If you read my blog, you quickly learn I can't bear to toss stuff that could possibly be used for crafts. So when I heard about a local upcycling business that was hosting a workshop on turning cereal boxes into journals, I was all over it like white on rice.
For the opposite side panel, measure to find the middle. Using a ruler to guide you, create a crease in the center (you will have two signatures or sections of paper for this journal). The bone folder will help you make a clean crease. When you fold that crease, you'll have almost an accordion fold (picture 3 above).
Cut and fold your paper. Again, you'll have two signatures. You can use your awl to punch three holes along the edge of the box. Thread some embroidery floss and make a pamphlet stitch. I promise you, this is super easy. Don't be intimidated. You can follow the woman along in this video.
You'll probably bind the spine with duct tape. For mine, I covered the entire thing in college duct tape because it made me happy to go into March Madness with something that wasn't blue. ;) I'm proud of the pack for their performance in the tournament. Great job on making it to the Sweet 16!
I'm using mine for all the notes I need to scribble down before I forget. Lots of blog ideas in there.
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