Give your grad his/her very own journal to celebrate the occasion! Find a cool book at the dollar store, then decorate the cover for a one-of-a-kind gift! Slip quotes and thoughts attached to matching accent papers in among the book pages. A pretty pen is all that is needed for friends and family to sign this personalized keepsake!
For each journal you will need
1 small book
1/4-inch grosgrain ribbon, for cover and bookmark
1 tassel, (ours was a keychain)
assorted stickers, accent papers,velum quotes, scrapbook embellishments
sissors, craft glue, scrapbook glue/tape
Using book cover design as a guide, glue printed ribbon in place, wrapping 1/2-inch to the inside cover. Add alphabet stickers to spell desired words. Glue 1/4-inch ribbon along the left side, covering raw end of the printed ribbon, and wrapping 1/2-inch to the inside cover on both ends.
For bookmark, glue a length of ribbon, 2-inches longer than the book, to the inside back cover. Allow to dry, then fold over several pages and allow to hang hang out of the bottom of the book. Trim to a point. Add stickers and embellishments, as desired. Glue tassel in place and allow to completely dry. Place velum quotes on top of accent papers and adhere with stickers. With scrapbook glue/tape, glue accent papers to various pages throughout journal.
Sources: Book, Tassel Keychain: Dollar Tree; Scrapbook embellishments, Stickers, Accent Papers, Printed Ribbon; Colorbok
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