After a little experimenting I came up with my version. It required a trip to the thrift shop (Oh Darn!) for an old binder and a book I didn't mind tearing apart. I buy books with the intention of using them for a project but when it comes time to tear it apart I can't do it, especially if I read it first.
The only part of the binder I wanted was the ring/clip part. It's amazing how much a new binder clip cost! I was able to find inexpensive cookbooks, photo albums and plain binders for the clip.
- For the book cut the pages from the front and back cover. ** Be careful not to cut a hole in the book spine.
- I used an exacto knife and cut the clip and spine away from the rest of the binder. Then trimmed it to fit the inside spine of the book.** Don't remove the spine from the clip it creates the right height for the binder clip to open and close once you glue it into the book.
- I took two pages from the book and glued them to the front and back cover.
- Hot glue the clip to the inside spine and Ta Da done!
I filled the binder with an assortment of paper: pages from the books, scrapbook paper, envelopes, accounting ledger forms, printer paper, wallpaper samples, graph paper, and Yes that is a junior mint box. The idea was to reuse paper I all ready had. Give it a try, it's fun!