Altered journal

Altered notebooks, the cheap version!
I use the composition notebooks you can purchase at Walmart for .89$ or at the Dollar store for $1!
Supplies list:
Composition notebook
2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper/cardstock
2 sheets of coordinating 8.5 x 11 paper
Glue stick, adhesives, or hot glue gun
Misc. ribbon, buttons, or charms to decorate
Step one:
Decide what colors will be used for the outside cover.
Step two:
For the color where the yellow is, cut it in half, creating 2 6 x 12 sheets of paper.
Step three:
Take the paper you are using (where I used the flowers), fold in half to go around the front and back side of the notebook. Using the glue stick, glue the paper down to the notebook.
Step four:
At the bottom and top sides, where the notebook is, you need to cut a slice in the paper to allow you to fold the excess to the other side. Glue the paper down.
Step five:
The papers you cut in half, you will be glueing to the front and back cover, again, folding the excess over to the other side. Glue the paper down.
Step six:
Take the 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, and glue to the inside cover (trimming if necessary), and again to the back cover.
Step seven:
Decorate the outside front cover with ribbon, buttons, or other items you might have available to you!
Hope you enjoy!
Lynda

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