How to Make a Miniature Composition Book

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As the weather cools (at least, I assume it’s getting cooler in places that aren’t Houston) and the kiddos get ready to go back to school, I thought a back to school series of miniature accessories would be fun!
To that end, here’s a tutorial on making a miniature composition book with real working pages! Use it to decorate desks or fill backpacks, or make a stack of them to toss around and make a miniature scene look especially studious. 🙂
This little book is so easy and takes less than an hour to assemble (drying time included).

What You’ll Need to Make a Miniature Composition Book:

What You Need to Make a Miniature Composition Book | Dainty & Sweet

  • Patterned scrapbook paper – 2 pieces cut to the size you want your composition book (mine is 3/4″x1″)
  • Plain white paper cut to size – enough sheets to fill out your book to the desired thickness
  • Cardstock for binding – cut to 1/2″ wider than the thickness of your composition book
  • Paper cut to size for your label (mine is 1/4″x1/2″)
  • Glue – I used wood glue, a plain glue stick, and a crafter’s glue
  • Permanent Marker
  • Bone folder or butter knife
  • Ruler 
  • Binder clip

How to Make a Miniature Composition Book:

  1. Stack the pages of your composition book, placing your patterned scrapbook paper on the top and bottom, right sides out. Dip the left edge of the book into a small amount of wood glue. Use your binder clip to hold in place (making sure to avoid the glue).

    How Make a Miniature Composition Book | Dainty & Sweet

  2. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, then carefully remove the binder clip. 
  3. Use your bone folder or butter knife to make crisp folds in the cardstock for the binding. (I used white cardstock and then colored it with a permanent marker because I liked the matte and slightly uneven texture it gave the binding.) Use the crafters glue to glue in place.

    How Make a Miniature Composition Book | Dainty & Sweet

  4. Carefully outline the label of your composition book with your permanent marker, then use the glue stick to glue to the front cover.

    How Make a Miniature Composition Book | Dainty & Sweet

  5. Et voila! For something so quick and easy, I think this little book adds so much character to any miniature scene. (If you’re curious, I found the pencil and ruler beads in the picture below in the sale aisle at Michaels a couple of months ago, and just carefully snipped off the jump rings.)
How Make a Miniature Composition Book | Dainty & Sweet
Happy crafting!