Last month I blogged about re purposing books. I had received some books that were going to be thrown out if I didn’t take them. I wanted to do something with them that would breathe new life into them, even if they would no longer be in their original form. I ended up making a few cards out of them and the rest of the stack is waiting to be used as well.
I wanted to share a book craft project that I recently did using another worn out book. I embellished a mini notebook with one of the illustrations and some words from the book. It was a pretty simple craft and very fun. It would make a great craft to do with girl guides or a youth group because if you give the kids a variety of paper and pictures to choose from they can make the notebooks show their individual identities.
The materials you’ll need:
- Notebook (I used a mini Composition book- the marbled kind with lined pages)
- Paper to cover notebook- you can use pictures from a damaged book, scrapbook papers with designs on them, even magazine pictures would work.
- Pencil or pen
- Mod Podge
I picked out an illustration from the book that I was repurposing and measured it to make sure it would fit the cover of my journal. After cutting it out, I glued it onto the front of the notebook and added some words from the book as well. Then I covered the illustration with a few coats of Mod Podge, letting it dry in between coats. I left the back blank because I thought the black marbled cover looked good with the illustration but you could cover the whole book if you like.
Here’s a photo of my finished project: