Your high school grad is sure to appreciate the message of this graduation gift as he takes his fist tentative steps into adulthood: “A man’s errors are the portals of discovery,” as James Joyce so aptly put it. While the decoupage book cover is a compilation of cross-outs and inkblots, the inside is perfection bound, a testament to the possibilities of the future.
Most students go through several drafts of a paper before submitting it for class. Teachers, peers and students themselves frequently mark them up in a flurry of pen, marker, and highlighter. Begin gathering these discarded drafts of your child’s papers—the more marked up and colorful, the better. You may end up having to raid the recycling bin or talk to a teacher to do this surreptitiously.
What You Need:
- Old drafts of your child’s school papers
- Journal filler such as essays, poems, song lyrics or even simple blank paper
- 2 sheets of card stock
- 3 metal binder rings
- Paint brush
- Hole punch
- Photographs (optional)
- Mod Podge (you can use craft glue, but Mod Podge is a combination glue/sealer and works better)