Monday, December 14, 2009
These journals are super easy and make great Christmas gifts! All you need is:
-thin cardboard/card stock
-needle and thread
Measure out the size of notebook you want to make and cut it out out of the card stock. Measure out about 4 or 5 pieces of paper slightly smaller than the cardboard (anymore and you won't be able to sew through them. Don't forget that it will be folded in half and double sided so you get more like 20 pages in total!)
Using a bone folder, fold the cover and the pages in half. Poke holes along the spine of both the cover and pages with a tack. Take a needle and thread and sew along the spine twice, like the photo below.
Then take some pens (or pencils, or paints!) and draw something on the covers. I drew monsters on mine.
Even kitties like them!