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A great gift for an arty friend.

Posted by Shirin L. from Hong Kong, Hong Kong • Published See Shirin L.'s 39 projects »

  • Step 1

    Use your paintbrush and splash acrylic paint all over a large sheet of sketch paper. This will cover your notebook. Allow it to dry.

  • Step 2

    Take your black construction paper and fold it in half. Cut it into your desired square or rectangle shape, this will be the inner cover of your notebook.

  • Step 3

    Cut as many pages of sketch paper as you like using your black construction paper cover as a template.

  • Step 4

    Stitch your pages together using the needle and thread, including the black cover.

  • Step 5

    Cut your painted cover into a wavy shape, make sure it is smaller than your black notebook cover. Glue it onto the back of your book but leave the front free.

  • Step 6

    Poke a hole in the painted cover of the notebook then thread your large bead through. Poke another hole and bring the thread through to the other side. Both strings should be facing the back of the notebook.

  • Step 7

    Tie a double knot at the back of the painted cover. Wrap the remaining string around the notebook and then around the bead. You're done!

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Shirin L.
Shirin L. · Hong Kong, HK · 41 projects
Thanks! Happy More tutorials coming soon. If you made a version of this project please post it. I'd love to take a peek at it Happy
neverfly27 · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 6 projects
very creativeHappy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
beautiful , and sooo smart and handy ,thank you for your sharing and the tute!!! love it;-D

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