DIY diary will be a great gift for a friend, co-worker or a loved one. This thing is necessary for everyone. In addition, a souvenir of its own making is unique and interesting, in contrast to the standard counterparts from the stationery store.
How to make a diary with your own hands: a master class
For the manufacture of the diary, you can use a technique similar to the book binding. For work you need a simple white paper A4. You can combine different colors of sheets. Pick up sheets of paper in the notebook. If the density of the selected paper is average, it is better to take 5 sheets each. If it is very dense, make notebooks of 2 sheets each.
Fold the notebook in half. Repeat the process several times until you reach the desired thickness of the future block.
Lay the next block on the spindle with 2 pieces of binding cardboard (this is necessary so that there are no dents from the staples on the paper), secure the spine with special office clips.
Under the press the block should lie about 3 hours, you can leave for the night. When the notebooks huddle, open the clips and equalize the spine by tapping them on a hard surface. Then secure it with clips.
Make 6 small holes on the spine. For this suit awl.
After that you can sew the block. Need 2 tapes of cloth. They must be wide enough to fit between 2 holes.
Sew the 1st notebook with a seam "forward with a needle", single thread, leaving its tip outside.
Lay on top of the 1st 2nd notebook, while not confusing the right and left edges of the notebooks, i.e., do not turn them over. Insert the needle into the hole of the 2nd notebook.
Sew the same way as the 1st one, grabbing the thread for the firmware of the previous notebook.
When you reach the edge, tie a working thread and the remaining tip to 2 knots, pulling well.
Lay the 3rd notebook on top and do the same.
On the places where there are tapes, cling the working thread only for the previous one.
Sew 3rd notebook. Tie a knot, connecting the 3rd notebook with the previous ones. To do this, thread the needle through the thread between the 1st and 2nd notebooks.
Remove the needle, leaving a loop. Thread the needle.
Press the notebooks to each other, tightly pulling the knot.
After all the notebooks are stitched, fix the side with 3 knots.
Put the block between the cartons, aligning the spine. Notebooks should lie flat.
Glue the sponge sealant.
Button the clips along the spine. Usually the unit dries 1 hour.
Now you can prepare future bookends. They need 2 sheets of thick paper (A4). It is recommended to take paper for scrapbooking. Make a crease in the middle. Fold them in half.
Remove from under the press unit. Glue 2 sheets of kraft paper before glueing the bookend. It will improve the relief of the tapes and add more strength.
Glue with a glue stick.
Tape fasten the top of the craft.
Now you need to align the edges of the resulting block. This can be done with a stationery knife.
Registration cover diary
To make a diary out of a paper block, you will need 2 binding cartons a little more than the size of your block and cardboard for the spine.
Cut the cardboard so that when laying on the block from 3 sides, 5 mm is left, and the spine is 5 mm smaller.
On cardboard for the spine, make a few creases at a distance of about 3 mm from each other. It is necessary that your spine nicely rounded. The distance from the 1st to the last crease should be 3 mm greater than the height of the spine of the block.
Glue the spine with cardboard cover.
The frame is ready. Now prepare a piece of cloth (it should be 15 mm larger than the cover).
Iron and narchummalte fabric.
Lay the cover frame on the finished fabric so that the soft side is on the bottom.
Apply glue at a distance of about 5 mm from the edge.
Glue the long sides, you can further iron them.
Place 2 sheets of plain, clean paper between the flyleaf sheets, apply glue and slam the cover. Try to fasten as neatly as possible. Do the same with the back of the notebook.
You can use the diary 12 hours after the completion of work.
To make a beautiful diary, you will need not 1 hour of work. But you will no doubt be rewarded for your work. This craft will be a great gift. The diary with your own hands can be decorated to your taste, choosing any decoration technique.