DIY How to Ring Bind Books

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DIY How to Ring Bind Books
Learn how to ring bind books. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Whether you're printing out e-books or organising a school project, ring binding your own books is a useful and inexpensive practice. Ring binders and hole reinforcement stickers are readily available at local office supply stores. Ring binders come in a variety of sizes, so you can ring bind anything from a picture book to a large novel.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 3-hole punch
  • Paper
  • 3-ring binders
  • Hole reinforcement stickers

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  1. 1

    Line up the papers and hole punch them.

  2. 2

    Apply hole reinforcement stickers to each hole on each paper.

  3. 3

    Slip the ring binders through the reinforced holes. Choose binders with rings that are an inch bigger in diameter than the height of the stacked pages.

  4. 4

    Add a customised cover and a back to complete the book.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure binder rings are at least 1/2-inch larger than the stacked paper.

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