Little bit of Repurposing – No Glue – No Sewing

The internet…one thing led to another and I came across a cute idea for repurposing 8 1/2 x 11 paper. It’s great when you don’t want to carry a full pad of paper with you. For example – you’re going to a book, bead and/or rubber stamp show and you want to make notes that aren’t necessary to keep forever. This is perfect.

Finished Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″


I changed the cover so there are pockets for tickets, receipts, etc.

The example uses the cover of a new car brochure cut to 8 1/2″ x 11″ plus 3 sheets of 8 1/2″x11″ preprinted (scrap) copy paper, a rubber band and four staples.

Fold all sheets in half – lenth wise – to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (writing on the inside) – then again width wise. Stack them together with the fold at the top. Notch the top and bottom at the middle crease.

Turn the cover over and bring the bottom left and right corners to the middle crease – this creates your pockets.
Staple the cover at the bottom outer edges to complete the pockets.

Put a rubber band around the middle at the notches and you’re done. You’ll be surprised at how secure this is.

I think kids would have fun with this. They can create mini books of their vacation using stamps, paint, pictures, etc…