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I know for many of you school is back in session, but our kids don’t go back until after Labor Day! We are already super busy though. I have volunteered to be PTA President this year so things are already ramping up! Luckily, both of the kiddos are excited to go back. As a matter of fact, my sweet girl was so excited to be starting Kindergarten she insisted on carrying around her backpack full of supplies after we bought them. It seems like the supplies lists get longer and longer each year, am I right? And just about every list I saw this year required a composition notebook.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of cute ones out there, but the least expensive versions are always dull and kind of boring. You know the kind – the one we had as kids. 😉
I hate to pay a premium for pretty, so I was so excited when I saw this idea Melissa wanted to share. She is so creative! And I especially love how customizable this is because we all know how kid’s tastes change from year to year.
Take it away Melissa!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Composition Notebook
White Paper Card Stock
Mod Podge- Gloss Luster (dries clear)
Cut the card stock to fit the size of the notebook cover (and back if you decide to do both sides).
Brush Mod Podge onto the notebook cover and carefully place the card stock on top, use your hand to smooth it out.
Use various colors of chalk in gradient tones to color in the card stock.
Lightly wipe with the baby wipe to blend the colors.
Color again if needed, touch up areas, blend again.
Paint mod podge over the colored area taking care to keep brush strokes as smooth as possible.
Note* Do not worry about how it looks at this point, it will dry clear!
Sprinkle glitter on areas of your choice.
Allow to dry.
Decorate the spine with washi tape, this will look cute and protect the edge of the card stock/notebook cover.
Melissa is the amazing blogger behind How to… This and That – you can find her site here.
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- Shrinky Dink Initial Key Chain Project
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark
- Wind Chime Craft
- Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes