I chose to do a color book, and a little church book for my two baby boys, but really, the possibilities are endless.
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- juice can lids, washed and dried ***For one book, I used 8 lids. That’s only 4 cans of juice.***
- mod podge and foam brush
- scrapbook paper
- printed pictures
- distress ink
- paper trimmer
- book rings (I used 2 inch)
- 2 or 3 inch circle punch
1. After the lids are washed and dried, you are ready to make the holes. Using your power drill, carefully drill a hole as close to the lip of the lid as you can. You want it to be big enough for the ring to easily fit through, and have there be a little wiggle room so the lids will have maneuverability. If the edges are rough, carefully sand the edges of the hole.
2. COLOR BOOK: I printed the name of the color (using that color ink, font=Century Gothic) on white cardstock. The other side is just scraps of paper (polka dots and solids) I had in every color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)–plus black, brown, and pink.
QUIET BOOK: I opened a new Word document, then inserted the pictures I wanted to use, and re-sized them to fit the lids, and printed them out on white cardstock (not textured). For the other side, I just used scrapbook paper that I loved. I also made an extra lid for the front cover–with that scrapbook paper on the front and on the back. I also printed out a title (font=A Little Pot) for the front cover.
3. After you have printed everything you need, use your circle punch to cut them all out. Distress all the edges. Using your foam brush, mod podge the circles on to the lids. Let dry completely, then do the other side.
4. Once they are dry, slide the lids on to your book rings. I used the 2 inch size–I could have probably gotten away with the 1.5 inch size, but the lids are pretty thick, and I wanted plenty of space for them to move around.
5. Add your ribbon!