Fold Books are a fun and easy craft project, suitable for any age group. They are great for little holiday gifts for loved ones, and as favors for weddings and holiday parties. The outstanding feature of Fold Books is that they are made entirely without sewing. So easy! Folding creates the structure and should be done carefully in order to make each page the same size.
Project Supply List
8 1/2 x 11 plantable seed paper or decorative paper
scissors or X-Acto knife
blunt knife or bone folder
How To Make This Project
1. Fold the sheet of paper in half so that the two halves measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 each. Fold into quarters, measuring 8 1/2 x 2 3/4 each. Smooth the folds with the blunt knife. Open up the sheet and fold the other side into thirds, measuring 3 5/8 per panel.
2. Down the free project template. Open up the sheet and smooth paper flat. Using scissors or X-Acto knife, cut the sheet along the lines as shown in the template. The sheet will now be cut into a long snake-like shape. Fold into compact fold book, starting at the first square and folding back andforth to the last square.
3. Embellish the compact book by creating a wire clasp, as shown in the photo above. Use pressed flowers, ribbons and beads to add whimsy and charm to the little book. Most of all, enjoy filling the book with keepsake photos, inspirational quotes and special messages!
Written by Heidi Reimer-Epp, founder of Botanical PaperWorks, and author of An Introduction to Papermaking, 300 Papermaking Recipes, The Encyclopedia of Papermaking and Bookbinding.