If you like layers and stuffing your projects, making your own string closure may very well come in handy.
Here’s what you need to make a cute string closure for your notebooks, mini albums and so on:
- Circle punch
- String or twine
- 2 eyelets
- Eyelet setting tool
1. Punch a cardstock circle with your circle punch. My punch is a little bit small for this at .5 inch. A .75 inch punch would be perfect – or you can just trace and hand-cut a circle. Easy peasy.
2. Punch a hole near the middle of the notebook front cover edge, like pictured above. My trusty Crop-A-Dile (eyelet setting tool) does that in a pinch.
3. Punch a hole in the middle of the punched cardstock circle too.
4. Attach the cardstock circle to the front of the notebook with an eyelet.
That’s the front all done.
5. Punch a hole near the middle of the notebook back cover edge.
6. Feed some string or twine through the hole.
7. Secure the string/twine to the back by setting an eyelet in the back cover hole.
8. Trim the end off the string/twine in the inside of the back cover.
9. And voila – you’re done! Now you can fasten the string/twine around the closure in the front and keep all your fluffy layers and bits secure in your notebook.
The notebook used in this tutorial is a new digital release of mine: The Dailies Notebook – a super elegant day to day planner with room for sketching, your three most important to dos and a list of anything you like. Perfect for daily challenges.
Have fun making little closures for your notebooks and albums. And thanks so much for stopping by!