5.04.2009

I Made Some Cereal Box Journals

Whenever I’m in the mood to try something new I visit OnePrettyThing, there is always something new to try.  Last week I found this tutorial for making cereal box journals.  It’s crafty, useful, green, and inexpensive.  I used several different boxes, not just cereal boxes, so my books vary in size a little bit.  cereal box booksFor the inside I used printer paper (100% recycled) and lined paper from old notebooks.  I spent the afternoon cutting the boxes and papers to size (I made 20 of these, I imagine that making a couple would be pretty quick).  I have to say that rounding the corners is what really gives this project a finished look.  I decided to use my boxes with the printing on the outside.   I also used thread from old projects in my machine, it was a great way to use up those off colors of thread from old projects filling up my bobbins.cereal box books 2My books have 16 pages, just like the tutorial, but I think I may be able to get 20 pages in the next batch.  My sewing machine didn’t have any problem sewing through everything, although I did wear safety glasses incase I broke a needle.  I know I will be making more of these and with the decorating possibilities I will have to leave the plain side of the boxes out next time.cereal box books  scrapsI saved all of the paper scraps and they will be including in another recycling project later this week.

3 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Great work! They look perfect, and they'll be so useful too.

The American Homemaker said...

LOL I made notebooks from boxes just the other day :)

Jamie said...

LOVE your cereal box journals! They are so cute. I hope it's okay, I have featured them in a cereal box crafts round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Super-Cute-Cereal-Box-Crafts

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!