I was honored to be a part of my friend C.L.’s 50th birthday celebration this weekend. I wanted to present her with something special to commemorate this milestone birthday, something that would express my admiration for her thoughtful mind and her love of reading. I decided I would give C.L. her very own Book book. What is a Book book? It’s a book journal, of sorts. I’ve kept one for years and plan on sharing parts of my Book book here in a later post. For now, I wanted to share pics of this gift and a “recipe” for creating one of your own.
- 1 Hard cover 9×12 blank sketchbook with at least 70lb weight paper
- 1 Fine point Sharpie pen – I prefer one that clicks rather than one with a cap
- Plain Butcher or Craft paper – I used some from Ikea that comes on a large roll and is sold in the craft section of the Kid’s department
- Cool Accent Paper – I used a placemat that had a map of Turkey on it.
- Funky Ribbon
I wrapped the book in the craft paper first, then I made a sleeve out of the placemat and slipped that over the book. I tied the pen on with the ribbon and voila: the perfect gift for any writer or bibliophile.