I have a house full of notebooks.
Ok that is a bit of an overstatement, but I certainly possess a lot of notebooks because I can’t resist buying them whether I need one right now or not PLUS I can’t let a free one pass me by.
Is there a word for stationery fetish? I am certainly suffering from it…
In a bid to save some money and use up my stock I had a good look through and decided that part of the reason I am not choosing to use some of them immediately is because they are not the most beautiful notebooks in the pile. I decided to give them a makeover!
I was using duct tape recently for another craft project and thought to myself, ‘ I know I could use a bit for this!’
Here are the results:
this one was hardback – I simply added a band of orange, some Sharpie patterns and orange paper ends inside.
This one I strengthened the cover of as it was just a paper front. On top of the weighting I used duct tape to go round the whole book – even over the spiral binding which I had covered with an old advertising leaflet. It still opens and shuts well and looks much more appealing!
I almost can’t wait for my current notebook to be finished 🙂