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All Things Mini
These mini books are absolutely adorable! You can always change the size of you book, and they'll look great on necklaces or bracelets!   


Materials:
Paper
Small Picture/ colored contact paper/ anything to use as the cover
Glue
Scissors
Optional: Binder Clip
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Instructions Part 1:

Step 1: First, to the pages. For an average sized paper, first, fold your paper in half.

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Step 2: Next, fold it in half the other way.

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Step 3: Cut along the creases

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Step 4: Fold this into half; then fold both halves into half

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Step 5: Cut along the creases :)

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Step 6: Now, fold these strips into four parts

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Step 7: Cut along the creases :) :)

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Step 8: Do for all pieces and pick how many you want. This will decide how thick your book will be. I took all the pieces.
Step 8.5: Spread glue over the top of all the pieces.

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Step 9: You can hold together with your hands, but I suggest a binder clip because it will take a while to dry.
 
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Instructions Part 2:

Step 1: Now we are going to do the cover. I used a colored contact paper, but you can use any picture, like from the back of a magazine. 
Step 1.5: Lay your pages on top of the contact paper. If your using a picture, use glue.
 
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Step 2: Trim off excess

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Step 3: Cut as shown in the picture below

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Step 4: Fold these tabs onto the paper.

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Step 5: You are done with your basic miniature book! Now if you want you can add any sort of thing to it. I added some sparkly paint then wiped it off, leaving sparkles but not covering the texture of the cover.

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Then I added some masking tape over half the book so as to give it two colors. And wrote VOLUME 1 :)

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Then, you can glue an eye/ jewelry pin (make your own! :) to the binding, so that you can add it to your necklace/keychain.

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Here is the one I made with a picture:
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These are the ones I made with fabric (a bit harder):
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Enjoy and keep imagining!
Erin

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Comments

Grace
01/22/2014 12:43pm

Super cute!!!!!!!

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Erin
01/22/2014 12:45pm

Thanks Grace!
Happy Making!

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01/22/2014 1:02pm

Super cool! I want to try that.

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Erin
01/22/2014 5:32pm

That's great Amanda! Thank you for your comment!

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