The size & shape of the wood pieces will determine the type of book (novel, textbook, coffee-table book) and scale (12” doll, 16” doll, etc.).
- Pre-cut wooden rectangles or squares (about $3 for a bag of 130)
- Tacky glue or hot glue gun
- White acrylic craft paint (often on sale for less than $1)
- Scraps of leather or vinyl (about $6 for a package that will make several books – or cut up an old purse!)
- Ultra fine-tip Sharpie (about $1-2)
2. Once glue is dry, paint the edges of the pages with white paint (or ivory, for the look of an older book).
3. Once paint is dry, cut a rectangle of leather or vinyl that will cover the front, spine & back of book, allowing a little extra to extend past the end of the pages. Spread glue on front, spine & back of the pages and wrap the leather around, holding or clamping until glue dries.
4. Trim the edges of the leather if needed, so only about 1/8” extends past the edge of the pages.