Upcycled-Cheerioes-Notebook-Jennifer-Priest Ever wonder what kinds of crafts you could do with a cereal box? How about a fun notebook? Here's how:

1. Cut the box apart, discarding the sides and flaps. Trim the front and back of the box to the same size, no larger than 8.5″ x 11″. These will form the covers of the notebook.
2. Use a binding tool to punch holes across the top of each “cover”.
3. Cut printer or notebook filler paper to the same size as the covers.
4. Use a binding tool to punch holes along the top of the stack of filler paper.
5. Arrange the elements as follows: paper stack, then front cover on top of that, then the back-cover on top of that, with the inside of the back cover facing up. Thread the binding O-Wires through the bottom of the stack (through the filler paper side first).
6. Use a binding machine to close the O-Wires.
7. Flip the back cover of the notebook back around to the back of the book.


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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