I’m so thrilled to have a wonderfully sweet friend here to share a fabulous DIY craft/gift idea with you today. I’ve known this girl for less than four months and I just love her. I know you will too!
Take it away girl…
My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart!
I am the mother of four boys, and married to an amazing man who loves DIY projects like I do!
To say the least, there is a ton of testosterone flying around my home! So my blog has been an outlet for me to share my girly, crafty side.
I love to create. Whether it be a new room design, a furniture makeover, or a cute little notebook like I am sharing with you today. Creating makes me happy!
I know that you have heard a lot about Blissdom in blogland lately. Well, I had the privilege of attending Blissdom for the second year in a row.
She has been my online friend for the past two years, and I was so excited to finally meet her in person. My sister and I decided to make her a little “roomie goody bag”.
Since you take a lot of notes in the conferences at Blissdom, I decided to make Richella a personalized notebook.
I found this great little notebook and pen set at Marshall’s. They were perfect because they were exactly the colors of Richella’s blog!
I printed the logo of Richella’s blog onto computer paper and used Modge Podge to adhere it to the front of the notebook.
After it dried a little, I added a coat of Modge Podge over the top of the paper. (Later, I also put a thin layer of Modge Podge over the whole front cover of the notebook just to give it a uniform look.)
I bought three different kinds of ribbon from Hobby Lobby (50% off) in the same colors as the notebook. They were a dollar a piece.
Then I just cut the ribbon in small pieces and attached them to every third ring on the notebook. Easy-peasy!
After I added all of the ribbons, I could tell that the notebook needed something else….some bling!!
So I blinged out Richella’s logo with these great self-sticking Gemstones from Hobby Lobby. They can be found in the scrapbooking section. They were not half off, but with my 40% off coupon, I got them for $1.80. (Sorry for the blurry picture…oops!)
The best part is that they were self-sticking. And believe me, those babies are stuck on there GOOD!
Ooooh-la-la…Don’t the gemstones just make it? I really loved the way it turned out.
And Richella said she got a ton of compliments on it at Blissdom. (I hope she wasn’t just being nice!) 🙂
I love it so much, I am thinking about making one for myself with my blog logo!
I got my notebook at Marshall’s for about $4.00, but this would be a great project to do with a dollar store notebook. It would only cost about $6.00 total to make a personalized gift for someone!
Thanks for letting me hang out with you today!
I hope you come visit me sometime at Beneath My Heart.
Have a blessed day!
Thank you Traci for this amazing craft! Now I want to make one for myself! 🙂 Y’all go check out Traci’s fabulous blog!