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Gratitude Journal with Embellishment

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Gratitude Journal with Embellishment Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Turn your plain journal into an embellished gratitude journal! This is an old idea that is growing in popularity in schools, churches and even in offices. The idea is simply to write down a couple of things that you are grateful for every day. A plain journal cover is nice, but why not embellish it to give it a meaningful focus? Leave it out on the coffee table and have your whole family write in it daily, or make one just for yourself and keep it on your bedside table. When you purchase a journal for this project, you may need to make a cover for it. Working with a removable cover is the easiest way to complete the project. Be sure to check out our instructions to make the Pen with Pizzazz to go right along with it!

Step one: String about 4 feet of Nymo D thread on a beading needle.

Step two: From the under side of the front of the fabric cover, pull a stitch through to the front of the cover. Leave about four inches of the thread, so you can tie it off when you finish. Now string between five and eight Toho beads, followed by the G vermeil alphabet charm.

Step three: Take the needle and go back up through the toho beads and sew a stitch through the fabric. Now make a stitch about 1 inch over and repeat and keep repeating step two until you spell out the word Grateful.

Step four: After your last stitch, the thread should be in the under side of the front of the cover. Make sure your beads are tight on the front then tie the two ends of the thread together. Slip the cover on the journal.
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
#12 Long english beading needles 4-pack (NEED-05)
Large loop scissors (TOOL-123)
Nymo D bobbin white (NYD-WHT)
List of Components:
A pre-purchased journal with a cover suitable for embroidery
Toho bead mix earth tone 8g bag (TBMX-3227, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - G (VER-100G, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - R (VER-100R, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - A (VER-100A, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - T (VER-100T, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - E (VER-100E, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - F (VER-100F, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - U (VER-100U, qty 1)
Vermeil alphabet charms - L (VER-100L, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3227
1-910-1920+
$1.80 $1.51$1.62 $1.36$1.45 $1.21
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JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - G
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - G
Code: VER-100G
Height 8.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.94 $1.41$1.74 $1.27$1.58 $1.15
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - R
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - R
Code: VER-100R
Height 7.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.76 $1.28$1.60 $1.16$1.43 $1.04
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - A
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - A
Code: VER-100A
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.43 $1.12$1.29 $1.01$1.15 $0.90
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - T
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - T
Code: VER-100T
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.94 $1.28$1.74 $1.14$1.58 $1.04
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - E
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - E
Code: VER-100E
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.53 $1.26$1.37 $1.13$1.23 $1.02
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - F
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - F
Code: VER-100F
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.94 $1.41$1.74 $1.27$1.58 $1.15
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - U
JBB Gold Vermeil Letter Charms - U
Code: VER-100U
Height 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.41 $0.90$1.27 $0.81$1.15 $0.73
Qty>
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - L
JBB Gold Vermeil Alphabet Charms - L
Code: VER-100L
Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.33 $1.10$1.19 $0.98$1.07 $0.88
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-910-1920+
$2.20 $1.65$1.98 $1.48$1.78 $1.33
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.23
Price: $4.92
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin White
Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.20
Price: $1.37
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