Make Something Monday: DIY notebooks and photo albums

I had some cardboard left over from online orders, and it was way too much to waste.

But what could I do with it? What could I make?

 I had an idea: why not get out some scrapbook paper and make some small notebooks and photo albums?

I cut the cardboard to the desired sizes and folded it over to make a flap.

Then I used Locktite spray adhesive to affix scrapbook paper to what would be the front cover.

Then, you cover the folded over edges on the inside with contrasting paper like this:

Then, cut your notebook paper to the desired size and punch holes where you want them to go.

Punch holes in the cardboard flap and back cover with scissors. Make sure your notebook paper holes line up with these holes!

Get some binding posts (Lowes Hardware sells them for $.88) and poke them through the holes. Put your notebook paper on the posts and secure the fold over the paper. Screw the screw head into the post. 

And when you’re finished, you’ll have a recycled notebook that is refillable!

I made two of this size to function as  photo books:

And one flip top notebook

A journal sized notebook, another flip top notebook and a matchbook style notebook:

This is a super fun activity to do with kids. I can’t wait to show you the scrapbook we’re making together. 

Have a wonderful week!

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