The original had metal grommets for the closure. I went to the store to get some and they were like 8 bucks with the setting tool. I decided that the idea of the book was not to go out an buy new stuff, so I should find something that I had. So, I went home and used an orange binder clip for the closure. I like it! And super easy.
I added some colored end pages for each signature and hand stitching around the edges.