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YOU WILL NEED/SUPPLIES
HOW TO ASSEMBLE

Trace headings in pretty fonts.

Install (free) decorative fonts then print and trace heading words like days of the week or months.

Hint: We used “bromello” from http://www.dafont.com.

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Pre-make fabric stickers to mark occasions.

Little hearts, banners, and speech bubbles are perfect to write on, peel, and stick to decorate your journal pages.

Hint: Click here for fabric sticker instructions.

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Monogram the front.

Use a letter cut out as a stencil to cut from a denim patch and iron on.

Hint: If the front of your journal can’t be ironed, use a Peel n’ Stick sheet instead.

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Use bookmarks.

Fabric scraps, buttons, and leftover felt are perfect for making pretty and handy bookmarks.

Hint: Click here for inspiration and instructions.

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Make a fabric cover.

Make a fabric cover.

Start by cutting a piece of fabric matching the height of your journal and spanning both cover sides (with an extra 5” / 12.7 cm overhang).

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Use Peel n’ Stick tape to create decorative binding from a fabric in a coordinating colour or print and use to adhere fabric to journal along the edges, as shown.

Hint: Cut a small u-shape from the tape at the spine of your journal to avoid excess.

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Add a ribbon closure.

Cut a length of ribbon (or double fold bias tape) long enough to wrap around your journal widthwise, plus 2½” (6.4 cm).

Wrap around spine with slack on one side. Add a dab of fabric glue between spine and ribbon to secure, then tie in a bow.

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Create tabs

Fold small square shaped sticky notes in half so that the sticky side folds against itself on the pages you want tabbed. Then write in tab headings.

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Embellish with rick rack.

Glue glittery rick rack in a design of your choosing.

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