New Wives Club #8: the prettiest DIY recycled notebooks you ever did see

Charlie / 12 August 2012

Pretty DIY recycled notebook

If someone told me these notebooks were made from a cereal box I don’t think I’d believe them. But it’s true, and they seem pretty easy to make.  I am always trying to save ‘scrap’ paper at home, that is, paper that has something on one side but is still blank on the other side.  It might sound a bit daft, but when you actually stop just dumping it in the bin you suddnely realise how much you were throwing away.

Usually I just tear an A4 sheet into four and add it to a bulldog clip – this bundle of notepaper is ideal for writing the weekly shopping list and stops us throwing it all away after it’s first use.  But I do love a proper notebook, and having one that looks nice enough to use in a cafe to jot down ideas or when meeting someone would be a nice improvement on my current standard issue wirebound one.

DIY cereal box notebook

However, I don’t feel like I have a lot of time nor patience to start some mega project to create myself a notebook, but this idea looks easy enough to follow and uses up cereal boxes.  I think I might have to use recycled white paper that is clean on both sides due to the nature of it forming a booklet, but with a little bit of creativity it seems a cereal box can become an attractive and useful item once it’s past holding Mr Rigg’s breakfast.

You can find the full tutorial here on Crème de la Craft.

For more ‘after your big day’ home and lifestyle inspiration read my other New Wives Club blog posts.

Images: Crème de la Craft


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