Social Sharing ButtonsHello crafty friends! Today I have a fun handmade gift idea that would be perfect for the little girl or tween in your life! I’ll show you how to make an unicorn book at home that is bound to make them smile! So when it comes to making handmade gifts, I always make a book or knit something. Today …
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Social Sharing ButtonsIt’s World Emoji day today and to celebrate I am sharing 3 easy Emoji Notebook Covers that you can DIY at home. Video included! I love books and I love using emojis while texting and I combined both of those loves today to create these Emoji Notebook Covers! August is just around the corner and before you know …
Social Sharing ButtonsHello! Today I’ll show you how to make a book at home with a step by step video tutorial. So pull out your paper and glue and get ready to craft! In today’s video I am making simple small books, that are super easy to make once you figure out the method I use! I use a regular …
Social Sharing ButtonsI have a nerdy tutorial today showing some fun and easy ways to decorate a notebook. There’ll be cutting, pasting and doodling involved for sure and its going to be fun! Hello! Today I have a few easy ways to decorate a notebook to share. This tutorial is also part of a fun and inspiring blog hop showcasing ways …
Social Sharing Buttons A video tutorial showing you how to make these DIY Easy Notebooks with a few composition books, scrapbooking papers, stickers and glue. These books are unique and special, perfect for school or as a gift! I love having pretty notebooks on hand to jot down my thoughts, my ideas and my plans. I might not always find a …
Social Sharing ButtonsDIY altered notebooks make a pretty gift and are easy to make and personalize. An great gift idea for a teacher, friend or co worker. I’m the kind of person who likes to write things down. In a pretty book. With a great pen. So these DIY altered notebooks are perfect for the task! I used flowers today …
As I am typing up this post today, I realize that books are something I have always loved making. I love altering them and I love collecting them. So, I am really not surprised that I have yet another book idea to share today 🙂
To start this one, cut into the cereal box of your choice to get a rectangle. A pair of sharp scissors like the Amplify work great here. Next, using your paper trimmer (I am using this one here) , trim this rectangle to measure 12 inches by 7 inches.
Fold the cereal box rectangle in the middle, lengthwise to form the outer cover of the book. I chose to use the cardboard side up, but you can do it either way.
Now to make the inner pages, I used plain white printer/office paper that measures 8.5 by 11 inches . You will need to trim off about 1.5 inches off the longer side of these papers so that they measure about 7 inches by 11.5 inches. Fold the sheets in half and place them inside the book cover.
To finish and bind the book, I first adhered some colorful washi tapes onto the front of the cover. Next, I pierced holes at equal intervals along the books spine. I added a simple blanket stitch to decorate and make the book.
If you don’t have cereal boxes to recycle right away, you can always use thick card stock or patterned paper to form the books exterior.Hope you found this tutorial fun and useful! Here are a few links to some of my older book tutorials, that I still love 🙂
It’s back to school time and nothing makes me smile wider than brand new school supplies. Today I’m altering a notebook with a duck tape book cover.
I <3 office supplies. I hoard tiny notebooks, glue bottles and pens. There, I said it out loud. #confession
Today I’m showing you a quick way to alter/personalize your notebook using some Duck Tape and patterned paper. BTW, did you know that Duck sells their famous Tape in a sheet format? How cool is that, right?
You can easily cut up to 4 hexagons from each sheet.
Cut into the hexagon die cut duck tape sheet using the Fiskars Duck scissors as seen to make 6 triangles. These scissors are non stick and work amazingly with the Duck Tape.
Next, cover front of the book with patterned paper. Adhere the triangles onto the notebook front.
Patterned paper, duck tape sheets, notebook, stickers and glue.
An easy step by step tutorial showing you how to make your own unique Recycled Grocery Bag Books. Making something useful (and cute!) instead of recycling or throwing these bags away- is very satisfying.
This Sunday was Earth day, and this is my eco conscious project for it 🙂
I have to say though, these books amazed me. I had the concept in my mind, a step by step idea of how I had planned to make these, but the actual outcome was SO much prettier than I had expected 🙂
I made these using brown paper bags, the kind you bring groceries home with. They are pretty simple to make and you can find my full tutorial with more photos for this project on the Fiskars blog here.
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