as a glue pot
Artist's paint brush to
1. Cut out all pieces.Stack unfolded
pages and pinch pages with small black office clip.
Place a piece of heavy paper under the clip so as
not to damage the pages with the clip.
2. Paint a thick
layer of glue to the entire length of the spine edge
of the pinched pages. Allow glue to dry thoroughly.
3. Fold the six edges
of the book cover. Take care to make the diagonal
seams meet each other's edge.
4. Glue into place.
5. Glue the inner
leaves/lining to the inside covers.
6. Paint another layer
of glue to the spine area of the book pages.
7. Carefully center
and place page bundle to the unfinished area of the
inner spine of cover. DO NOT CLOSE BOOK!
Notice how the book is
propped between a stapler and tape dispenser. The
point is to keep the spine in contact with the pages
without closing the book's cover. If the book cover
is closed against the pages, you risk getting glue
on the front and final pages of the book--and that
would ruin the pages.