What are my options for binding a scrapbook?
Are you looking to get started with scrapbooking in 2012? If so, you’ll love this hobby because it gives you a chance to be extremely creative while also cataloging your memories so you can look back on them in the future. If you want to make your own scrapbook instead of using a store-bought one, there are a couple of ways to do so. Here are three options for binding a scrapbook:
Plastic comb binding. Comb binding is a great option for binding a scrapbook. Not only are combs affordable and easy to come by, they can bind scrapbooks that are up to 425 pages long. Plus, you will be able to add to and delete pages from the book since combs can be re-opened.
Screw posts. If you want to create an exceptionally thick scrapbook, you might want to consider using screw posts. These implements come in a number of lengths ranging from 1/8” to 5”. If you choose to use screw posts, you will need to punch holes in your book if you’re not using pre-punched paper. You can use a simple three-hole punch if that’s what you have at home
Coil binding. Finally, coil binding is a nice option simply because coils come in dozens of colors. It’s easy to find a coil that will complement your scrapbook’s theme and cover. One thing you need to keep in mind is that if you want to add to or remove pages from the book, you will need to re-bind it. Therefore, you should make sure the scrapbook is large enough to fit your needs before binding it.