Home Projects With a Spiral Binding Machine

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Home Projects With a Spiral Binding Machine
Spiral binding is durable. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Spiral bound books, unlike traditionally bound books, have the ability to lie flat on a surface. The pages of a book with a spiral binding stay open and do not flutter and turn when laid flat. This makes spiral binding well-suited for home projects. It is simple, quick and perfect for producing a couple of books or a one-of-a-kind creation.

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A spiral-bound notepad keeps your notes secure. The pages are fastened together with the spiral and do not slip out. Make your own at home with your spiral binding machine. Select a decorative thin chipboard or cardstock for the cover. The colour combinations are endless when you mix and match bright coloured paper and colour spiral coils. You have the ability to personalise each notepad for its recipient. Use wide lined paper for preschoolers, college rule for students and paper with no lines for teens and adults. The notepads can be 10 pages, 50 pages or 100 pages. The choice is yours, as this project is 100% customisable.


Create a calendar with your spiral binding machine. A homemade calendar is wonderful way to keep up with dates that are important to your family. Celebrated holidays, your anniversary and everyone's birthday can be printed on the calendar. Often photo gallery, graphic layout and word processing software have preset templates for calendars. You can upload your photos and select where they are placed. Next, type in important dates and print. Some programs, such as iPhoto, have designs for a 24-month calendar. Once the calendar has been printed, bind it with a spiral wire, punch a hole in the top of the pages and hang on your wall.


Make spiral bound cookbooks at home. Type all of your family recipes on the computer, print on coloured or decorative paper and bind. You can take the pages to a print store to be laminated. The pages of your cookbook then become waterproof -- allowing you to clean it if it gets dirty in the kitchen. The spiral is handy because the book will lay flat for easy reading while cooking. Compile an older relative's beloved recipes and create a cookbook for all of the descendants. It is an original way to remember a loved one.


Pre-made scrapbooks can be pricey. Some of the books come with a predetermined number of pages, which may be either too many or too little for your project. Binding your own scrapbook with a spiral binding machine allow you to make the scrapbook the exact dimensions you desire. You can make a mini scrapbook to commemorate a special vacation or you can make an oversized book that accommodates a whole year of activities. Spiral coils come in many different lengths making the scrapbook sizes versatile. Your scrapbook designs can be completely original with a spiral bound book made from scratch.

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