Need a Quick Gift Idea? Make a Money Notebook

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This project is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion.

As we head out of graduation season, I am excited to share with you what I created for my nephew. He’s getting ready to take on a big challenge called high school. To make it even tougher, he is on scholarship to play basketball at a local private school. I couldn’t be more proud to be his aunt. I try to give them crafty projects that have a cool twist, so I researched creating a notebook of some kind. Then I thought – MONEY! How awesome would that be? Here is what you’ll need to make the coolest gift giver ever that’s perfect for any occasion.

Materials:

  • Leftover chipboard from packaging
  • Matte medium (or you can use rubber cement)
  • Patterned paper (I used basketball textured paper from DCWV)
  • Mini binder clips
  • Money (I used 25 crisp one dollar bills)

Instructions:

Adhere your chipboard to your patterned paper using the matte medium.

Next you need to create a stack in this order – cover, bills, back cover. Clip them around the top that will be connected as the notebook.  Add a line of glue and spread it with your finger. You’ll want to do this about 4-5 times and let each layer dry between coats. Wipe the cover and back clean with a dry cloth if you get glue on it.

Let the entire notebook dry for about 30 minutes and unclip it. You’re all set!

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I can’t tell you how cool he thought this was. I left the cover and back blank so he could stick it in his pocket. The inside is perfect to write a short message to the recipient. I hope you give this a try when you’re thinking of a gift for a teenager or recent grad.

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