Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gettin my frugal craft on...........



It is Frugal Friday over at the Shabby Nest,...so I decided that it was time to get crafty. This is just another take on a cloth covered journal, but they are very inexpensive and make such cute little girlie gifts that I decided to have a few on hand.




I purchased a little diary from the dollar section at Target, and rounded up everything else around my house. My favorite part,...vintage shell buttons that I scavenged off of my mom years ago.




Cloth covered the journal good old elementary school style. Finished the inside off with some classy paper.



Glued a grosgrain ribbon in the middle all of the way around so that the book can be tied shut. Gives you that oh so satisfying false sense of security.:)



And finished it off with lots of little buttons. Just craft glued them right on there. I like her,...she's fancy. Kind of has that 'sitting on a side table in an old french cottage' sort of feel.




10 comments:

Protege said...

It is beautiful. A lovely gift for little girls, but big girls like me love it too.;)
You are crafty and you are frugal. And very talented.
Have a lovely Friday dear Holly,
xo
Zuzana

Kimberly said...

great idea!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How pretty! Love that you took something frugal and made it fabulous. I can see these in my girl's Easter baskets - such a great idea!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Very pretty...and you know, you could turn around and sell it in a boutique for oodles!! Great job!

MamaBug said...

Very pretty! I'm with Wendy, you could sell those.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This turned out just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
And your little princess with her new haircut is just too-cute-for-words!!! She looks adorable!
M.L.

My Loss/Their Gain said...

Cute idea!!! Oh, and Happy Birthday. :)

Samantha said...

I love the journal!

Happy birthday, by the way : )

Marla said...

happy Birthday! I like your book cover too! Marla

Scottfamily said...

Sometimes it's the simple ideas that add so much joy. I love a beautiful journal and the satisfaction that I prettied it up rather than paying way too much is even sweeter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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