Ten Minute Craft Idea ~ Thanksgiving Notebook
Nobody likes dry turkey. It’s the fat drippings that make it juicy and delicious! However, not all drippings are desired, especially those stemming from a broken pipe. Recently the city turned off the water in my complex to repair a broken pipe. When the water came back on, my one toilet tank would not fill up with water. I didn’t know why since it worked prior to the water being turned off. So I called my handy brother-in-law who is very good at fixing things. Turns out there was a piece of debris that was trapped in between the pipe and the floor valve. When the water was turned on, the debris was pushed sideways and caused the blockage of water. While removing the valve and then the debris, the pipe broke. That’s when this 20 minute job turned into a two day job with several trips to Home Depot and a hole in my ceiling with water dripping down from the pipes! The pipe has been fixed and the hole will be patched up tomorrow, but I am thankful that there will be no drip, drip, drippings this Thanksgiving! Now that’s something I can write about in my “Give Thanks” notebook, which only took me 10 minutes to make. I loved it so much, I decided to make one for my Thanksgiving guests to take home with them.
Welcome your guests with this Thanksgiving craft idea. They’ll “thank you” for it!
1 small notebook per guest
3 scrapbooking paper (coordinating patterns)
Embellishments & stickers
Paper plate or small plastic cup
Make sure your notebooks are free of debris. Take your scrapbooking paper and tear into small pieces. Working with one notebook at a time, place scrapbooking pieces on top of your notebook to get the design you want. Be sure to alternate your patterned paper creating a coordinated look. Trim any pieces that overlap the edges of the notebook, so you have a clean edge. Remove the paper and place it to the side in the same design pattern, so you can work quickly.
Pour some Mod Podge® onto a paper plate or in a small plastic cup. Take your sponge brush and dip into the Mod Podge® and brush onto your notebook covering the exterior. While the surface is still wet and tacky, place paper onto the notebook as you recreate your original design. Be sure to brush Mod Podge® under any overlapping pieces so it adheres to the surface. Once all the scrapbooking paper is in place and the notebook covered, brush Mod Podge® onto the entire exterior, creating a top coat of protection. Let notebook dry. Complete these steps until all your notebooks are covered.
Once your notebooks are dry add any embellishments to create a finished look (I used a 3D sticker and paper flower to give a pop to the book). Feel free to write a special message on the inside if you choose. Place notebook at each placesetting.
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalms 136:1