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Festive Starbook Project for the Holidays

Happy Holidays from us here at Bookcraft Supply Co! In the spirit of the holidays, we made a fun video project on Making Star Books and Star Book Ornaments for our Youtube channel. We may not have made it before all of the holidays (we see you, Hanukkah!), whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Yule/Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa (or Festivus, Saturnalia…) or simply want to celebrate our shared love of bookmaking, this star book is a wonderful decoration for any shelf or tree, and can be written in, illustrated, or otherwise decorated as any practical book!

This new Youtube video is something of a mix between tutorial and pure entertainment, and there is very little text or explanation, but if you know how to fold and glue paper, have a bit of patience and don’t mind hitting pause a few times, we’re betting you could follow along to make your own star book or star book ornaments. Here are some things you will need:

Tools:

ruler
square tool
pencil
bone folder (ours is agate)
PVA
glue brush
glue Tray
paper towels
pressing board
covered brick

For the Star Book:

1/16 inch bookboard: 2 pieces cut to 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches square (for squaring your cuts, refer to this previous post)
Bookcloth: 2 pieces 4 x 4 inch square of festive colored Bookcloth
Five or six paper squares 6 x 6 inches (decorative text weight or very light cardstock)

For the Star Book ornament:

1/16 inch Bookboard: 2 pieces cut to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 inch square
Bookcloth: 2 pieces 5 x 5 inch square of festive colored Bookcloth
Paper: 5-6 4 inch square sheets of decorative text weight
waxed linen thread or butcher’s twine 6-7 inches long
Optional: bead for string closure and added weight

Have a very bookish Holiday and Happy New Year!

 

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