Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mini books with custom bound covers

One of my favorite magazines was looking for ideas for handcrafted projects using a purchased item and personalize it in some way. They were asking for creative, inexpensive, simple projects that ideally take 30 minutes or less to make. 

This is what I came up with for them!

Using fun little fabric memo samples from the design center and coordinating fabrics, I created little book covers for post-it tablets.

I have so many cool and unusual fabrics that I have collected over the years, it was pure pleasure perusing through them to find patterns and embellishments that were small enough for the size.

Using cardboard found at Trader Joe's used for package dividers, I cut pieces just a tiny bit larger than the post-it notes were. Then glued the fabric to the cardboard and created covers.

had so much creative fun adding the unusual embellishments.

I chose a monochromatic color theme.

Some have ribbon ties, or embellishments, others cut out appliqué.

Then I covered a large box that looks like a book to hold all of them in.

Hoping they like them!

They did! 

Here is the article.