Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Homemade Journals from Recycled Parts

So I told you got a super cool Mother's Day gift.  Wanna know what it was?

I know!  I am so excited about this.  I've been saving boxes from noodles and crackers and whatever I could find just waiting for such a machine.  My 11-yr-old asked me to make him a journal from his 3DS box.  Who was I to deny him?!!

Here are some more I made:





Notice these are made from the same boxes I made the bookmarks from?

I still need to do some more practicing. It's obvious I'm a novice, but OH how I love my new notebook/journals!


Now I've got to find the binding cords somewhere cheaper than Hobby Lobby....and I need some more plain colored cardstock. A travel journal, a food journal, a daily journal, a prayer journal. I'm just so excited!


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Anonymous said...

This is really cool! I'm going to have to check that nifty little thing out and make some myself.
I just stumbled across your blog... very happy I did!


Casey said...

That's awesome! I love using boxes for my journal covers. Now if only I could get the cinch. Really cool journals!

Handkerchiefgal said...

Cute idea!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

I'm so excited for you! What a fun machine! :)

M said...

Ok, that is one of the coolest thing ever. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I always say practice makes prettier! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday!