I shared how to print in booklet format, as well as how to hand bind that booklet. I’m giving that to my mom as a present when I see her next week. But I wanted something for me. I wanted a thirty (or so) days prayer book. My needs are different to my mom’s because while she prefers the floral, I prefer the minimalist. While she doesn’t mind which paper, I really can only write on Moleskine paper. So for my prayer journal this is what I did differently.

1. Print your booklet cover

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

First print your booklet cover, with the following printing settings:

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Booklet printing.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Just print page 1. This will automatically print the page on the right of your page, which is perfect for when you fold it over. I printed this on kraft cardstock.

2. Print your booklet insides

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Booklet again, and this time, if you’re wanting to print one page repeatedly, just type that page number in however many times you want it to be printed. If you don’t want to waste any space, make sure that number is a multiple of four. I chose 4 x 8 pages = 32 (enough for 32 days – a month plus an extra day). These were printed on Moleskine paper.

3. Get your printed pages ready

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

The kraft and the off white Moleskine paper look so dreamy together.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Fold that cover in half. Make sure it lies flat with a bone folder or ruler.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Fold those insides in half too.

4. Bind your pages

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

You can do this any way you’d like. I’ve become partial to hand sewing, so that’s what I did.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

This time I doubled my thread up to make it stronger because of the thicker cover. And so instead of 2.5x the length of the book, I used about 5x the length of the book for my thread. I’m not too worried about wasting thread, though, and had quite a bit left over.

5. Marvel at its beauty

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

Ah, I love the black on kraft.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

And my Moleskine pages.

Caylee Grey :: How to Print Booklets

And my pretty binding. Having something pretty makes me just want to write in it. Here’s to thirty days of deliberate prayer.

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