Cereal box notebooks

This was posted next door on CRAFT, but I thought it was interesting enough to post here too. I use the pocket-sized Moleskine Cahiers and they look just like this. I actual did make one of my own, using some black lightweight card stock and 1/10 graph paper inside. It was easy. I saddle-stitched it and rounded the corners with scissors. It didn’t look all that different from the commercial black-cover Cahiers. These sewn-bound ones look great.

Cereal Box Journal

8 thoughts on “Cereal box notebooks

  1. Nice one,
    I love my Moleskines and my Maker’s Notebook, but I save old paper to make into pocket sized notebooks and sew them as shown in this post. The covers have always been the problem, but no more, using Cereal box cardboard is a great answer!

  2. Sweet! I was planning on doing this this summer actually. Seems like a fun way to save on school supplies. I am going to try it with a perfect binding though.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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