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This little journal is much cuter than the photo shows.
You will need fabric scraps that are 4" long, a piece of fabric large enough to cover the notebook cover, a scissor, glue, clear contact paper, ruler and notebook with a chunky oversized coil binding.
Measure the notebook cover.  Cut the fabric to that size.  Cut a piece of clear contact paper about an inch larger on each side. Take the paper off the contact paper and lay in sticky side up on a table.  Take the fabric and place it UPSIDE
down on the contact paper placing it all the way to the edge of the side that will
 butt the coil binding.  Put a small amount of glue on the notebook cover.  Position
the fabric/contact paper in place.  Bring the edges of the contact paper around
the cover and stick them in place.  You may want to trim the corners on the contact paper to have it be less bulky.  If you are using a plastic covered notebook, you might need to use clear packaging tape to hold the contact paper in place.
Take the fabric strips and tie one to each individual coil.  Trim if necessary.
These little journals would make cute gifts for kids to make for friends, sisters
 or for moms as Mother's Day gifts.  Boys would like these as well if you use
fabric that has tractors, fire trucks or other appealing novelty fabrics.
 

 


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