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Old Book to Fun Journal
Simple way to take an old book and turn it into a journal or scrapbook.

Posted by RedDeb from California, Maryland, United States • Published See RedDeb's 7 projects »
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  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gut an old book by cutting the inside page block out carefully. Try to not cut through the binding of the book, keeping it in tact.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 2
    Step 2

    Reinforce the binding with duct tape.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using an Exacto knife and a metal ruler, cut a slit near the top of the binding area, going not quite all the way across. Do the same near the bottom.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 4
    Step 4

    For each signature you want to include in your book run a piece of string or embroidery thread from the top slit, around the spine of the book and out through the bottom slit.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 5
    Step 5

    Tie them in a knot on the outside of your book.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. Altered Journal - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use scrapbook papers, maps, wallpaper samples, book pages, etc. for the inside pages of your book.

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jessie c.
jessie c. · 6 projects
cute!
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