Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Upcycle Craft: Doddle Pads

Anyone like to sit by the phone and doodle? Well, I'm a chronic doodler. If there's a piece of paper in front of me, chances are I'm going to draw on it. So, I decided to make these fun doodle pads out of old magazines and catalogs. These are perfect for adults or kids to make and use.

Supplies:
Magazines, Catalogs, or Junk Mail
Scissors
Stapler

Cut out about 15- 20 3" x 5" images (index card size). Look for images that have plenty of space to draw on plus light colors. The images above I picked out for my son's doodle pad.

Cut out a 3"x 10" piece of paper, fold in half. Place all pieces of paper inside the cover, Staple at top or side of your doodle book.

The cover above actually came from a craft store advertisement.

Start doodling!

17 comments:

Ayie said...

very smart, no waste of money buying papers and sticky notes

ILikePaperCutting said...

very creative and so kawaii

Violet LeBeaux said...

Oh that's such a cute idea! I love the idea of taking one thing and turning it into another drawing :D

Emily Fay said...

this is a very nice idea, the people I know scrawl with the phoning at all where on it around;)

Anonymous said...

very funny :I love to doodle and making note books .Y.S

aJ said...

you are crafty awesome! i am going to make a doodle book for my toddler. she's just discovered the fun of pen and paper. super great blog you have here.

jo_annie said...

what a cute and creative idea!

zuperdzigh said...

"a doodle a day keeps creative blocks away"
oh, I love that quote :D

chidori said...

What a great idea! I've also been finding ways to reuse my stacks of magazines and have found that there are lots of office/desk accessories to be made from them. I'll have to add this to my list, especially since I'm also a chronic doodler ... Thanks for the craft!

Ashley Ann said...

Those are adorable! I'll have to make some for sure. :D Thanks for sharing!

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susan said so said...

oh this is darling! and ANOTHER good reason to save magazines! ("No, I do NOT want to put those in the recycling - I'm going to USE them...for...something...")

xox,
susan

tealovecoffee said...

very nice idea!! will try to make this soon! ^o^

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Very cute! :) I like making booklets with my zine stapler. That's what I use for a sketchbook - so much less intimidating to doodle around in when you made it out of scrap paper (as opposed to, say, a moleskine). Linking up tomorrow at Dollar Store Crafts!

Amanda said...

Ha! My husband needs one of those! LOL He writes on everything GRRRR Very cute!

The Artists House said...

These are great. I should have my students make them for class. Some of them honestly listen better when their hands are at work, lol.

We’ve been busting up our stash like crazy and are really enjoying it too.

http://theartistshouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/repurpose-your-scrap-wood-into-great.html
http://theartistshouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/turning-old-skirt-into-reversible-bag.html
http://theartistshouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/im-busting-my-stash-up-this-month-and.html

linda said...

Very cute! I love that saying about a doodle a day keeps creative block away. Yay!

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