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Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

6 March 2013 894 views 2 Comments

by rhonda

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

When it came time to think of Easter crafts this year, I knew I wanted to do something with my stash of craft foam. When I found a pile of composition notebooks I bought for cheap back in the fall, I decided that an Easter-egg-inspired notebook was in order. I'm giving it to my friend's son as a gift, so I added his name to the front cover as well!

Project estimate:

  • Craft foam, on hand or $1 and up
  • Composition book, $1
  • Foam letter stickers, $1
  • Glue, on hand
  • Edging scissors, on hand

Total: $2 and up

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

Choose craft foam in a variety of springy, bright colors. I had lots to choose from - I always buy more than I need every time I use it for a project and somehow I've amassed quite a stack!

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

Trace the covers of the notebook onto two sheets of craft foam in the same color.

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

Cut the foam pieces out and glue them to the front and back of the notebook.

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

Use scrapbook edging scissors in various patterns to cut stripes of foam on other colors. Cut two of each color so you can make matching stripes on the front and back. I also cut one strip with straight edges that I used for adding a name.

Tutorial: Easter Egg Composition Book

Glue the stripes to the covers and trim any excess foam around the edges as needed.

As an optional final touch, use foam stickers to add the recipient's name or the sentiment of your choice to the front cover.

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2 Comments »

  • condo blues said:

    What a great Easter basket stuffer idea that is useful long past Easter!

  • Craft Project: Easter Egg Inspired Composition Notebook | Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    […] This week I dove head first into my Easter crafting.  Not only did i make my faux Easter egg terrarium, I also gave a composition book an Easter-egg-inspired makeover.  This will be a gift for my friend’s son Jack so I added his name to the front cover as well, but you could go any number of directions with this basic idea; add polka dots across the stripes, make bold zig-zag shapes, or whatever your heart desires – there are just as many options as decorating an actual Easter egg!  If you want to see all of the details, head over to Dollar Store Crafts, where I posted a full how-to!  [go to the tutorial] […]