Plaid Mod Podge Recycled Sketch Journal

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by Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza, Plaid

Plaid Mod Podge Recycled Sketch Journal

Turn a cracker box into a journal!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the Mod Podge.
  • 2
    Open the wheat cracker box so it is completely flat. Fold it in half matching the edges together. Press down the fold-seam with a bone folder. Using a ruler as a guide, trim the box so it is 7-1/2 inch tall and 11-1/2 inch wide.
  • 3
    Trim the cardstock to 7-1/2 inch x 11-1/2 inch. Coat the back of the cardstock with Mod Podge. Position the cardstock on the wheat cracker box. Top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brushstrokes. Allow to dry.
  • 4
    Trim the computer or copy paper to 7-1/2 inch tall and 11 inch wide. Stack the pieces of computer or copy paper and fold in half. Place the papers into the wheat cracker box so it looks like a journal. Working through all the layers of the computer or copy paper, staple them to the seam of the cover.
  • 5
    Cut about a yard of ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half. Place the ribbon in the center of the wheat cracker box/journal. Match the fold line with the seam of the wheat cracker box/journal. Glue the ribbon to the front in back of the wheat cracker box/journal.
  • 6
    Cover the seam edge of the wheat cracker box/journal with another piece of ribbon. Glue half the ribbon to the front and half to the back of the wheat cracker box/journal.
  • 7
    Remove shanks from the flower buttons with the wire cutters. Glue the flower buttons down the ribbon on the front.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 16 oz. Matte 104107939
  • Martha Stewart Crafts 5 inch Bone Folder 104072707
  • Empty & Clean Wheat Cracker Box
  • Computer or Copy Paper (about 20 pieces should be sufficient)
  • Cardstock (such as the Turquoise Sheet with Flowers from within Authentique 12 inch x 12 inch Paper Pad Radiant Collection 104837896)
  • Buttons such as Dress It Up Buttons Swirl Center Flowers 104507170
  • Morex Organdy Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 10 yard Cerise 104192166
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Loew Cornell 2 inch Foam Brush 104114531
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104148018
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil