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On to the next DIY gift for November..
When I got married, I bought a pad of acid free drawing paper for our wedding guest tree..
The tree only needed one piece of paper so I was left with a whole big pad of it for a long time.
Then I discovered watercolor this year and finally found a good use for it. I made my own sketchbooks. I love it so much! Because it lies flat without those bulky springs and it’s very nice to use for painting or drawing. I made two different sizes for myself.
Since I love them so much I’ll be making one for a gift this Christmas 🙂
I made a 40 page sketchbook but you can always add more pages if you want.
Yeah… that was quite long… but I hope I taught you something there. 🙂 If something is not clear or if you have any questions, drop me a comment 🙂
For the final touch, I added a quirky pencil from typo and a kneaded eraser from popular bookstore. I also added my parol DIY Christmas card. I think it matches with the color of the sketchbook.
Then I made my own paper bag from manila paper. I stamped a wreath and wrote a greeting with my fail calligraphy. It looks ok but my calligraphy is soo bleh.. It blotted on the paper. But I will still use it.
I taped the pencil and eraser with washi tape (from Daiso ;)) on the sketchbook so it won’t move around inside the bag and puncture it.
placed everything inside and sealed with another washi tape.
That’s it! What do you think? 😀
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