Cereal Box Refillable Journals Upcycled Craft DIY!

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Cereal Box Refillable Journals Upcycled Craft DIY!

Make a cereal box refillable journal for the perfect Earth Day crafting! These cute notebooks are perfect and can be refilled with any kind of paper you like. Turn a cereal box into a refillable notebook for sketching, drawing and note taking. 

Do you like sugar cereal? What's your favorite? My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! 

Add the kind of paper that you like inside the notebook. Fold copy paper in half and slip it in the notebook.

This would be a fun home craft for the older kids too!

Check out this post on Leather Refillable Journals and this video shows how to make it. The technique is the same for these cereal box journals.

Supplies Needed for Cereal Box Journals:

Cereal Boxes (Cut to 9x13" and 3x1.5")
Eastic Cord (1/8") cut to 26" and 7" pieces
Paper Cutter
Hobby Knife

Step 1: Cut the Cereal Box

Cut the cereal box to 9 x 13 inches. Save a small piece of cereal box for the elastic wrap, about 3 x 1.5")

Score a line down the center at the 6.5 inch line.

Measure 1/2 inch on each side from the center fold line.

Step 2: Set the Eyelets

Use the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes on the 1/2" lines.

Then set the eyelets in the holes punched.

The Crop-a-Dile makes it so easy to set the eyelets.

Now the notebook is ready to thread the elastic through the eyelets.

Step 2: Threading the Elastic

Watch the video above for the visual process.

Now use the 26 inch piece of elastic and tie a knot on the end of it. Thread it from the inside through the top right eyelet.

Then thread the elastic through the top left eyelet.

Thread the elastic through the lower left eyelet.

Then bring the elastic up through the bottom right eyelet.

Then thread the elastic through the top right hole and back through the top left hole.

Then tie the elastic to the knotted elastic end in a surgeons knot...or a square knot with one extra loop pass through it.

Then pull the elastic down the center to the right hole and thread it through and back up through the left bottom eyelet.

Repeat the process by tying off the center elastic to the remaining tail end of the elastic in the same surgeons knot as previously.

Next cut an X in the center of the fold line and thread the 7 inch elastic through. Then thread it through the other piece of cereal box and back through the center. Then tie it off in a knot.

Step 3: Fill with Paper

Next, fold some copy paper in half and thread it through the elastic to the fold line. This cereal box notebook holds three bundles of paper. 

Then close it up and secure it with the elastic wrap. 

Super cute right!? This is ready to use for sketching, note taking or doodles. It's a great way to upcycle your favorite cereal boxes into the perfect refillable journals!

Which one is your favorite?

I love this Reese's Puffs notebook! The bright colors are perfection!

Then when the paper is used up, it's easy to just fold a pile of paper and slip it back inside. You could use kraft paper, colored paper, graph paper or even colored paper.

That's it!

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