Along with the straight up Washi tape peel and stick style notebook covers which need no instruction, I also whipped up this pretty one and thought I'd share the how to with you, I love the look of woven anything and paper? well it just looks so cute using maps.
You'll need two pieces of a Map/Atlas etc that have a mix of watery and land mass areas to give a mix of colours. I chose one piece with solely land and the other was mostly water.
Mark up strips on the opposite side you want to use to avoid ugly black marks. So that you can read the name places you'll want one map piece to have horizontal strips and one to have vertical strips my strips measure 1/2 inch wide and long enough to wrap around a mini composition book from top to bottom (vertical pieces obv) and front to back (horizontal pieces)leaving an inch around all sides.
Next I weighted the bottom of the Vertical pieces down with some cans and started weaving
When you've woven enough to cover the book front and back, add some tape to the bottom of the woven pieces leaving enough of the tape to be able to fold over and seal the ends together.
Repeat for the top and sides.
Layer Double sided tape to completely cover the front and back, making sure the spine has tape adhered to it also.
Excuse my Blue thumbs!
Then lay the back of the book on the woven Atlas 'fabric' and take the woven piece and wrap it around the book pressing down to make sure it sticks.
Trim around the edges. After trimming you will have some loose pieces that stick up, glue them down then put notebook under a pile of books to make sure all the pieces properly stuck to the cover.
Trim off the excess and enjoy your recycled Atlas/Map notebook.
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