Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recycled Grocery Boxes - Cute Notepad Covers

Wouldn't grocery shopping be so much more fun if you had a cute notepad for your shopping list?  I think so! 

I made a few notepad covers from grocery boxes (cereal, crackers, and pasta) last week and love how they turned out!!  I started with a few plain small notepads (purchased from walgreens 3/$1).  I cut a piece of cardboard (from a cereal box) that would completely cover the front of the notepad and fold over the top with approximately 3" overage for the back cover.  Then I cut strips of cardboard from the grocery boxes and used hot glue (only in the center of each strip) to attach them to the base cardboard.  I used a zigzag stitch to sew the edges of the cardboard strips.   I glued cute cardstock paper to the inside cover so the back of my stitches didn't show.  A few embellishments later and I had super cute notepads!
 I didn't worry about sewing the back or making it pretty...
 I love how all three turned out!!

I'm saving all my empty grocery boxes to make more!!

1 comment:

Wicked said...

Heather actually made me one for a co-workers gift...(her daughter and family are in Ethiopia as missionaries) they eat Mac&Cheese practically every day...My boss loved it - has a daily reminder of them...