Customise Your Kraft Brown Sketchpads

Decorated Kraft Sketchbook Covers #howto #diy
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Get ready to go back to school or college next week by personalising and customising your sketchpads and note books, the perfect way to spend the last few days of the holidays when it’s a bit rainy outside  . . .

How to Customise Your Kraft Brown Sketchpads

Idea One – With washi tapes and ribbons!

Decorated Sketchbook Covers #howto #diy

You will need

How to make

  1. Choose seven brads. Poke them through the opening edge of the cover in a vertical line. (Tip! Brads can be sharp, so mind your fingers when you do this – and don’t place them too near the edge!).
  2. Cut two lengths of washi tape in any designs you want to the same height as your sketchpad, and stick down vertically next to the brads (use a ruler if necessary to get them straight).
  3. Cut a length of adhesive ribbon the height of your sketchpad and stick in place vertically next to the brads/washi tape (use a ruler if necessary to get them straight).
  4. Add alphabet stickers spelling out the greeting or phrase you would like to have displayed on the front.

Idea Two – Get stamping!

Decorated Kraft Sketchbook Covers #howto #diy

You will need

How to make

  1. Choose a bright colour of adhesive ribbon and cut in flag shapes to different lengths (I have cut 15 in a variety of lengths between one and three centimetres). Stick them across the top length of the sketchpad.
  2. Take a heart blackboard sticker (use chalk or a chalkpen to customise it if you want), an adhesive wooden shape in any design you like and any other stickers you want to use.
  3. Use the alphabet stamps to personalise the book for whatever use you want. Ours is for a French exchange trip.
  4. Use any two pictures or photos you want, and trim to eight centimetres square and frame with the polaroid photo frame stickers.
  5. Add the alphabet letters to spell out your greeting.

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