DIY Sewn Gift-Books

Every two weeks, I (and another lady from my church) come up with an activity to do with about ten to fourteen 8-11 year old girls.  This last week’s activity was our Father’s Day one.  We wanted to keep it simple, so we were thinking of having the girls write a letter to their dads, which I thought the dads would appreciate much more than a craft project.  I was thinking of a way to have the girls make pretty cards to put their letters in, but I just don’t have all the card making/scrapbooking supplies, and didn’t want to go spend a lot of money on tons of stuff.

So when perusing blogs last week, I saw these amazing sewn journals on Made.  I had just bought a little pack of 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scrapbook paper for the cards, and thought, wouldn’t little sewn books be so much better?  So I got to work.

I love how they turned out.  The activity was a success and the girls loved writing in and decorating their little books for their dads.

Sewing books was SOOO easy, and fast.  Who knew?  Fun thing for your little one’s to do for their dads. Even if they can’t write, they can draw pictures of what they love about or love to do with their daddy.