Wednesday, June 02, 2010

More books from boxes

I just have to show some books I recently made by request using fun boxes. Because, not only is it fun to have all the products that are advertised on television, it is even more fun to have notebooks made from the boxes.

The Graty and SlapChop combo, of course.



The Snuggie, and yes, the Snuggie for dogs.

18 comments:

Lotus said...

These are great! Don't you love/hate the Graty guy? And I didn't know they had doggie snuggies... wow...
Awesome books!
Lotus

Ann Renee Lighter said...

What fun these are! I am tempted to go through the cupboards to see what potential book covers are hiding there.

Svetlana said...

What a great idea to recycle. Great books.

Susan King said...

These are so much fun! And beautiful bindings too.

DebsArt said...

I love the idea of recycling for books. I just bought the Rebound book. Another thing on my list of things to do.
Did you rip all of those pages by hand to create that lovely deckled edge? What paper are you using? I am trying to scource just the right paper at the moment.
Deb

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks Lotus, Ann Renee, Svetlana, Susan and Deb!

Deb, for that Graty book, yes I tore the pages to get that effect on the edge of the paper. I like to tear, rather than cut, whenever possible!

The paper used in these books in nothing fancy. No sense putting really expensive paper inside a book made from acidic corrugated cardboard! So when I make these notebooks, I try to use paper from the recycling bin, or stuff left over from other projects, etc. I think the paper in the Graty book is basic 20 lb office paper.

deb said...

I love these, I have been making books using boxes for a while now, my favorites are velveeta cheese boxes and the little movie candy boxes, but really anything is fair game!!

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks deb! i agree, any fun boxes can be used to make a great book :)

Susan King said...

I keep coming back to look at these. I guess I like them, eh?What kind of binding did you use?

ellen fisher said...

Packages from "a few of your favorite things" rhonda, I see.

Rhonda Miller said...

So true, Ellen! Don't you have snuggies for your dogs?

Susan, they are sewn using a basic longstitch directly through the cover.

ellen fisher said...

My dogs are deprived - no dog snuggies for them.

Karma said...

Great idea!! totally inspiring for me as well!
Time to get into the studio and try my hand at them!

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks, Karma. Have fun!

lynda howells said...

Hix I am so glad l have found someone else thatr makes books out of boxes. My friends think l am mad..but...they are so much fun!!! Lopve your book workxlynda

Janie Husband said...

i love these...how fun...your books are fabulous.....i adore making books myself and try to use recycled materials also.... ;)

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

These are fabulous! Using boxes for covers is so much fun. I've got some great ideas brewing at the moment.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks!