Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Something New, Something Recycled Journal Cover

Don't you love being able to re-use something?

While auditioning pieces of fabric to dress up my journal cover, I happened upon this combination--a wonderful fabric that is iridescent and a recycled piece of leather. Can you guess what it once was?

Give up?

Straps from a beloved pair of sandals. Not sure why I cut and kept them, but it makes a handsome latching on an otherwise plain black hardcover blank book.

How do you like to decorate your journal covers?


  1. Looks great! I really do like the strap!

  2. Hi Gina, I'm finding lots of interest to read here in your blog, especially the bookish posts. I've joined your followers to make sure I keep up. All the best, Carol

  3. Cool re-use -- I love how your old sandal strap became a great journal cover!! I love the idea of keeping old things around like that. Especially well-worn, loved pieces of clothing, etc. Really cool!!

  4. Thanks, Manon! It was such fun to happen upon that unlikely combination.

    Welcome, Carol! Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining. I work in a library, too, and have always loved surrounding myself with books. I’m just beginning to delve into your lovely and interesting blog and will eventually read more and more there!

    So glad you like recycling, or as they call it now, up-cycling, PoetNessa. There’s a great new book--“Re-bound”--that uses all kinds of material to make into books; fascinating!