How to Bind Your Own Notebooks

This hand-operated tool will zip holes all along the edge of your paper. Then you simply insert the flexible spine and zip it closed with the little plastic zipping tool. So easy to use! They easily zip open and close making them perfect for growing notebooks. You can create your own sketchbook, journal, or other type of notebook. You can also snip the spines to make smaller size notebooks like my kids’ quiet time journals pictured below.

We absolutely love this tool!

I purchased our ProClick tool a few years ago from Amazon.com.
Click here for direct link.
In addition to the ProClick tool, be sure to purchase the open/close spines.
(1/2″ yields about 85 pages; 5/8″ yields about 110 pages)

 

Kids created their own mini-notebooks for their
Quiet Times & Prayer Lists using the ProClick:

Make Your Own Quiet Time Journals

These are our assignment/daily record books created with the ProClick:

Make Your Own Assignment Books
At our sister site MomsToolBelt.com, we have a huge collection
of homeschooling and assignment book printables.

Comments

  1. Alicia Wood says

    I just looked at the Amazon listing for the binding tool and it looks like it can only “zip” 6 pages at a time. If you wanted to make a larger book, you just have to “zip” until all your pages have holes and then add the comb? Just curious about how time-consuming it actually is (I have always had things bound at office stores).

  2. Cindy says

    I recently purchased the Priceline from Amazon and while it’s true that it only punches holes 6 pages at a time – or less if you’re punching thicker pages – I sat one evening while watching TV and it really doesn’t take that much time. I had 4 “books” of 70 pages each to do. My only advice, pay close attention to whether the pages are aligned carefully before punching. I had a few crooked lines but even with that, they still held and it was unnoticeable once it was bound.

  3. ccasanova101 says

    Your notebooks are beautiful! I’m curious where you found/how you made your covers for the quiet time journals? Are they scrapbook coverstock?

  4. saba says

    Hi Debra,

    I just browsed over the notebooks, and it is really great! My son is so excited to start working on the pages.

    Thank you

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Deanna Hatfield in NC

I wish I could remember how I was initially introduced to notebooking. I believe I Providentially stumbled upon this website for it has been the springboard for major changes in our home.

After almost a decade of homeschooling, I knew what I wanted our schooling to look like, but at the same time I knew it was looking less and less like my vision. When I discovered these notebooking pages, I decided to use the freebies offered to try it out with my children. They didn't really notice a difference at first, so I began substituting some of our "independent" work with more notebooking pages. I was so pleased with the outcome. My children were becoming masters of the material we studied!

I was sold! I purchased the Notebooking Pages Treasury during the Fall Sale and took advantage of the other bonuses offered. I asked for the Epi Kardia curriculum for Christmas and was again very pleased.

My children were not as optimistic as I was about starting "another new curriculum." I was so pleased yesterday to hear my oldest son comment, "Is this what we're going to do more of? This is really fun!" I am now spending time reading all those wonderful books with my children, exploring the volumes of creative notebooking pages for ways to express what we've learned, and sharing it all with excitement to Daddy when he comes home. What a blessing this has been for our family.

The key to our successful transition to notebooking was the wonderfully helpful emails that I received the first couple weeks after my registration on the website. Each email walked me through the process of incorporating these into our schooling. Without that I would have been too overwhelmed to know where to start. Instead it was an exciting process and a gradual (more permanent) transition.

Thank you again for blessing our family!
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I wish I could remember how I was initially introduced to notebooking. I believe I Providentially stumbled upon this website for it has been the springboard for major changes in our home. After almost a decade of homeschooling, I knew what I wanted our schooling to look like, but at the same time I knew View Full →