There is something irreplaceable about a good journal. Personally, I have them all over our house. One in the car, a few at my desk....They help organize my thoughts (though I still remain disorganized!) And they make great gifts.
With Christmas on its way, I am thinking about how I can give a meaningful gifts to friends and neighbors without breaking the bank. I happened across simple kraft paper journals at IKEA a few weeks ago and they inspired this easy DIY project.
kraft paper notebooks (IKEA Välbekant)
holiday and alphabet stamps (similar Martha Stewart set here)
gold spray paint or stamp pad
While working with spray paint use in a well ventilated area. Spray paper plate with gold paint and apply to stamp. Stamp excess paint on scrap paper before stamping notebook. Sketch out or test the design before applying (or buy an extra notebook to experiment with!)