Monday, March 29, 2010

Upcycle An Old Book Into A Groovy Journal [Crafts]

I am sorta crafty, sometimes.  But I like to find crafts that have something to do with recycling/upcycling stuff I have that might not be super useful into stuff that is incredibly useful.  This one might be helpful to those of you who are both readers and writers, and I am considering trying it out for myself.  If I ever do get around to trying it, I'll be sure to take pictures and do a post about it, but all of my older falling apart books are in a storage locker in Wyoming at the moment, like 1000 miles away, so I don't have any to try it out with.

Photo from Craftzine.

If you're interested in how to make one of these super spiffy journals out of a book of your own, head over to Craftzine, where they have super detailed instructions with awesome pictures.  I tend to think that you could also make a journal like this with anything that would provide a sturdy front and back for the journal.  Think of all of the possibilities!  Funky cardboards, plastic containers, handmade paper, and oh my goodness, I'm getting too creative for my own good.  But in all seriousness, this is really a tutorial on how to hand-bind your own books, and how cool is that? Have any of you guys ever tried to make anything similar to this before?

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5 comments:

Shy said...

This is indeed very interesting and look very good too! Just bookmarked the site that you linked on the post. Will surely try this out very soon =)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Ooh, I'm totally checking out the link! I know a few journals of mine that could use some...creativity, lol. :)

Lawral the Librarian said...

Craftzine is so addicting! It's the kind of website you can browse around and before you know it 2 hours have passed.

I always love the idea of journals that I'd make myself, but I'd (1) need lined paper to ever be truley comfortable writing in them and (2) need to get over the fact that they might be too cool to use up! Have fun if you try to make one!

littledelilah said...

Ooh, I love this idea! Will have to give it a go!

NotNessie said...

I've seen a few of these journals on Etsy and I love them. I don't know if I'm crafty enough to acutally make one...