Recycled Cookie Box Journal or notebook
This clever little booklet uses no staples or stitching.
- Empty Girl Scout Cookie Box
- Glue Stick
- Paper (see instructions to determine size)
- decorative paper
We used an 11 x 17 sheet of paper for the lemon cookie box. A standard letter-sized piece of paper works for the peanut butter cookies. Adjust paper size for other boxes.
Fold paper as follows:
Fold paper in half lengthwise. Crease. Open back up.
|8.||Holding both ends, push together letting the middle open up.|
|2.||Fold in half in the other direction.|
Let the middle flatten out to form two more pages.
Fold back one quarter of the sheet as shown in the illustration at right.
|10.||Bring the last page around to make a little booklet and crease all folds well.|
|4.||Fold back the last quarter. Crease all folds well.||11.||Lay decorative paper upside down on your work surface. Place two pieces of cardboard side-by-side on top with1/8″ between them.|
|5.||Open the last two folds and cut along the center fold till you reach the halfway point cutting though both halves.||12.||Fold the decorative paper over the cardboard, turning in the corners as if you were wrapping a present. Crease|
well. Glue in place.
Open the paper up completely.
|13.||Glue the first and last pages of your booklet to the cover, completely covering the cardboard.|
|Fold the sheet in half lengthwise.||14.||Cut out designs to glue to the cover. Use the inside to scrapbook or journal.|
Open up cookie box. Cut off the bottom flaps. Trim down to size of your booklet. Wrap around your booklet. Use a glue stick to glue to first and last page to the inside of the trimmed cookie box.