Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Making Kit

 Start off by painting the top and bottom of a suitcase style box and then adding vinyl lettering or scrapbook stickers tot he top of the case

I made rougly 15 books for in the case and here is how:

1.  Cut scrapbook paper into different sizes and folded them in half to make the covers. 
2.  Cut printer paper a bit smaller to fit just inside the covers.

3.  About a half inch from the folded edge I sewed the book together andthen tied the ends.

and they look like this when they are finished:

Now for the finishing touches for the book making kit: Add cute erasers and pencils, fun stickers, colored pencils, crayons,  and a pencils sharpener.

The last thing I decided to do was take a pencil pouch and add velcro dots to it and stick it to the back of the lid so it can be removed easily but then put back when my little princess is done creating.  My boys liked it so much I think I will be making a boy version soon!