Looking for a “quick & dirty” way to bind a book? Here’s a quick and dirty book binding method. I’m not so sure about the longevity of such a binding, but you can’t beat the simplicity.
One note I’d like to add – rubber cement is NOT the same thing as contact cement. Rubber cement is not very strong, and deteriorates quickly. Contact cement is much more permanent, and it’s not hard to find.
A handmade journal or notebook sounds like a wonderful gift idea!