my blog book...
Of course, there are so many ways to make little books, like my remade tiny books for example. But lately I've been really loving this kind of one piece of paper, no stapling required book. Just fold, cut, fold.
First, you fold the paper lengthwise, and unfold. Then fold in half the other way, unfold, and fold in the two ends to the middle. Basically, you're getting these creases in place so that the page is divided into 8 sections.
With the paper folded in half, cut from the fold to the first crease, so that you have a slit in the middle of the paper. You can use an exact-o knife for this, but I find that a scissors is much easier.
Again, fold the paper lengthwise, then holding the sides, push towards the middle so that the slit opens, and as you continue to push the sides in, the whole thing forms a sort of "X". Then you just fold it in half to form a book, with each arm of the "X" acting as a page.
So fun, and it fits perfectly in my back pocket so I always have it on hand!
By Mollie Johanson at Saturday, March 14, 2009