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30 mins

Very easy and quick to make.
I got inspiration from a handbag that had a magazine design on it, so why not make a notebook to go along?
This is so easy to make and you can give it as a gift to just about anybody.
Feel free to share your versions with me:)

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  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find a magazine cover design that you like. Cut the cover off of the magazine.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 2
    Step 2

    If your magazine cover if thinner, laminate it or put clear packaging tape on the front and back like I did here.
    This will add strength, durability, and water resistance.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold it in half and score it with a credit card or something. Optionally use a paper clip to hold it while scoring.

    You are now done making the cover. Now on to the inside.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 4
    Step 4

    Choose whatever paper you want, just remember:
    Thicker paper:Less pages
    Thinner paper:More pages

    I used 7-ish sheets of typing paper.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take one paper and fold it in half.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put it inside the magazine cover so the folds match up. If the paper does not hang over the edge of the cover, then skip the next step.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 7
    Step 7

    Mark out where you need to cut to get the paper to fit the magazine cover, then cut. Repeat this step for all of the pages.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take all of your papers and put them together to make a large group of folded papers. (By the way, this is called a signature).

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 9
    Step 9

    Put the signature together with the cover and paper clip it together.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 10
    Step 10

    Measure out 3 evenly placed spots to put your staples. Now take a staple and mark where the holes should be (two holes per staple).

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 11
    Step 11

    Puncture all of the marks with a pin/needle on the paper side.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now go back through from the cover. This is optional, but I highly encourage it.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 13
    Step 13

    Starting on the cover side, Put a staple all the way through the holes you made. Flip the book over.

  • How to make a recycled book. Magazine Cover Notebook - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now push the ends down to secure the staple. Repeat this for the next two staples.
    And you're done!
    I hope this wasn't too hard to understand :)

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
This is awesome. I want to try it with Bust magazine!
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