Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Recycled Catalog Notebooks

I saw this great Recycled Notebooks project on Martha (watch the video, it really is an easy one) a couple of months back and I earmarked it as a must try. Since I don't work in a traditional office, I don't have that much scrap paper (I don't even own a printer!) laying around. This project would be perfect for those of you who work in offices - you could start a scrap bin by your desk or by the printer and start collecting unwanted/unclassified print outs.



I noticed that my Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People catalogs were stacking up - I'm not sure why, but I have a tendency to save these like magazines. Anyway, I decided to try and make notebooks out of the pages that were light enough to be written on.



I've been pretty busy lately so we'll see how long this project takes me. I figured I'll do it in bits and pieces, during breaks - when my eyes need a break from the computer.



So today, I just removed all of the staples - baby steps =)

5 comments:

Papaver Vert said...

Hi Marichelle!
I'm tagging you :)
http://papaververt.blogspot.com/2008/03/ive-been-tagged.html

Luke said...

That's a really neat idea to use your old catalogs. I made a similar notebook out of plain white paper and designed/printed out a cover and laminated it. (A project from howaboutorange a while back). I recently thought about trimming down my collection of westelm and crate & barrel catalogs I have collecting dust. Perhaps I should start removing staples...

MARICHELLE said...

hey luke, just make sure you check the paper for "writeablity" - sometimes it's hard to write on the shiny stock, unless you use a uniball or similar pens.

pve design said...

great post! I am going to try this too because I love to collect the catalogues and look through for ideas.

MARICHELLE said...

thanks Patty - I've been avoiding the glossy ones because the ink ends up smudging. And thanks for the jury duty tips!