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Miniature Books


Choose several shades of one color for a cohesive look.



  • Colored papers
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft ruler
  • Scoring board with bone folder
  • Craft glue


  1. Step 1

    Cut 4-by-7-inch paper covers with knife on mat, using ruler as a guide.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out slightly smaller pages from old or photocopied books, and fold them in half.

  3. Step 3

    Place paper cover on scoring board. With ruler as a guide, use bone folder to score 2 sets of 2 lines down center of paper for a 1/2-inch-wide spine, with the 2 lines in each set spaced 1/8 inch apart. Fold along the 2 inner scores.

  4. Step 4

    Apply a thin line of glue to spine. Press folded pages onto glue, hold in place for a few seconds, and let dry.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2011