Monday, December 16, 2013

Dollar Spot Stocking Stuffer Tutorial

Happy Monday! With only a little over a week before Christmas I wanted to share a quick and fun stocking stuffer idea with you. Chrismtas is at our house, so I like to make sure the adults are as well covered as the kids, with 8 adults here for Christmas that can get a little crazy and expensive. So I like to come up with help Santa come up with some affordable ideas.

So when I  saw these adorble journals in the dollar section of Target, I knew I had to grab them! So I grabbed enough for all the women in our family and knew I could come up with something fun with them!

When I had the house to myself for a moment or two I took them out and went to work. This really is the fun part for me. I got these out with NO idea what I would do with them, so I just took out some supplies that I thought may work. I really love these metal letters but they didn't end up working on my project today, but I did find these basic grey alpha letters that ended up working well! That is what I LOVE about my Studio Calico kits, I often have supplies left over for on the whim projects li
ke this!

From there I started to push around my supplies until it started to come together. I love having basic supplies on hand like doilieslarge white tags , non-stick snips, tiny attatcher & refills.

From there I just sewed together some bits of fabric, tags, ribbons etc while adding a tag and a letter. I used this firs journal as a template to quickly put together my other journals! Once i hit this point it came together very quickly. 

At this point I thought it might be fun to add a button closure to add an extra special detail (I am sorry but I am a sucker for anything with a button on it!). So I pulled out a grey button along with my Amy Tangerine sewing kit. 

I don't mind the messy look of this, to me it goes with the front! So I simply added some washi and twine and used my sewing machine to secure them to the back cover. 

Then pulling the twine around the front, I simple wrapped them around the button to close the journal. 

Super easy, personalized gift!! Once you get started on these I promise you will whip them out in a couple minuets, and they are so much fun to make! Who wouldn't love this personalized journal on Chrismtas morning? 

Thanks for stopping by! And remember, if you make one, 
let me know! I would love to leave some love!



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