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He's such a good guy. He puts the butterflies in his nets, he observes them, then before the day is done he lets them go. He doesn't want them to die, he just wants to observe them.
I decided on a whim the other day to print up a book about butterflies for my boy.
I seriously thought after I printed it, "Now What?" LOL "What am I going to do to put this 22 page book together? I can't staple it." I thought about it for a couple of days. So I'm going to show you what I came up with.
Several years ago my husband and I ordered some bamboo fencing and it came with this spool of black waxed thread. It's VERY similar to the thread used in making pine needle baskets. I pulled it out of my stash and I went into my scrap booking supplies and I pulled out one of my punches. This punch makes to holes right next to each other. I punched holes in this black colored piece of paper so you could see.
I made holes all along the edge of the 22 pages about 1/4" (give or take) away from the edge. I printed on card stock and could only punch through 2 pages at a time. I took the top punched page and used it as a guide as to where to punch the holes on the next two pages. The top page was laid aside and the two pages that were punched were put on the bottom of the punched stack. I then grabbed the first page on the top of the punched page stack, and used it as a guide to punch the next two pages. Those two pages were put on the bottom of the punched stack, while the guide page was set in the 'guide' page stack. I did this until I had punched through all 22 pages. My hand is sore now I must say... even a couple of days later!
I then threaded a needle with a length of the waxed thread (I opted for 2 1/2 times as long as the book - it worked well) and simply went up one hole and down the other hole. I tried to punch the holes straight, but as you can see, this grandma didn't do a perfect job... but I have NO DOUBTS that my boy will enjoy his book!
I secured the ends on the back
While I was looking for the top pictures for this post look what I found!
The butterflies have arrived!! Check it out here!
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