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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dollar Store Crafting ~ Journal

The inspiration for this project came from THIS post.  I thought this was such a great idea and so quick to make.  I was in Staples one day and saw the notebooks on sale for $1, and I immediately remembered this project, so I picked up a few!  I started with this:

I added scrapbook paper on the front and back, as well as the inside cover.  I glued a ribbon to the inside of the back cover to use as both a place marker and a way to close the journal.

I cut the paper a bit larger than the cover and then adhered the paper down with a Zig glue pen.  I then flipped it over and trimmed off the excess with an Exacto knife.  Next time I make one I will glue the ribbon to the outside of the back cover and THEN put the paper over it!  I'm not sure why I didn't think of that the first time!

The notebook had a weekly schedule printed on the inside front cover, so I used the scraps from the front and back covers and covered that schedule up.

This paper was a double sided paper I had in my stash and the ribbon was something I had in my ribbon rack.  The original pin described dividing the journal up into sections for monthly journaling but I thought I'd just like it better if it were more free-form.

Again, another fast and economical project that you can put together anytime!  I hope you enjoyed this project.  Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or just to let me know what you think of this project!

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1 comment:

L.B. said...

Super pretty notebook recover. I love doing this so much and yours looks so great.