Friday 13 February 2009

Making an Organisational "How to" book

I have to admit that I really do enjoy creating different things to make my life easier and I also enjoy sharing them with others. It takes me no time at all to write up a how to (so long as its not report writing time that is lol) and I like the idea of helping others to create. My newest article is another how to on making this -

To do book

You need –

  • 1 A4 sheet chipboard cut in half

  • Patterned paper

  • Embellishments

  • Printout copies of template

  • Ribbon Binding rings or binding comb

Directions –

Print out approximately 20 copies of the template below. Cut sheet in half and trim to size. Ensure the pages fit within the your cover (an A4 sheet of chipboard cut in half). Cut your patterned paper to the same size as your covers.


Cover both sides of the front and back pieces with patterned paper. Sand the edges to smooth.


Ink the edges of the covers, both inside and outside.


Use a binder or hole punch to punch binding holes along the left side of the cover and the inner pages of your book. I actually used my bind it all to punch a set of six holes along the top and bottom of my left edge.


Insert a binding comb or if you like the effect I went for then add a 1 inch binding ring to each of the holes.


To complete my book I tied a piece of ribbon to two of the rings, binding 2 at a time together. I then decorated the cover of my book with a variety of embellishments.

3 comments: said...

Oh that is beautiful! I love customizable planners, they're so much more fun! I'll be linking.

Unknown said...

That's brilliant!

I've made one too.
You can have a look on my blog if you have a minute!

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea!! TYFS!