More Handmade Sketchbooks

Based on all the great feedback I received from you and friends at school on the first batch of sketchbooks I made recently, I made a few more.

I cut apart paper from a large sketchbook leftover from a drawing class I had last semester. I used a stack of small cereal boxes for the covers. The Lucky Charms and Trix are my favorites.

I glued colored cardstock to the inside covers to hide the cardboard. It’s nice to have a colorful background to illustrate as a title page or just add more doodling.

They measure 4.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall, a perfect size to fit in a purse or tote bag. I have to admit making these sketchbooks has become addicting!

21 thoughts on “More Handmade Sketchbooks

  1. hi terri … these are awesome and so fun … they look so easy to make … i was wondering what type of/weight of paper you used for the *sketching* part of the book ….

    thanks …. darlene, who has waaaay tooo many grandkids to even consider purchasing …

    1. Thanks Darlene! I had a large (18″ x 24″) drawing pad leftover from a drawing class, so I cut that up. It’s Richeson drawing paper and looks like the picture in this link: Here’s another online store with similar paper:

      But you could use whatever paper you like to draw on – copier paper, ink jet paper, even just plain old economical newsprint.

  2. Hi Terri! I’m sure they come easily obsession! These notebooks are so perfect! Did you take orders to make them if someone sends you her favorite ‘corn flakes’ box?!
    Have a great and creative time! xxx Teje

  3. These are great Terri! You are so creative I just love all different cereal boxes you chose. I can see how this would become addicting to make. 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I think it’s great to upcycle elements around the house. I make sketchbooks out of things we normally throw away, but I like too much….like a great shopping bag or box that is just too cute!

  5. SO super cool!!! We are huge Lucky Charm addicts around here, lol! My kiddos would love these too!
    You’re so creative! I’ve missed visiting you so much! I hope you’re doing well 🙂
    hugs, margie

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