Dorthy is helping us again! This notebook would be a great present for any occasion, depending on the paper you choose. Make one for every holiday and season! An inexpensive, easy craft for teens, girls-day-out activity, a wonderful birthday or Mother’s Day gift – so many uses for yourself, or as a gift! Mix and match papers from scraps you have and add a fun patterned pencil to make it even more special.
The complete supply list and detailed instructions follow, however, here are some pictures for a tutorial to help you along making your own covered notebooks.Cut out the paper pieces as directed.Cut one piece of printed ribbon 6: long.Cut the remaining length into 4″ long pieces.
Mark each hole with a pencil mark.Draw a line 1/8″ from the top of the paper at the pencil marksUsing a small hole punch (not the regular size), punch holes at each pencil mark. Make a small slit with scissors from the edge of the paper to the the hole you punched. Continue across the paper.Using a glue stick glue the paper to the front of the notebook, making sure the holes match. Glue around the edge of the entire piece of paper.
Glue the 3.5×6″ paper to the bottom of the notebook.
Glue on embellishment.
Fold a 4″ piece of ribbon in half and slide over the ring to form a knot. Pull tight.
Arrange the ribbons so there is a bit of each ribbon pattern throughout the top.
It is very useful to use a toothpick and put a small dab of glue under the ribbon knot to ensure they stay in place.
Now you have a terrific gift for any occasion!
The supply list and complete instructions follow.
Thank you Dorthy again for another great craft!
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