This is a workshop you can do as many times as you want! You can make a notebook from upcycling a coffee cup or a milkshake cup. You can expand the repertoire using all sorts of card and paper using the techniques Monique will teach you in this workshop.

With just a few basic tools, the skills Monique passes on, and your imagination you can create books and fill them with drawings, lists or give them as gifts. The perfect school holiday boredom buster this workshop is ideas for older children to adults. Younger children may need assistance with the sharp implements or cutting stages.

In this online workshop Monique Buchbach, our resident bookbinder and preservationist, teaches you how to upcycle paper cups into cool notebooks!

Originally programmed as part of Plunge Arts and Cultural Festival, this popular workshop has been filmed in the library studio to bring Monique’s skills and inspiration to you wherever you may be!

This workshop is recommended for 12+ years or with parental guidance as it requires the use of sharp implements.

Here is everything you’ll need to get started:

List of tools and equipment for making a notebook from an old coffee cup!