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Monday, March 14, 2011

Monkey Book

Last year my sister-in-law was pregnant with her first baby.  The baby's room theme was monkeys so I had made her a wipes box decorated in monkey decor.  My brother would update everyone on the pregnancy along the way via facebook.  My brother is very witty and has a great sense of humor and every week we would look forward to reading about how the baby was growing or how the pregnancy was going.  I really wanted him to have these memories he recorded along the way so I created a mini book filled with all his postings.  The postings began with his announcement of his wife's pregnancy and ended with baby Alex's birth information and hospital picture.  I know this is a book they will treasure always. 

For the album cover I used two coasters (like the ones you get at a bar - the cardboard throwaways) and covered each with paper.  For the top cover I used the same monkey as the wipes box  and the same punch along the sides.  I cut out a bunch of paper and scored it to make enough sheets for the entire book.  Then I printed out all the quotes/pictures and glued them in order along the one side and down the other.  I tied a piece of twine around it to keep it all together.


  1. Ingenious! How many pages? How are pages bound to one another and to cover?
    This craft would be ideal for my young adult short story, Oginalii.

  2. Hello Miss Piggy! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I wish I had taken pictures along the way of how I created this, but I didn't :( The pages are glued to the covers, but are not bound to anything else. The inside of the covers is like an accordion. If you are interested in learning more about how I did it I can try to put a tutorial together for you and maybe post pictures of it too. Send me a message if this interests you.

    Thanks again for reading!