Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Organizing all those small bits of paper

If you're like me, when you're journaling on a daily basis (especially in a small format) you end up with lots of small pieces of paper stacked in a pile along side your other materials. Eventually you don't know what's buried there.

Inspired by a display I saw at The Arts Center here in Corvallis, Oregon, I made a similar display with an old book and then put it to good use. After folding all the pages in half, I had a place to put all those bits and pieces of paper so that I could see what I had. Easy breezy, and a bit more suited to my aesthetic tastes than a plastic box.
You recognize the design. (Remember Readers Digest Xmas Tree decorations in the 70's?) Take any book with a few hundred pages and fold them in half to create this delightful tool to organize bits of paper.

Preparing for my Journal 365: a page a day project, I pre-cut a bunch of paper to size. I then cradled them in between the empty covers of a hand-made journal that I found at Goodwill. The stand that holds the book is one I made from a piece of card stock. Now I can just grab a page and go! 


  1. OMG....that is the BEST idea. I have tons of hardback books I've rescued to turn into art books, so now I've got another use for them. So sorry to miss the first meeting of the journaling group, I'll be in Portland.

    1. Who knew such an antiquated idea would still be so appealing! I love my new paper organizer.


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