What better way to start your New Year off then to help organize yourself with a fun little notebook. I have always loved the Moleskine notebooks. With their fun colors and their slim design, these notebooks are perfect to carry in your bag and use for jotting notes when needed. And I’m sure you can guess what I am going to say next … yes, I saw this cute idea on Pinterest – to embroider the cover of your notebook. I thought this would be a perfect craft for this month’s DIY and January’s theme of Health and Happiness. You can use this at work to jot notes and help keep yourself organized or, if your New Year’s Resolution is to get healthier, you can use it to keep track of your calories. I mean that is what many of us are doing, right?! And having something fun to track your calories in doesn’t make it seem quite as daunting. Or, you can use it for various other reasons. Whatever you choose, I am sure that you will love it! If you are a pinner too, be sure to share your crafts with me. I always love to see what others are working on. You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Crafting! Supplies • Moleskine notebook • Embroidery floss • Sharpie Ultra-Fine Tip marker (closely matching your floss) • Embroidery needle • Scissors How-to Step 1: Draw your design on the cover of your notebook. (1 min.) Step 2: Using your embroidery needle, punch holes in your design about ¼ inch apart. (5 min.) Step 3: Cut an 18 to 24 inch piece of floss. Separate the strands, so that you have two pieces of floss. (2 min.) Step 4: Thread your needle with the floss and, using a backstitch, stitch your pattern into the pre-punched holes. (5-10 min.) Step 5: At the points of the letters, make French knots. (3 min.) [nggallery id=271]
Jaime Hardesty is the Receptionist at M3 Group and a native of Michigan. When not crafting, she enjoys many of her other passions which include her two children, family, friends, antiquing, gardening, kayaking and bike riding.