Getting Creative with Little Miss Ling: Upcycled Cereal Box Booklets
There’s nothing quite like a deadline to get your butt into gear!
I have been procrastinating from finishing these upcycled cereal box booklets for over a year now. But with the impending move back to Australia, I decided to finally finish them up so that I can post them back to Australia in their completed form instead of loose bits and pieces.
I started off by cutting the cereal boxes to size, lining the borders with double-sided tape, and sticking them onto brown wrapping paper. You can find step by step instructions with corresponding photos in my Upcycled Duct Taped Booklets entry.
1. Fold the card in half, as well as ten sheets of A4 paper.
2. Slot the folded sheets of paper into each other and slot the entire wad into the folded card.
3. Align the bottom edges of the card and paper and use a pencil to trace around the card onto the paper.
4. Using a guillotine, cut 2mm within the traced lines.
5. Using a pencil, mark the centre of the fold on the middle page. Also mark the fold 1cm from both edges. Slot the paper back into the card and make sure everything is aligned. Using a sharp implement, pierce through the paper and the card where you marked.
6. Cut a piece of string that is just over two times the length of the booklet.
7. Using a needle, thread the string through the centre hole from the inside of the booklet.
8. Then thread the string through the top hole from the outside of the booklet.
9. Thread the string through the remaining hole from the inside of the booklet.
10. Finally, thread the string back through the centre hole from the outside of the booklet.
11. You should now have two loose ends in the centre of the booklet. Adjust so they are even in length and place the loose ends on either side of the string running down the middle of the fold.
12. Tie a double knot over the middle string.
I love the way these upcycled cereal box booklets turned out. They look great as they are, but I have a few ideas on how to decorate them that I’ll show you in an upcoming post!