While Clara was napping, Emily and I made this very special recipe journal for Grandma. Emily thought this would be a particularly useful gift, and I had to agree! Added bonus — We recycled some beautiful paper that was FREE!!
Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Recipe Journal
April 20, 2010 by
Not many people seem to know about this, but if you’re looking for some gorgeous good-quality paper a great source is your local paint store. I went to our local Sherwin-Williams and asked if they had any wallpaper sample books that were discontinued. Many times they are more than happy to pass them along to someone who could use them instead of having them sent to a landfill. I got three HUGE books!!
I cut the wallpaper sample pages from the book, and Emily applied lots of glue stick to the front cover of a plain composition notebook ($0.50).
Glue down the paper and press! Repeat with the back cover.
Now, it’s a grown-up’s job to trim the excess paper with an exact-o knife.
Emily then glued some wallpaper border to the front cover. I added some black duct tape to the binding, and trimmed the excess.
Emily loved using the stamps to create the word “recipes” on a leftover paint chip.
Glue the label to the cover, and you’re done!
My head is swirling with countless craft ideas involving these fun wallpaper samples… Oh, the possibilities!!