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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Crafty Keepsake

I made one of these pocket prayer books for each of my children and a few friends.  Just a little something to remember me by.  Its a good way to recycle  old greeting cards. You will also need, blank paper, ribbon, glue gun, stapler, paper cutter, ruler and some short prayers of your choice, for this project.

I use the Word program with a setting of three columns per page  to write the prayers.  Write them to fit a small folded piece of greeting card, about 2 and 1/4 X 3 and 1/4 in size.

Using a paper cutter, cut the prayers out to be folded in half.
Fit the prayers together and fold in half.  Next cut your greeting card portion large enough to fit the folded prayers into.

Next staple the prayers inside the cover.

Next cut a piece of ribbon long enough to fit along the back to cover the staples and to bring inside the book to use for a book marker. Glue along the back ridge using a glue gun.

Press glued ribbon to back fold, covering the staples.  Pull ribbon to center of book for a book marker.

If you have a long double page prayer put it as the center page.  If you have another double page prayer, you can use a glue stick to glue it into the back of the pages.

Make a practice book, then make several to give to special people in your life.  Below are some I have made.


1 comment:

Kim said...

Hi Peggy!
Those prayer books are just lovely. What a sweet and thoughtful gift for your friends. Thanks for sharing that with us.

The DIY Dish