Recycled paper notebook

Thanks to the ever lovely Teeje from twitter, I was yesterday reminded about a little project I worked on some time back. I was at the time inspired to create notebooks from the unused paper in old art books, note pads, school exercise books etc as I was throwing a lot of that stuff away. In the end I just made one… and quite ironically I never gave it away or used it because I felt kinda too proud of it (being my first attempt and all) and didn’t want to ruin it.

Notebook front - left over fabric, button and ribbon from previous projects
Notebook front - left over fabric, button and ribbon from previous projects
Notebook inside - unused paper from an old art diary, hand stich bound together
Notebook inside - unused paper from old art diary, hand stich bound together

I’m now planning to make more recycled notebooks over the next couple of months. If you are a bit of a crafty duck like me, I’d highly recommend recycling unused materials and put together your own notebooks too! Please check out Teeje’s Tumbler post – “My version of craft heaven”… which in the long run sends you to a fantastic tutorial by Design Sponge. Have fun!

Author: Amie

Amie is an illustrator and all round creative from Canberra, Australia. Writing about her adventures in illustration and her love for children's books.

2 thoughts on “Recycled paper notebook”

  1. This so sooo pretty! The red looks so gorgeous against the denim! The binding would have been painstakingly fiddly :) Perhaps I’ll attempt one of my own soon xx

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