A few weeks ago I spent the afternoon doing a private book workshop with my friend Jamie. She was interested in making a recycled journal as a wedding gift for her brother. So she got the box, I brought the other materials, and walked her through the process of making a simple recycled journal.
Jamie chose a vegan falafel patty that her brother likes to eat and used the box for the cover. We lined the back of the cardboard pieces with decorative paper, joined the two pieces with a piece of bookcloth, and sewed a single signature of pages to the bookcloth spine.
Here is Jamie with her finished book! I had a great time working with Jamie and sharing my knowledge of bookbinding with a friend.