Sunday, June 8, 2014
A $3 Homemade Traveler's Notebook
I was a bit bored today so I decided to try and put together an inexpensive traveler's notebook similar to the familiar Midori. A "Po-Dori", you could call it.
So, I headed off to the local craft store to see what materials I could find. I discovered a 9" x 12" piece of stiff felt for a buck and 3 yards of green bungee cord for about $1.60. The materials used are far from optimal but they are cheap and durable.
Total cost: less than $3 with tax. Plus, I have enough materials left over to make a smaller one if I so desire.
I used Ray Blake's video on You Tube to provide the instruction needed to make it. You can watch that video here. Total construction time: about 15-20 minutes.
In any case, it turned out OK and it works!
I also made a short video on the way it turned out here.
My "Po-Dori" with Clairefontaine 9 x 14 cm and Rhodia 7.5 x 12 cm notebooks installed.