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Bandanna Covered Journal

Turn a composition notebook into a fashion statement with a bandana and start a whole new fashion trend at school.


Composition Notebook or any Cardboard Covered Book (Plastic Will Not Work)
Print Bandana
Fabric Glue or Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun
Liquid Starch
Rhinestones and Jewel-It and Toothpick
Assorted Lace and Rick Rack
Disposable Bowl or Large Zip-Lock Bag
Wax Paper


Note: Bandana will not be totally opaque. Notebook will show through a bit.

Lay out bandana with the right side down. Open up the composition book and place it face down on top of it. Draw a line around the book. Remove the book and cut your fabric approximately 1" bigger than the line you drew.

Pour about 1 cup of Linit Liquid Starch into a disposable bowl or large zip lock bag. Ball up the bandana and place it in the starch. Make sure fabric is completely saturated. Wring out some of the liquid but leave the fabric fairly wet. Smooth the fabric out, right side down, on wax paper.

Open up the composition notebook and place it, face up, on the bandana. It will stick to the book. Close it, smoothing out the fabric. Let it dry overnight. Cover may warp a little but should flatten when dry. If not, place a few books on top until it is flat again.

Glue lace all around the edge of the book. Glue rick rack on the middle to decorate. Glue on rhinestones using a toothpick to dab glue in place.

This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri at MakingFriends.com.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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