A hand-bound book can help set your next gift apart from the others. While it’s a fun way to make a special gift even more sentimental, it’s also, obviously, a labor of love. But, if you think binding a book sounds intimidating, just wait, because today we’re showing you a way so easy, you can even get your kids involved.

DIY maven, artist & owner of 605 Magic Art Bus, Mercedes Maltese, joined us in the studio to walk us through the process of building and binding our own beautiful books that are so easy to do – you can have your kids help too!

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