Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Gift Guide: DIY Decoupaged Notebook

Can you believe it? Christmas is only 10 days away!
If you're still trying to come up with that special something, we've got a great idea for a gift your kids can make themselves (with only a little help!). This decoupaged notebook is pretty, personalized, and easy on your wallet.

First, find a plain notebook (or sketchbook) that you can decorate. You might even have one laying around at home! Draw a border around the edges.
Have your kids pick out images from magazines that remind them of the gift-receiver, or choose some special photographs to print out. Photos should be cut into squares that will fit into the designated box.
Your kids can now arrange the pictures on the notebook, and once they have decided on the composition, they can glue them on. Then comes my favorite part...the modge-podge!
It's a good idea to do a few layers of modge-podge, and allow for adequate drying time between each coat. You can even have your little one inscribe the inside cover with a special message before wrapping this beauty, and placing it under the tree!

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