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What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

To create binding, you'll need two grades of paper: one that is lightweight, such as wrapping paper; and one that is medium weight, such as card stock. With a glue stick, affix together one sheet of each, back-to-back. Once dry, cut out a 6 1/8-by-2 3/4-inch rectangle.

Step 2

Use string to bind money to book, wrapping it around book's spine and across center fold of all the bills, and knotting. Punch one hole in front and back cover, and slip a piece of grosgrain ribbon through to tie book shut.

    Comments (1)

    How difficult was this project?
    Martha Stewart Member
    December 1, 2021
    Difficulty: Very Easy
    These instructions are abysmal. The books are super cute but as a bookbinder myself, I can tell you that some very important steps were either left out or are plain wrong. There is no mention of a spine, the dimensions will not allow enough room for extra around the folded money nor the [filtered] for the ribbon, and the binding of the money to the book is basically "tie a knot."