If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!
Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.
Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.
Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.
Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:
Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)
Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:
For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:
and add a trim:
And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!
Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel
XL Tape Runner
Super Stik Glue Stick
Papers and Embellishments