We all have that overpacked junk drawer filled with pens, rubber bands, candles and I guess mine has a ton of unused old journals. What do we do with these long forgotten relics? Repurpose them!!!! Let me show you a quick DIY that will have your old throwaway journal looking better than new.
To start you will need an old journal, some contact paper and scissors.
Lay the contact paper flat and trace around the outside of the journal.
Don’t forget to open up the journal and trace around the whole thing. Also give some extra space so you can fold the contact paper over later.
Cut it out.
Peel the backing from the paper.
Attach it to the journal
Fold the excess paper to the inside of the journal’s cover.
Here’s the finished journal!!! Now,what to write; gratitude, poetry, a novel? Only time will tell. What are some things you would write? Tell me everything!
Watch me craft on the Joanne Powell Show. Check it out on wcom.com under Hollywood Live at 1pm February 10,2016.
I’m all about the details and in preparing for this engagement party pink water color is a standout theme. This was a pretty easy craft with a super adorable outcome.
First I headed out to Michael’s and grabbed some $1 wooden sporks. Easy!
Then I just grabbed my handy flat brush and some pink winter color and went to work. I started at the tip of the handle and painted a tough stroke toward the prongs of the fork. I made sure the paint didn’t end in a perfectly square line. The jagged edges add some character.
Let them dry and it’s time to party!
I have been painfully absent for the past few weeks. Engagement parties, trips, wedding planning, business meetings, and tons of crafting projects have kept me super busy. But I’m back!!! And I’m excited to announce that my traverses brought me to the fabulous Joy Cho’s book signing in Los Angeles. Well, I live in LA so I didn’t have to travel that far.
Her book is possibly the cutest accumulation of crafts and adorableness I’ve ever owned and I own a lot of Martha Stewart magazines. The book, in a nutshell, is about bettering the lives of those around you through creativity and beautiful things. That’s what I’m all about and now I’m super motivated to just, be better.
The whole shebang took place at the West Elm in Beverly Hills. This is actually one of my favorite furniture and nick nack spots, so I was doubly excited!
I got there early and it was a pretty active crowd. It got the the point where it was super difficult to walk around. Joy brings a pretty big crowd.
Then I became pretty obsessed with their paper cup garlands.
I got to eat salted caramel ice cream with chocolate “gravel” from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Finally the piece de resistance, I got to chat with Joy. Super sweet and motivational!
I’ve always loved bangles and have long been obsessed with this hamsa charm. So, I created this simple braided bracelet and I’ll teach you how.
After tying a knot in the three strands use a clamp to hold it still. I tied a bead to the top for closure. Start braiding until you are approximately half way down the string. Then add a bead-or more-to each string and braid away. Add a cute charm and beads to the other side-this keeps the charm in place. Keep braiding and tie the end into a loop just big enough for the bead to fit through. You’re Done, Simple!!!