DIY Cereal Box Notebooks
Molly loves to journal, secret journal that is, top secret stuff that only her very best friend is allowed to read! It’s very sweet and frightening at the same time as my baby is growing up ‘way’ too fast. Slow down baby girl, slow down.
To break up a little summer holiday boredom when the rain started to fall we decided to make some cereal box notebooks, one for each of her friends of course :)
Here’s all you need to make some notebooks of you own are:
cereal boxes, white paper, washi tape, buttons, embroidery thread and stickers to decorate
Tools: hole punch, needle, craft knife and ruler.
Let the fun begin:
Start by cutting the cereal box cardboard cover into the size notebook you want.
Lay the cardboard cover over the sheets of white paper and punch through a few holes on the fold.
Next decorate the edges of the cover with washi tape.
Stitch the cover and white pages together with the embroidery thread.
Then just fold over the notebook…
…and trim off the excess white paper to give you a nice neat notebook. Punch two small holes on the front cover for the button, approx 1.5cm in from the edge.
Punch one hole on the back cover and plait a few lengths of embroidery thread, securing one end on the inside of the cover with a knot.
Use the embroidered plait to loop around the button to open and close the notebook.
The funnest part for kids is next, decorating the cover with cute and colourful stickers. Molly received these pretty stickers as a gift from my friend Cathy of Nurturestore two weeks ago- we just had to do them justice :)