I've been saving all these old cereal and cracker boxes for a while now. They are in this really great little pile in the basement. My hubby, being familiar with my random little piles of things, carefully set them on the shelf when he was organizing some things last week. Then the other day he came home to see me stitching up some of these cute little notebooks, and I think I saw the look of relief on his face as he saw me actually using some of that pile from the basement.
This was a really fun project to do when I just had a little time on my hands, and my hubby's sister (who came for a visit) enjoyed making some as well. We just cut the cardboard and the papers to the same size, stitched down the center with the sewing machine, and then decorated the outside with paper, fabric, and mod podge.
This one (above) is my favorite so far.