Monday, June 27, 2011

Make Do and Mend Mondays

Welcome to another Make do and Mend Monday!  Heidi has her post up over on her blog,  (and one of these days I'll really take time to learn to do tinyurls).  Heidi's make do is super fun this week and she used a forum that I hadn't thought to consider as a 'make do' area.  has a post that wowed me today, too, and inspired me to change something in my kitchen.  Go on over to Heidi's and see who all links up and by all means feel free to link here or to Heidi, but leave us a comment so we can see what you did for Make do and Mend.

My project was done last week but I saved it to show until today.  I was cleaning out the dresser last week when I came across this little notebook.  I bought it at the dollar store several years ago but never used it due to the seasonal nature of the cover.  Check out the photos of how I transformed it into a pretty 'new' notebook, using what I had on hand. 
I had the idea to use scrapbook paper to recover the hard covers of the notebook.
Didn't much care that the inside clashed so with the scrap paper....

That's the inside of the front cover...don't seem to have a photo of the inside back cover but it's just as pretty.
But the front should be the prettiest of all, right?
Now I have a lovely notebook to use for sermon notes or as a journal and won't be staring at Christmas wreaths year round!


Susan in SC said...

Very pretty! I know you will enjoy using this journal very much. I love covering journals to make them my own!

Heidi said...

That turned out so beautiful and is now totally unique. What a great idea for gifts too. Any notebook could be bought that is not expensive and made personal to who you need the gift for. Just beautiful!

Hugs from Holland ~