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I am serving as the 'craft lady' again at MOPS this year. My friend Katie and I are doing it together, and I am excited about the possibilities that come from planning a craft for 50 women. Our theme for the year is "A Beautiful Mess: Embrace Your Story". I think that is pretty fitting for motherhood don't you? This year we will all be sharing our 'beautiful messes'. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying along side one another.
To kick off our year, we will be making "The Beautiful Mess Notebook" using Martha Stewart Decoupage at our first MOPS meeting.
|The Beautiful Mess Notebook using Martha Stewart Decoupage . Better moms make a better world!|
-Assorted Scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
-Martha Stewart Decoupage (available at Michaels)
-Martha Stewart Decoupage Paper Cut-outs - Butterflies (available at Michaels)
Cut up your scrapbook paper and attach them to the cover of your journal. I cut mine up into squares to give it a 'quilt' feel. Use the decoupage to attach the paper to your notebook. Once the front dried, I added them to the back as well.
After the paper squares were in place, I used some gold craft paint to dress up the spine.
Finally, I applied a coat of decoupage over the entire front cover. Once it dried, I did the same with the back cover.
And that's it! I can't wait to share this with my MOPS friends.
What in your life is a "mess"? The laundry room? Your schedule? Dinner-time? A Friendship? If you look hard enough, you just might spot some beauty.
Find out more about the Inspired by Plaid Martha Stewart Products I used in this project.
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