Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY - Journal

A Coffee Sack...Re-purposed!
If you don't have any coffee sacks laying around your house, burlap from a craft store would work great!  You could even stamp letters on the outside!
I just happen to have a good friend that dropped a few off at my house last month.  I've been trying to decide how I was going to use them.  Since I've been creating journals lately...I decided to give it a try!
I do LOVE how they turned out!
Sew the burlap to cardboard, a piece of watercolor paper, or card stock...any of these will do.  This is just to make the journal cover a little more sturdy.
Paint and doodle the inside cover a little bit.  I used gesso and some spray mists.  Then, I doodled with my charcoal pencil.
Add a pocket with a little scrap of fabric.  Sew in your paper.  I just used the basic book-binding stitch with 3 holes, and tied it in the center.
I cannot wait to have these out at my booth in Ozark!  They are going to be so cute!  I have journals with ties of all colors!  Some of the journals even have the different coffee logos on the front cover!  If only I had a Starbucks bag...I'd keep a journal for myself!
Thanks for stopping by!
Expect miracles, laugh often and always color outside the lines!

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