Hello, friends! Are you also working like crazy on Christmas gifts? Every year I give my kids a new sketchbook or notebook to write in, and this year I thought it would be fun to make it myself! I love the idea of each of my kids having their own personalized DIY notebook for the year. They can use it to draw, write down ideas and thoughts, or just color when they need something to do. My kids have such different personalities, I love the idea of creating something unique just for them. And encouraging them to write and draw is just another added bonus!
If you aren't familiar with Mod Podge Hard Coat sealer, it hands down one of my favorite Mod Podge products. My kids are . . . well kids! The are rough on just about every surface in our house. It's important to me that if I am going to put a lot of time into this project, that I create something that will last. The Mod Podge Hard Coat is the perfect solution. It works as a sealer, glue, and durable finish. It's just the thing to keep my handmade books safe.
Adventure Themed DIY Notebook
To make my book, I started with a few supplies. A doily punch, embellishments, paint brush, and a blank sketchbook. You probably have most of these things lying around the house!
Next, punch out a paper doily, or use one that you have on hand. Apply a think coat of Mod Podge Hard Coat to the back of the doily, and adhere it to you book. I love how it looks wrapped around the book!
After wrapping it around, apply another thin coat to the top.
That's it! This DIY notebook gift idea is so easy! My oldest is going to LOVE it. She loves to draw, and she is such an adventurer. I just love creating gifts that help showcase how much I love and appreciate others. Now I am off to make more! Maybe I need to make these for close friends and family too. I better get craftin'! 😉
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