Altered Memo Books

My crazy kids love those little composition books, carrying them along to Mass or on the school bus or in the car when we’re driving anywhere more than two miles away.  I happen to think they make perfect little book club gifts, perhaps for the first meeting of the year, if you take the summer off, or as a token at Christmas.  And they come together in mere minutes, even when you’re making a dozen or so.

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0312-Comp-BookI started with basic memo-size composition books.  These were two for $1 at Walmart.





I added a bookplate to the front of one…it was self-adhesive, so that little project took about 20 seconds to complete.

For the “Be Happy” one, I cut a piece of patterned paper and adhered it, then used scissors to round the two corners to match the notebook.  I stamped and punched out the “Be Happy”, adhered it, and tied some bakers; twine around the front cover.  I put a glue dot under the know of the twine, just to hold it in place a bit better. Since this book was a bit more “crafted,” it took about 3 minutes to complete.

I’ve made others covered with washi tape, different patterened papers, and even duct tape for the kids, even though they’d be perfectly happy to carry the black and white ones. At least I know they’re carrying a little piece of my creativity around with them, even if they don’t!


2 thoughts on “Altered Memo Books

  1. Love the designs!! So easy and fun! There’s just something about a cute notebook that makes you want to write in it. :)

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