I’ve been really into books since I was a kid and fascinated by the bookmaking process as far back as I remember. To make it a more affordable process im using what’s available to me, and this is what I’ve found to work for a decent notebook with what’s around my house. I did budget to get a kit that has most of what you need and more than enough to get me going on at least 7-10 projects before I’ll need to get thread or anything else. 

Printer paper (8.5 x 11) 

A basic bookmaking kit from amazon 

Aleenes Original Tacky Glue (borrowed)

Glue sticks 


Acrylic Paint 

Watercolor Paint

ModPodge (clear matte/clear glossy)

I’ve watercoloured a few covers, I’ve made some colouring pages as covers and im making my first hardcover book after the holidays once I find the supplies from local places. It’s fun, and knowing they can be useful makes it worth the time and creativity to make them. 

Some of what im making is for Christmas gifts, random gifts and some for fun. It’s a soothing process, and each step is done for a reason; it’s something that has been done for ages, and it just feels cool to learn it now (and it’s useful cause you always need to write something down!). 

Im still learning, and I imagine I’ll always be learning something to do with it, but it feels good knowing that I have started and can do something that could be passed on to someone else in the family! Either way, im very happy and going to continue to craft to my heart’s content. 

Im off for the day! I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe as the numbers rise. 

Till Next Time, 


Main Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay


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