With the holiday season quickly approaching, I always love being able to add a personal touch to small gifts that I pass to coworkers, friends, and the people that I volunteer with. This fun DIY notebook is the perfect little something – it only takes five to ten minutes to pull together once you have the supplies on hand.
– plain cover notebook – I used my favorite moleskines (roughly 8″ x 5″) that I grab at my local book store
– black ink pen
– fine tip paint brush
– metallic gold paint (I used Martha Stewart’s multi-surface metallic in pale bronze)
Sketch the outline of a diamond on the cover along with the word “ideas”.
Add a few lines out for shimmers.
Fill in the facets of the diamond, with the metallic paint and fine tip brush.
I left my sketched lines open to give the gem definition.
Add a few brush strokes of metallic paint for the shimmers.
Trace the word “ideas” in black ink.
Brilliant. And economical, too! Each notebook came out to roughly $4, with the paint around $3.50. Of course, one bottle of paint will make more notebooks than I will ever give this year.
I also love that I can customize them with several different designs – hopefully I’ll have a chance to check in and share some of the other ones that I come up with!
Happy crafted gift giving!