I got inspired this week by an upcoming activity I'm planning for the young women I work with at church. My friend that I work with as a youth leader and I decided we wanted to have a craft night for the girls, but we weren't sure what craft we would do. Then it came to me! With our church's general conference coming up, a simple composition notebook turned into a personalized journal would be inexpensive and inspirational! I couldn't help but make a sample of the craft especially so I would one for myself!
I started with a plain composition notebook (only 50 cents)
I then traced & cut paper that I wanted as my new cover. This is wrapping paper that I had (and love!), but any scrapbooking paper or contact paper could also be used.
Then I added a little adhesive to hold the new paper cover
To personalize it I added an initial cutout
I then added a some inspirational thoughts/values
Hmm...it seemed like it needed a cute ribbon closer, so I hot glued on this fun polka dot ribbon I had (yikes my glue gun looks grungy)
The final product! I can't wait to make this with the girls at church!