Gather your supplies:
Thick paperback books (500 or more pages); ruler; pencil; string; glue; 2 timber beads; clamps; ribbon or string (optional)
Step 1 Remove cover from book and discard. Using a pencil and ruler, mark a line halfway down book on side of pages.
Step 2 Using Flat Top Diagrams, fold first right-hand page to meet spine. Crease well.
Step 3 Fold creased page to meet spine again. Crease well.
Step 4 Beginning at bottom corner, fold next right-hand page to meet spine. Crease well.
Step 5 Fold in side of same page, top section only, ending bottom of fold at previously drawn midpoint pencil line.
Step 6 Beginning at top corner, fold same page in towards spine and crease well.
Step 7 Alternate Steps 2-3 and 4-6 to fold all remaining pages.
Step 8 Glue first and last pages together at spine only, clamping while drying. Attach string to centre of spine for hanging.