Measure and cut 106 squares of colorful magazine paper about 3 inches square.
Use a glue stick to apply glue diagonally from corner to corner on the back side of one square.
Starting at one glued corner tightly roll the square around a toothpick to form a tiny tube. Hold the end down for a few seconds to secure. Snip a bit of the ends off the tube's sides so they are flat.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 with all the magazine pieces.
Center and glue a 4 x 3 inch photo on the cover of the composition notebook.
Use craft glue to attach 11 tubes vertically on either side of the photo. Glue each tube close to the previous tube so the notebook cover doesn't show through.
Glue the remaining 84 tubes on side by side to cover the front of the notebook and let dry.
You can also make a diamond shape around the photo with the paper tubes or cover the entire journal with colorful tubes.
This tutorial is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://amzn.to/1qOkKY8">"Re-Craft: Unique Projects That Look Great (and Save the Planet)"</a> by Carol Sirrine (Author), Jen Jones (Author) and published by <a href="http://www.capstoneyoungreaders.com">Capstone Young Readers</a>.