Sunday, October 26, 2008

Recycled envelopes journal book

I used to collect used envelopes from credit card and bank statement that I received to store my receipts, stamps, stickers and magazines cut outs. I just keep those envelopes in a magazine holder and always I find difficulty to keep them managable, especially when they are all in loose individual envelope and mixed up with my other stuffs in there. One day, just when I wanted to rearrange and tidy up the envelopes from the magazine holder, I found out that most of the envelopes I keep are in the same sizes and open on the same side. (I normally used scissor to cut off one of the edge of the envelope rather than using letter opener cause I wanted the envelope to be top opening in order for me to store my stuffs easily.) Looking at those envelopes, they gave me an idea to make them into envelopes journal book. In this way, I could store and search my stuffs more easily and it is more managable and more nicer looking as well. Then I started to work it out and here it is, my first recycled envelopes journal book.

It is wholely made from recycled items, the used envelopes, cardboard from carton box, paper from shopping bag, ribbon from gift that I got last Christmas. You could decorate the envelope with nice stickers, deco tape or maybe make it a collage. You even could make note on the envelopes to remark what's the stuffs you keep inside the envelopes. This is how I did for mine. It's really a great idea to recycle. I will try to write out the simple instructions next week. If you have lots of recycle items like mine and wish to make one for yourself, just stay tune for my next post on how to diy this journal book. :)


Blogger Reny said...

What a great idea! I am intrigued. Will you be offering some of these on Etsy?

Sunday, October 26, 2008 2:40:00 PM  
Blogger handknit168 said...

a very good way for recycling. I usually cut off the plastic window and throw the paper envelope into the recycle paper bin.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Vivian said...

To sell at my Etsy shop? Great idea, maybe I will. I will try to use nicer materials to make some for sell.

Monday, October 27, 2008 8:16:00 AM  
Blogger candy said...

this idea is awesome! I make journals and I'm getting tired of patterned paper. thanks for posting this!


Monday, March 16, 2009 7:10:00 AM  

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