Cracker Box (Wheat Thin Boxes Work Great), Bone Folder or Plastic Card, Scissors, Ruler and Pencil, Scrapbook Paper, Foam Paintbrush, Printer Paper about 20 sheets, Stapler, Craft Glue, 1 Yard Ribbon, 8” Ribbon, Small Silk Flowers, Buttons
- Make the book cover: Begin by
opening the cracker box so it is completely flat. Fold the box in half matching the edges
together. Press down the fold-seam with
a bone folder, hard plastic card or your fingernail. Using a ruler as a guide,
trim the box so it is 7.5” tall and 11.5” wide.
- Trim the scrapbook paper to
7.5” x 11.5”. Coat the back of the paper
with Mod Podge. Position the paper on
the cardboard. Top-coat with a coat of
Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out
any air bubbles. Smooth your
brushstrokes. Allow to dry.
- Make the papers: Trim the
printer paper to 7.5” tall and 11” wide.
Stack the papers and fold in half.
Place the papers into the book.
Working through all the layers of the paper, staple them to the seam of
- Create a ribbon tie by
folding the ribbon in half. Place the
ribbon in the center of the book. Match
the fold line with the seam of the book.
Glue the ribbon to the front in back of the book.
- Cover the seam edge of the
book with a piece of ribbon. Glue half
the ribbon to the front and half to the back of the book.
- Add flower and button
embellishments by gluing flowers with button centers down the ribbon on the