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Notebook Recovery Project, Part III

In Actions in Activities, Pictures on March 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I’m back! BTW, This post is going to take a long time to load, lots and lots of pictures.

I’ve made some other crafts in the meantime. 🙂 I made these today. 🙂PrincessFireSeafoamDaddy has been pruning the grapevines and fruit trees, so I made a wreath (Not from tree branches, from grape vines) 🙂

Moving on.

Measure out a piece of cloth about 1 inch bigger than your book. Line up the spine with the center of the fabric and glue it. Next start on the cover, working just like before, this time from the spine out. Do this on both sides.

Cut the cloth on either side of the spine and the corners. Glue them down the same as everything else. Fold the little flap at the top in half and glue it together, then fold it again and glue it (this time it will be almost to the spine). I’m not sure what this is called. It’s adhesive backed cardstock. Stick it on over the fabric edges. I had to also glue down the edges. You could just leave this  off if you want.  Cut a piece of fabric an inch or 2 wide and as long as the book. Fold the edges under and glue it down. Ta DAA! You’re recovered!

Book Recovery Project, part II

In Actions in Activities on March 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Psych! lol Sorry, I have the pictures together, I just haven’t had time to put the post together too :).

Book Recovery Project, Part I ;)

In Actions in Activities, Pictures, Short on March 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

I’ve been crafty today 🙂

I made a bookmark from I could make that (found from Pinterest, lots of cool craft ideas).

I also started working on recovering a notebook. As in, putting a new cover on it :).

 I started with an old, formerly hardcover, notebook.

I didn’t want to lose my old drawings and such, so I used my craft knife to cut along the inside of the spine, splitting it in two. Then I used some scissors to trim the edges.Note: I’m not left handed, just in case you were wondering. I had to gold the camera with my right hand.Next, I cut out the side of a cereal box, measured the book (cover and spine), and cut out pieces of cardboard about the same size (they ended up a little bigger than the book which was good, you want a little overlap).I hot glued the cardboard on the front and spine. You want to do this very quickly so you don’t get bumps, also, make sure there’s space for the cover and spine to open smoothly or the glue may pop off.  Next, I ran out of glue. 🙂 So, guess what? You get to read the next part tomorrow! I’ll get some glue then and finish the book.

Aren’t sunrises amazing? I took these on the way home from taking Daddy to the bus stop. 🙂

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