Hello, and thank you for stopping by to check out my little craft. I wanted to share a journal that I made out of recycled materials.
The cover of the book is made out of a popcorn box, and the paper on the outside of it is a paper bag from Starbucks.
The pages are just plain copy paper that I tea dyed and baked in the oven. Altogether I ended up with 35 pages (70 once folded in half; 7 signatures, each containing 5 sheets of paper).
I sewed the journal, and used jute string. I would definitely not recommend that type of string because it "sheds" a lot. Also, it tends to thin out the more you pull on it; and you will pull on it a lot in the process of bookbinding. However, it was what I had on hand, and it did the job.
The 'Starbucks' label on the inside is also from the bag, as well as the brown banner. The black banner is left over scrap from the inside cover.
I still have a lot of embellishing to do on my journal, but I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. I think this is my new favorite craft. I've collected quite a bit of paper over the past couple of years, and now I know what to do with it. Plus, I'm a big notebook fan, but I can never find one to suit me, so it's great that I can make my own!
I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you again for stopping by. Have a great day (today and everyday)!