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DIY Project : Recycled Scrap Paper Notebook

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I was collecting these one sided printouts for a long time. There are many a times when one sided printouts can not be avoided specially with train / plain tickets. Thankfully Indian Railways now allows passengers to travel with SMS ticket. I am hopeful that Bangalore International Airport also allows people to enter the airport with valid SMS ticket instead of a printout.

So I had a lot of such one side printed papers which I was using to write random stuff and decided to make a nice notebook out of it.

Its really simple, first I folded the A4 paper from the center and applied glue on the inner boundaries. Now this becomes a two sided blank paper. I made 20 such pages.

Next I punched two holes along one of the longer sides of the paper. These holes were on either sides of the center.

There was a box of Papa John’s pizza box lying around the corner for a long time. The cover for the notebook was cut out of this pizza box cardboard, litter bigger than the pages so that it can cover the pages nicely.

I punched two holes on the cover too. Then I joined the cover together using a paper strip. This paper strip will sit nicely on the binding side once the papers are put together.

I used the fallen thread from the curtain to bind the pages and cover together.

Then I and Priyanka tried our hands on News Paper Mosaic and decorated the front cover the news paper Mosaic. After this we made a news paper collage on top of the mosaic (which became the background). We did another collage on the back cover.

The collage talks about rain water harvesting ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the notebook

Front of the Notebook with Mosaic and Collage

Front of the Notebook with Mosaic and Collage

Side View of the Notebook

Side View of the Notebook

Back of the Notebook with Collage

Back of the Notebook with Collage

Side view of the notebook

Side view of the notebook

Do let me know what you think about this ๐Ÿ™‚


Written by Sushil Katre

February 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

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  1. Beautiful !!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I read your bog about blackboard paint too !!
    Desperately looking for a blackboard. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    I think i’ll have to use your method ! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚


    August 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    • Thanks Ankit. Yes try this and I am sure you’ll have a great fun and it will not be only a blackboard for you. You’ll love writing on it.

      Sushil Katre

      August 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM

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