So how cute is this cover? If you’re looking for an easy Back To School craft, we’ve got some good ones. My new friend Angela is gonna help us out with some easy crafts that anyone can do but warning: she’s a Cricuit-aholic so if you are too this is gonna be right up your alley! I’ll let her talk:
Hi, I’m Angela. I want to start off sharing a bit about myself so you can get to know me. I love to craft and do anything with my hands. I get to stay home with our two little girls. They keep me very busy so I try to craft during nap time or when I get a chance. My four year old crafts with me and knows how to use every tool.
I love making gifts and trying to save money every way possible. I always try to find a sale and I have a hard time paying full price for anything. My favorite tools to craft with are my Gypsy, Cricut Expression, Cuttlebug, Stamps, & Copic Markers.
God is a huge part of my life. My husband and I are pastors at an amazing church. I am very involved with the Nursery, Young Adults, Worship Team and run our Young Adult Cafe. So even though I “stay home” life is always busy, but I love what I do.
Today I have an Altered Composition Notebook to share with you. Composition Notebooks are super inexpensive around school time. You can find them for 50 cents or less. So I want to share with you a fun way to dress one up. This could be a great teacher gift. The options are endless. Use your creativity and see what you come up with.
1) Pick out some pattern paper, color scheme, or theme for your project.
2) Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Glue, with a foam brush, to the front of the notebook. Don’t put glue on the binding tape of the book. (I let that Black Blinding Tape show on my final project because if you cover it with paper it doesn’t bend well.) Only do one side at a time.
3) Then trim the extra paper off with an exacto knife.
4) Glue the back cover on.
5) Then trim the extra paper off with an exacto knife.
6) Sand the edges to give it a finished look.
7) Tie Ribbon around the front cover.
8) Place the sticker letters “teacher” on the edge of a ruler to make sure they are lined up and are spaced just right. Then press them in place and remove the ruler.
9) I cut out stars from the extra pattern paper I used on the back of the cover. Then I adhered them on both sides of the word “teacher” to help bring the project together.
I happened to have some Pencil Stickers so I used them on the ribbon to finish up the project.
This is a very inexpensive fun project to make. Even let the kids help you make one for their teacher. You could also make one for shopping lists, Christmas Planning, Notes & so much more. I love finding Pattern Paper with different designs to make these notebooks unique. There is nothing better than a homemade gift.
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