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RepurposeAJournal

Here is a fun, inexpensive craft meant to nourish your soul as you create it and as you use it to draw or write in. A big thanks to Hot Chocolate Press author Kelly Baugh and her daughter for sharing this craft. 

 

JournalSupplies

First Gather your supplies. You will need:
-A notebook
-At least one 1x1 ft sheet of pretty paper (its a good idea to have more just in case you use up the first sheet)
-Embellishments (washi tape, sparkles, trinkets, sequins, ect.)
-Mod Podge
-Something to smooth out creases (a Mod Podge roller works well)
-A newspaper
-Scissors
-A paint brush

 

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 With a pencil, trace along the front of the notebook on your piece of pretty paper. Cut out the outline.

 

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Repeat step two for the back of the notebook.

 

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Paint both the backside of your piece of paper and the notebook surface with Mod Podge.

 

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 Repeat step two for the back of the notebook.

 

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Paint Mod Podge all over the surface of the paper. Add embellishments on top of this layer of glue.
After positioning all additional embellishments on top, Mod Podge one more layer over everything.

 

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Paint both the backside of your piece of paper and the notebook surface with Mod Podge.

 

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Let the back side of the notebook dry,
and your new-old notebook is ready to use or gift!

 

Kelly Baugh is the author of Miss You Once Again and Granny Bob's Homestyle Cooking