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Fabric-Covered Handmade Journal with Pen Holder
I made this for a friend's Xmas 2007 present.

*printer paper
*card stock
*tacky craft glue
*large hankerchief or fabric

Makes approximately 8.5"x5.5" size journal.

Posted by Mishy Le Fleur from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States • Published See Mishy Le Fleur's 8 projects »
  • Step 1

    1)I took a bunch of copier/printer paper then cut them in half. I glued one side together with loads of tacky glue, spreading it evenly. I put some heavy books on top of the papers so they would stay together and let it sit for about an hour.

  • Step 2

    2)Then I made a book jacket with cardstock (folded) and glued the spine, applying pressure.

  • Step 3

    3)While I let the glue dry, I measured a hankerchief I got from the dollar store and covered the book with it. The extra fabric was used to create a bookmark (partially glued to the back page)and a tab with velcro and a pocket to hold the pen.

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KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
Great idea for a simple and inexpensive, yet thoughtful gift. I am going to show this to my son and suggest that he do this for his friends for Christmas with some Dale Earnhart fabric that was originally going to be a pair of sleep pants as all his friends are into Nascar.

Thanks for sharing your idea!

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