Today I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to make your own coupon book. Looking for that perfect, customized gift for a loved one? How about a modern day coupon book? I made one for my husband to go along with his Christmas gift. This year I gave him an organizer for his shop so I made the coupon book to go with the organizer because I wanted him to know that I would help him get his shop back in shape.
Make Your Own Coupon Book
The fun thing about giving a coupon book is that you can personalize so it’s exactly what the recipient needs. Many times we think gifts need to be expensive, but honestly, sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. There are so many coupons you can give to help out your husband, mother, or friend. Just think about new moms, now they could seriously use some help. While fun toys and clothes for the baby make a great gift, giving her a break for a nap is priceless! Today we are going to show you how to make a basic coupon book.
Supplies To Make Your Own Coupon Book:
1 Piece of 2 Sided Cardstock
Adhesive Foam Squares
Paper for Coupon Pages
Stapler or Brads
Bow, Wire, or String
Piercing Rotary Tool
How To Make Your Own Coupon Book:
Step 1: Decide what your coupon content will be and find the matching clip art. I created my coupons in Word. Once you’ve designed your coupon book coupons go ahead and print them. I used a sand colored paper because I wanted them to show up against the white background. Some plain white paper will work well if you use colored card stock.
Step 2: Trim your coupons, leaving 1 inch at the top for attaching to cardstock coupon book cover.
Step 3: Roll your rotary piercing tool across the coupons 1/2 inch from the top. You can use the guide in your paper trimmer to make a straight line. Simply place the coupon where the perforation lines up with the gap in the trimmer where the blade slides and roll your rotary tool down the same slide the blade follows. This is to make the perforation for tearing out the coupons.
Step 4: Trim your 2 sided cardstock making it 2 inches wider than your coupons.
Step 5: Make two folds. One is 2 inches from one end. Split the difference that is left and make a fold using your other fold for a border. ( If you use 12″ cardstock your middle fold will be about 5 inches down from the top.
Step 6: Attach your coupons with staples or brads about 1 inch below the 2 1/2 inch fold line. If you use 12 sheets or less you should be able to staple them in. If your stapler is not big enough to reach, or you use more than 12 sheets, simply pierce the holes and attach with a couple of matching brads.
Step 7: Fold up the bottom fold and place your button in the middle and mark this spot. On your mark, you will glue one end of your bow wire, the foam square, and the button. I put the bow wire first, the foam square next and then put the button on top of all of that. The purpose of the foam square is to raise up the button for wrapping the wire around. Let dry completely.
Step 8: Once the glue is completely dry, fold your book and wrap your wire around the book and the button. When you are sure you have enough wire, cut it and tie off the end.
I hope your loved one enjoys their coupons. I had a lot of fun with mine, not only did I include the coupons for a day of shop organizing; I added coupons for massages and other fun things as well.
This can be used for many occasions like Christmas, Valentines Day, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and much more. I’m sure that you can think of the perfect thing you can do for the person receiving the gift that will let them know how much you care. It is a gift from the heart and is customized for each person which allows you to make sure you cover their hobbies and other things they enjoy.
This project took less than one hour to assemble not including drying time. This is a great way to create the perfect gift while having fun!
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