Journal with paperclip

Dear Fellow Journalers,

I came across this post last year and had to share it with you. The new school year is almost upon us and this craft really fits the bill. I found it in crafts unleashed.



Supplies needed to make your own DIY journal teacher gift:

DIY-journal-for-teacher-Crafts-Unleashed-2I started my DIY journal by decorating the edges with the ruler washi tape.

DIY-journal-for-teacher-Crafts-Unleashed-3I placed a chalkboard label in the middle of the journal and wrote the teacher’s name using a chalk ink marker. I love chalk ink markers because once the ink is dried it doesn’t come off unless you use a little water.  It gives you that look of chalk without the mess or worry of smudging! Win-win!

DIY-journal-for-teacher-Crafts-Unleashed-4The paperclips were very easy to  make. I used the Snap! Life brads and removed the metal prongs off the back of the brad by twisting them.  I used a generous amount of hot glue and placed the paperclip to the back.  I think it makes for some very fun and unique paper clips or even a place marker!

DIY-journal-for-teacher-Crafts-Unleashed-5I placed the clips on different pages and wrapped the entire DIY journal with a big red ribbon.  You can add a pencil or a nice pen for a finishing touch.  I think it makes such a fun little DIY journal and can’t wait to give it to my son’s new teacher this year!




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