Mini Hardcover Book

November 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm 9 comments

This another mini book I made, this time with fabric and a hard cover. For the board in the cover and the flap I used pieces of a little gift box I got at a store. It had a flap with a magnet in it, so I used that part to make the book be magnetic as well. That way when you close the flap it snaps shut and stays. I also did two papercuts in the front and back.

I just followed regular bookbinding techniques to make this book, so If you want to make one then either buy yourself a book on bookbinding, or Google it.



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Mini Beaded Leather Book Magnifying Glass Art – truly original!

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gram  |  November 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous! What are you putting on the pages?

  • 2. Hannah  |  November 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks. I’m not sure yet, probably lists of things for reference or Bible verses.

    • 3. Gram  |  November 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      That’s a neat idea – you could write all the verses you memorize. It has to be something special for such a special book. You could draw tiny illustrations for each one too!

  • 4. Hannah  |  November 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Yeah, that would be cool. But I need to be careful and not mess it up! I’m going to do whatever I decide on in pencil first.

  • 5. Jacob Degeling  |  December 16, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I like your endpapers. Are they paper cutouts or drawings/paintings/prints on the paper? I also like the wrap around cover.

    • 6. Hannah  |  December 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

      Thanks! Papercuts are made with an exacto knife; I cut holes in the paper to leave the design, and then glued them down for this project. The green & blue side has three layers of paper, but the other side has only two.

  • 7. Jacob Degeling  |  December 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Just reread your blog–you said papercuts, but I didn’t figure out what it meant ’til after I made the comment above!

    • 8. About Time Publishing  |  April 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Very creative! I’ve never tried to make a book with any type of clasp, but you have inspired me. The magnetic catch is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

      • 9. Hannah  |  April 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        Thank you!

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