Every other Tuesday I hang out with 24 seven and eight-year olds for 1.5 hours. I am a Brownie Girl Scout leader. Spring means we sell Girl Scout cookies. We deliver Girl Scout cookies. We eat Girl Scout cookies. So why not craft with them too? Craft with the boxes that is. The cookies are long gone!
I decided to make my co-leaders and cookie mom a little cookie box notebook as a thank you for all the hard work they do. I emailed them for their favorite cookie type and got to work.
1. Cut the box open along the nutritional facts information with scissors. We don’t need to see the calories and sugar content in our final design so just cut right through it!
2. Using a trimmer cut a front cover and a back cover. Leave about a half inch of the side panel attached. We will be covering it with ribbon later (optional).
3. Cut chipboard (2) and patterned paper (2) to the same size as your cookie box covers. Also cut Therm O Web Peel N Stick Adhesive (4) to the same size.
4. Adhere the cookie box to the chipboard using one of the Peel N Stick adhesive sheets. Do the same with the patterned paper on the opposite side of the chipboard. Repeat the process for the back cover as well.
5. Optional – Brush on semi-glossy gel medium over the entire cover, both front and back, to protect your notebook from dirt, moisture, and regular handling. Let dry.
6. Optional – Cut a strip of 2″ wide patterned ribbon to coordinate with your book. Cut 2 pieces of Therm O Web 1/2″ Sticky Lines to the same length. Apply the Sticky Lines to the edge of the front cover; the edge that will not be bound but rather the edge that opens. Adhere the ribbon. Apply the second Sticky Line to the inside of the cover and wrap the ribbon around the edge to adhere the other side.
7. Bind your book and inner pages as desired.
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Alice GoldenMarch 14, 2012 at 6:13 am (11 years ago)
LOVE this idea! I’ll have to share it with my sister who is a troop leader – great tutorial!
Tiffany from Toot Sweet 4 TwoJanuary 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm (10 years ago)
Thanks so much! I’m a first year Daisy Co-leader, what a cute idea, I will have to give it a try once I finish my first box of cookies!
Aunt CindyJanuary 30, 2013 at 12:35 am (10 years ago)
Do you have any more details on the binding? That’s the part that I’m most lost on. Thanks 🙂
Therm O WebJanuary 30, 2013 at 8:22 am (10 years ago)
I used a binding system called Bind It All. The Bind It All device punches the holes and then after the coil is put in it will also pinch the coil closed. The coils also carry the Bind It All brand. There are other systems out there that work just as well. Or if all else fails, punch holes with a regular hole punch and bind it with binder rings. Let us know if you have any other questions! -Melissa
Aunt CindyJanuary 30, 2013 at 8:28 am (10 years ago)
Thank you! 🙂
Beth Anne DeRyckereFebruary 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm (10 years ago)
This is a great idea. We will be trying this with our girls. Cute gift ideas as a Thank you to those special people who helped with the sale… Thanks for sharing. Beth
sabriFebruary 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm (10 years ago)
Great idea. I’m a arts and craft mom. This will work well for creating a scrapbook for pictures etc.
LoriMarch 26, 2016 at 9:03 am (7 years ago)
How do you bind the pages and covers together
adminMarch 28, 2016 at 10:46 am (7 years ago)
Hi Lori! Many office supply stories such as Office Max will bind items for you. There are a few tools on the market that you can use. The Zutter Bind-It-All being one to look into. Hope that helps!
RosalindaJuly 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm (7 years ago)
What’s the size of the spiral ? Name of it ?
adminJuly 19, 2016 at 9:30 am (7 years ago)
Hi and thank you for your question. The notebooks are 5 by 7 in size. These are readily found especially during back to school season.