Sunday, February 22, 2009

Recycled Journal/Notebooks from Kids' Books

While browsing through Etsy, I idly did a search on the Flintstones, which I adored watching when I was growing up. That search brought me to the notebook pictured above, in which a clever spiral notebook/journal has been fashioned out of an old Whitman Tell-a-Tale book. The Etsy artist, Sara of Heaven Sent Crafts, even interspersed the book's interior pages with the 60 blank pages, creating a fun nostalgia-filled notebook that is also useful, of course!

In addition to the Flintstones, the notebooks made from children's books include Dennis the Menace, a Sesame Street Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Seuss, Woody Woodpecker, and even a Dolls from Other Lands book (perfect for a doll collector, don't you think?). Prices and sizes vary; most of the notebooks I looked were $8.00, while some of the larger ones were $10 or $12.

The two journals pictured here measure 6.5 x 5" and 6.5 x 5.5" respectively, which could easily fit into a stocking -- but if you want something even smaller, be sure to check her link for mini recycled notebooks, featuring little notebooks made from vintage Old Maid cards, vintage animal rummy cards, or even the more modern Pokemon or Dora the Explorer cards. There are also some larger notebooks made out of board games. I love to see old things getting new life in such clever ways.

What: Recycled Journal/Notebooks from Kids' Books
Where: Heaven Sent Crafts (an Etsy shop)
How much (as of today's post):
$8.00 to $12.00 (plus shipping)

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