Paper packing from CropChocolate order
3 pieces of wire (each about 5-6” long)
1 piece of paper, cut to 5”x 8”, folded lengthwise
Straighten out the paper. Fold first piece to be approximately 12” x 12”. Turn over and repeat. Repeat this step until all of the paper is folded. (This project does NOT have to have “perfect” edges or all pages the same size. This is what makes the project so much fun!)
Once the paper is folded, fold the paper in half, then in half again, making a “book”.
Where the “spine” of the book will be, punch 3 holes. Put one piece of wire through each hole and wrap it around the spine and back through the hole to keep the pages together.
Once that is done, hold the paper up and cut through the tops and bottoms of the pages so they are all separate.
Next you will want to take 4-5 pages and staple them together in any random place. This will allow you to do different and fun things on each page. (As you can see, I make a lot of little slots to put tags or even a pen holder.)
Add adhesive to inside of the 5” x 8” folded paper and place evenly over the spine of the book to give it a finished look.
I didn’t go into a lot of detail as far as what I used on my book because I know each of you will want to do something different. I used 18 different items that I PURCHASED through CropChocolate on my project and used them in many different ways. Remember ….the packing that comes with your ribbon, twine, brads, etc make WONDERFUL tags for such a project. Let your imagination run wild!!! Now all you have to do is have fun and create a fun conversation piece that will have people say “Really??? That’s made out of packing material???” Enjoy!!