This is another of my nephews. He’s a little genius and reads very well. His mom sent me this picture of him reading Harry Potter for he first time. We were so so excited! So I made him a Tom Riddle Diary of his own to write and draw in. I followed along with this tutorial by Jennifer at Sea Lemon.
I added this tag I happened to come across somewhere. It was very easy to create with Word.
I folded sheets of paper in half and sewed them together to form a text block. (learn how to do create a text block from Jennifer @SeaLemon).
Using my home-made book press (also learned from Jennifer @SeaLemon) I covered the edge with the stitching with PVA glue. (PVA glue happens to be flexible and is good for bookbinding).
Then I put some weak coffee in a spray bottle and sprayed each page individually. Then I dried it with a hair dryer to make things move along faster.
I used a thin piece of vinyl that had similar texture to the real diary from the movie.
Then I took a piece of cardboard and cut the corners similar to the real diary from the movie.
I painted them antique gold and glued them to each of the 4 corners of the book.
Then I used alphabet stamps to add Tom Riddle’s Name on the back in gold. That’s it! And what a bonus…it smells like coffee. Yum!