23.6.13

SIMPLE CRAFT #3 Recycled paper notebook

I have still been having fun whipping up lots of simple little craft projects, here is my most recent one. Little notebooks, (or sticker books, I prefer!!) using old pieces of paper! All you will need for this project is some old paper, ruler, scissors and string. You can also use some other optional stuff like stamping or stickers to make it extra pretty.

To make a little book, choose 3 different pieces of paper. The beauty about making these "sticker books" is that it doesn't matter what paper you use as it doesn't need to be plain for drawing and writing. You could even use old magazines or newspaper! I chose some vintage wall paper, an old page from a falling apart children's book and a scrapbooking sheet.

Cut your 3 pieces of paper to rectangle size. Your book will be that size folded in half, so choose whatever size you want!
 
Place your 3 sheets together and fold down the middle, making a little book shape. Choose your prettiest paper to be the top layer for a nice front cover. It should look a bit like this. 
 
Then tie a pretty piece of string or ribbon around the pages to hold it together. This is instead of glue, staples, or sewing, which makes it really easy and I think it looks super cute! Tie the string nice and tight!
 
nearly there...
 
If  you feel so inclined, you can decorate the front cover. Popping a child's name on the front always makes it special if its a gift. One of these little books with a packet of stickers would make a good little present for a 2 or 3 year old! (Let's face it, kids love stickers even if we wish they didn't!) These little books were given to some special twin girls who turned 2 over the weekend.
 
The gorgeous wallpaper I used was given to me by the lovely Vintage Sheet Addict (But more about all the lovely parcels I've been receiving in a separate post!)
 
xx

12 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty. Ive got some pretty paper id like to use so this is a great idea! xx

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  2. thanks ladies..x i am feeling the need for a crafternoon soon btw x

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  4. Mezz, these are great, glad you're putting them to good use! :) x

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  5. Lovely idea ... I have some of Ada's paper ... I must have a go ... thanks for the inspiration ... Bee xx

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  6. Mezz your little books are lovely and would make great stocking fillers.

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  7. These are very sweet and a lovely idea.
    M x

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  8. Fab idea. They look wonderful! Ps got my cd today soo excited to listen to it. Xo

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  9. I love them - super inspiring post! The only place we differ is that I don't wish kids didn't like stickers - their sticker obsession is the perfect excuse to indulge my own! Your lovely project could be scaled up to make a scrapbook for my son, which we use to stick in things like his best drawings, cards he receives and train tickets... He's turning 3 next week so I might add this to his little present pile!

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  10. In the end I made one rather like yours - will share on the blog soon, thanks for the idea!

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