Oh, this is one of my favorite little projects ever. I was trying to come up with something that would appeal to almost anyone for a holiday gift idea…and who can’t use a journal or notebook? These little journals are very inexpensive from Michaels…with a coupon I think I ended up paying under $3.00 each:
You can sketch a design or trace one using white chalk transfer paper (in the aisle at Michaels with all the other transfer papers):
I used a metallic Sharpie marker to draw the sketch that I transferred:
Another transferred design:
I used the transfer paper to draw these lines to write my text upon:
A damp paper towel will wipe the white transfer chalk right off once the design is finished:
A few of the designs I created for holiday gifts:
A great quote:
I used a roll of black kraft wrapping paper for the wrapping:
And the same Sharpie to create the designs:
Some natural colored twine is almost gold itself and matches very nicely:
A big thanks for Michaels for making this post possible!
- If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this year, check out Michaels gift guide.
- Not only did we get to make creative holiday gifts from Michaels, but we also decorated trees! If you haven’t gotten around to putting up your tree yet, the Michaels Makers Dream Tree Reveal and Decorating Tips posts are a must see.
- Can’t think of what you’re going to give your craftiest friends this season? There are some great projects on Michaels’ DIY Gift Ideas Pinterest boardthat might spark your interest!
Lovely idea. Anything and everything related to journaling is always great. Thanks for sharing.
I love journaling but I never thought to design one for someone else, thanks for the project present. They will be fun to make!
Lisa | Happy By says
These are gorgeous Ashley! I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love to receive a journal this pretty.