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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recycled Journal & Scotch Tape Giveaway!




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This year at school my son is in the Environmental Club and one of the first things that they did was to make a Journal. This journal was made out of items you can find around your house and I thought you all would like to see how it's done.

You will need the following items:

Scissors
Cardboard (two empty cereal boxes work great)
Ruler (but it's not necessary)
Glue or Double Sided Tape
Plastic Bag
Pencil
About 20 pieces of Blank Paper
Lightweight fabric or a Brown Paper Bag

Fold a piece of paper in half. Cut two pieces of cardboard slightly bigger than your half piece of paper.  You can use a ruler or eye it.  (see picture)

Lay down your fabric or paper bag under the cardboard and cut it about 2" larger than the cardboard.  **IMPORTANT** Leave a gap between the 2 pieces of cardboard.  If you don't your journal will not be able to close.

Glue or tape your cardboard to the fabric/paper bag.  Then you will glue/tape the edges up on the bottom and top followed by doing the same to the sides.  (see picture)


Now you will need to cut a piece of fabric or paper bag to fit just inside of the journal.  Once it is cut out it is ready to glue or tape down.  You have now finished the outside of your journal.  
Now we are going to turn the plastic gab into a rope while your book dries (if you used glue).

Cut the plastic bag from the bottom up and cutting off the handles. You will then cut the middle part into two strips. (see pictures)


Tie the two long strips together.  Now have someone or something hold the knot in place while you do the rest of the work.  Twist both pieces individually to the right.  Then twist them together to the left.  This makes a good strong rope.  Now it is time to put your journal together.  Get your 20 or so pieces of paper, fold them in half, lay them in the middle of your journal and then tie your new rope around it. If you used a paper bag now is the time to decorate away.  There you go...A recycled journal!


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24 comments:

dogsmom said...

We use tape for everything! From wrapping packages to sealing over stuffed envelopes to posting reminders on a cupboard door and even holding up a hem in a pinch.

Noahsarkgirl said...

I use tape a lot in my card making and scrapbook making, as well as to tape up the hems of pants:)

Busy Working Mama said...

We use tape to put up pictures and art work my daughter creates. Thanks! aleksa91 hotmail com

Manders said...

I use tape in my house for many things! Many toy repairs. Many book repairs. Wrapping presents as well! (I love to wrap presents!!)

Carol And Stacy said...

Tape is a necessity in my household. I use it to wrap packages, hang streamers from the ceiling for parties, use it to make things, tape affirmations onto my mirrors. It's great to add to a creative kit along with crayons, little scissors, coloring books, scratch paper and markers for a gift for the preschooler in your life.
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Danyale N. said...

I'm not gonna lie we use tape more at Christmas time from hanging up Christmas cards on the door to wrapping presents but durin the rest of the year we use for odds and ends around the house to maybe leavin a note on the fridge

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jskell911 said...

We use tape for so many things! I would love the double sided tape for crafting

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lifeonprint said...

We use tape in our home fo rsoo many things! I love double sided tape to hang/stick Christmas cards to the fire place each year!

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Anna said...

we use tape to fix all the things the baby tears, rips and otherwise ruins!

The Canady Family said...

I would use this to scrapbook my new baby's photos!
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Cynthia said...

my husband uses it when he works on his models to hold small pieces.

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