Category Archives: DIY & crafts

Wreck This Journal: In progress part V

Cover this page using only office supplies.

Glue random items here.

Tongue painting: Eat some colorful candy & lick the page.

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Collect the stamps off of all your mail.

Collect the stamps off of all your mail.

Wreck This Journal: In progress part IV

(Originally posted February 27th 2012)

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A place for your grocery lists.

Chew on this. (Whoops, apparently gave myself a papercut.)

Make a paper chain.

Create a drawing using a piece of your hair.

For that last one, I dragged a piece of my hair through some acrylic paint — Liquitex Basics if you’re interested — then placed it on the page. Then I closed the book and slowly pulled the hair out from between the pages.

Bookmarks using the corner(s) of an envelope.

Sometimes I discover an idea and recreate it, and have so much fun with it that I want to make tons more. In this case, I might actually do that since it’s a bookmark made from an envelope and bookmarks never take up a lot of room.

I saw the idea on a couple blogs, I probably found them through Pinterest. One was a monster and the other said “You fell asleep here.” I took the ideas and made them my own, adding a tail to one and “hair” to the other so something sticks out of the books when they’re closed. I almost put googly eyes on the monster but immediately decided I’d better not, considering they’d obviously end up denting the books.

I can already tell I’ll end up having a big collection of these, I’m always reading multiple books at the same time and these are super easy to make, all you really need is a glue stick and scissors. The envelopes can be from junk mail, and you can glue pretty much anything to the edges or corner to have something stick out of the book. This would probably be a fun craft to do with older children who enjoy reading, I’m always keeping an eye open for crafts for kids since so many of my friends have children.

Wreck This Journal: In progress part III

(Originally posted January 29th 2012)

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Make a mess, clean it up.

Make prints using an ink pad & cut vegetables. (Celery.)

Cover this page with white things. (The greyish bits are fake pearls.)

Wrap something with this page, and Hide a secret message somewhere in this book.

Doodle on this page.

Write one word over and over.

Make a shelf to hang on your wall… out of popsicle sticks!

shelf

You'll need popsicle sticks (also known as craft sticks). You need 159 sticks total.

These are what I used. I recommend the same (or similar) size, not the wider craft sticks since they're shorter and the shelf won't be as wide.

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Wreck This Journal: In progress part II

(Originally posted January 23rd 2012)

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This page is for handprints. Get them dirty, press down.

Sew this page. (This isn't my favorite but still came out alright.)

Throw something. (Cotton balls dipped in Puffy Paint, dropped onto page.)

Trace your hand.