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I wanted a cheap diary, and here's what I came up with!
The last diary I bought cost me £10 from PaperChase (and, although it is lovely, I can't be spending that money on a diary every time I fill the old one!)
hehe. So I bought a £1.50 notebook from Hobby Craft and decided to decorate it with my own taste...
and it cost next to nothing!!
Hope you enjoy the How To :D

Posted by Steph. from Reading, England, United Kingdom • Published See Steph.'s 138 projects »
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  • How to decorate an altered journal. A Personalised Diary For Me - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by laying out all of my materials and placing them where I wanted them to be.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. A Personalised Diary For Me - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then, when I was happy with what it looked like, I stuck down the ribbons first...

  • How to decorate an altered journal. A Personalised Diary For Me - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...then the name tag...

    (I used Double Sided Sticky Tape)

    Oh, and I cross stitched the name tag beforehand. Patterns of letters or names can be found on Google Images.

  • How to decorate an altered journal. A Personalised Diary For Me - Step 4
    Step 4

    ...then I stuck on the buttons and hey presto!!

  • How to decorate an altered journal. A Personalised Diary For Me - Step 5
    Step 5

    You're Done!

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Maria
Maria · Houston, Texas, US · 115 projects
I will definitely make this.
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
thats cool Happy thanks!
its really easy...
and oh - i will try and upload my picture of the 3 piece artwork as soon as i can Happy
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