Today I’m going to share with you my technique for making these fun journals. Not only are they inexpensive to make, but once you get the hang of it, you can make them pretty fast. So, let’s get started!
The first thing to do is take your decorative scrapbook paper and attach it to the front of the notebook. Do this by taking strips of double-sided tape and placing it on the outer edge of the four sides of the notebook. Be sure to get the tape close the the edges. Carefully put your paper in place by lining it up with the black binding of the notebook. The paper should be overlapping the other three sides of the notebook. Press firmly.
With a scissors, trim the paper at both corners.
The next step is to attach the ribbon to the front. Squeeze a thin line of fabric glue out where the binding and paper meet. Press the ribbon into place. Trim the ends.
Now take some of the ribbon and tie a little bow. Keep the bow loose because the next step is to take a 4” piece of embroidery floss (that matches the ribbon), and loop it through the knot of the bow. With that in place, you can now tighten the bow up. Next, take the embroidery floss and thread it through your charm. Leaving a little room for the charm to dangle, tie the ends of the floss together with a tight knot.