It's Back-To-School Week at Little Birdie Secrets! I know, I keep complaining about summer being over, but I have to admit I love getting ready for a new school year. All the back-to-school supplies, new clothes--you'd forget my son's only in preschool with the way I carry on. To make the transition from summer fun to school days a little easier (for me), we thought it'd be fun to showcase some fabulous back to school accessories you can create to make going back to school exciting for your little munchkins (and the big ones, too). And if you put the Little Birdies link on your own blog and leave us a comment this week, we'll enter you in our giveaway! (Don't forget to give us your blog address!) You could win something from every post this week! Wahoo!
For our first back-to-school idea, we wanted to showcase a couple of easy, fun notebooks we dressed up a little.
There are so many cute notebooks out there these days, but you can easily take them from cute to stunning with a little ribbon. Most of the ribbon on this notebook came from scraps I'd saved from gifts or cards. Don't be afraid to include funky colors and prints you might not think match. The more ribbon the better! Don't forget to apply a little Fray Check to the cut edges to avoid major fraying.
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around and tie a bow, plus a little extra for the pen loops. Zigzag stitch the ribbon in measured spaces to accomodate pens and pencils (be sure to use the pen or pencil as a guide so it's the right size). Secure the rest of the ribbon to the book with a little MonoAdhesive or double-sized tape so it doesn't slip off.
We used a Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in the cover and place large eyelets at the top. Then we tied a little ribbon through them and attached a scrap of paper with a stylish paperclip. This would be so cute with the owners name on it instead of "notes."
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to take some notes. Some fabulous notes.
Don't forget to visit us again tomorrow for another back-to-school project, and to enter our giveaway!
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