The hand is actually from the game. I almost left it out in the end when I was gluing stuff together. And so I placed it next to my Wednesday Addams figure and wondered if I could use it for an Addams sculpture instead... But it's in the diorama now. Gotta make Thing some other day.
Mainly with glue I glued pieces of paper together to form the pages, then glued a piece of ribbon for the spine, added cardboard covers, leaving little gaps between the spine piece and the cover pieces, and then covered all that with cloth (pushing that cloth in the gap too). Then I painted the thing.