Sunday, 5 August 2007

Diary from Reused Materials


I'm making myself a diary for next year and given that the Inspire Me Thursday topic this week is Diary, I thought I would post a picture of the diary as it is now. The covers are made from re-used corporate folders. The lettering and numbering on the front is cut out from magazines. The paper inside is reused out of date office headed paper. The diary is held together by an old shoelace.

22 comments:

Judy Scott said...

Now you are so organised. Ive got a heap of old envelopes to use for a similar purpose!

Pattie Mosca said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the use of recycled items! Next year is already shaping up to be an inspiration!

Gilson said...

Congratulations on your diary! I usually have good feelings when I look back on my own.

megan said...

Getting ready for a new year...like getting the soil ready for new seeds...great things to come! And using recycled treasures is just more fun...nice job! You're ready!

Pilar said...

I love how you created your diary. I look forward to seeing how it transforms over the next year. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

surrealmuse said...

Such a great idea and true to your blog name! You'll definitely have to post more of your progress. I've debated making my own yearly calendar at different times, but never have so it's very inspirational to see you putting the idea to work!

katydiddy said...

Love your journal! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I'll visit you again soon!

Deb G said...

Apologies if this shows up twice...might have hit a wrong button the first time. Anyway, you are so inspiring! What a great idea. I'm starting to reuse my old journal by journaling over the top of it. I hope it doesn't get too messy : )

Garden girl said...

I like your diary with it s re use of materials and I am liking inspiration thursday topics too!

Landi said...

Great idea!

Abzdragon said...

So creative!! I love your recycled crafts <3 My blog is my diary now >_>

Clare said...

I love the idea of the old shoelace -- what happened to the other one? Your diary is really cool looking -- and you also really inspire me. Every day now I look at things differently and try to think of new ways to use things. Thank you very much!
:)

Inland Empire Girl said...

You have inspired me to recycle and to make a diary. What creative ideas.

Cheryl Finley: said...

How cool is this! I love making things from other things...creativity, the ultimate recycling! I'll have to remember that.

I especially like the materials you used. Creating our own is so satisfying!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for all your comments! Abzdragon - my blog is so different from my diary!
Clare - the other shoelace is still in the shoe! I'm glad you're looking at new ways to reuse things and new things to reuse!
Judy - envelopes, I really need to do more interesting things with envelopes, I reuse them as envelopes of course but I have so many and there are so many things I could do with them - thanks for reminding me!
Surrealmuse - Thanks, I try to be true to my blog name!

Bee said...

What a fantastic idea and aren't you super organised. Can't wait to see how it develops.

Royce Addington: said...

The 'Keepers of the New Year 2008' are celebrating in anticipation of your creative and inimitable work!
GREENIFICENT!

Julia said...

What a great idea. It's now waiting for 2008:)

just me said...

There's something poetic about a recycled diary... Hmmm.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful diary! Your resourcefulness is such an inspiration!

platinum blonde said...

fantastic!!!

sarala said...

I haven't been visiting blogs much this summer. Just preoccupied with living. But I'm getting inspired again and came here for a visit.
I'm feeling a bit more creative since some time off and taking a class on Altered Books/Artists Books so you may see some of this on my site if I ever get up the guts and/or finish something.
Hope your summer has been great!