This fancy little number is really just a plain old $1.09 composition book in disguise. I read about this technique in an old Martha Stewart Living magazine a couple of years ago, and finally decided to try it out. The key players in this project are the glue stick, book binding tape, x-acto knife, and decorative paper of your choice.

I have plans for the same technique with a different aesthetic. Stay tuned.

Notice how green our front grass/weeds are. Yippee.

xo e


  1. where did you get the book binding tape?

  2. sorry, I see it's a link :) what size did you use?

  3. i actually got the orange colored tape from the paper source the 2" size works perfectly.

  4. p.s. i'd love to see a picture of your creation after you're done. :)