Tips to Craft Decorate a Notebook.

by Elidio Ismenghi

Upgrade Your Notebook From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Are you the type of person who has to put your creative stamp on everything? Decorating notebooks might just be your next obsession. Notebooks provide an easy way to create personalized supplies to use at school, work, or in your home office. The following ways to decorate a notebook cover are fun, creative, and easy DIY projects that anyone can do.

DIY Fabric Covered Notebook

This simple DIY dresses up an ordinary notebook with a fabric of your choice. Customize with a bold pattern or use something a little more subtle that still reflects your personality.

Pretty and practical who said utilitarian items needed to be boring? Give your standard office supplies an upgrade by personalizing a plain notebook to suit your tastes without spending a fortune. Store bought office supplies can get pretty pricey after all. This simple project lets you add a stylish touch to a tool you use every day.

Bold colors, a vivid pattern or metallic fabric all make fantastic choices when you’re DIY-ing this project. Go bold! A more playful take will be a surefire smile inducer even when you’re hard at work.
In a well-ventilated area and on a protective surface, gently spray the surface of the notebook with the spray adhesive. Don’t spray too close to the surface. Just a light even coat on the outside of the notebook will do. You’ll want to avoid the edges of the notebook. After waiting a few seconds, place and gently press the outside cover in the middle of the fabric. Open the notebook’s cover and gently press along the surface to make sure the fabric is lightly sticking to the cover.

Washi Tape Pencils and Notebooks

Washi tape and paper crafting just seem to go together. Attach strips of colored tape in rows onto the notebook cover, and you will have a journal that is pretty and one-of-a-kind. Wrap matching washi tape around pencils to coordinate with your notebook. Making a strong design statement has never been easier!

Wood Notebooks
Cover a cheap notebook with some pretty self-adhesive faux wood vinyl. These notebooks almost look like real wood from far away.

Painted Notebooks

Dyan Reaveley covers notebooks with her fabulous painted designs. If you are artistic, take some inspiration from this DIY and paint beautiful notebook covers with your own creations. Experienced painters can use acrylic paints or watercolors to produce notebook covers that are real pieces of art.

Washi Tape Sticker Notebooks

Decorate your notebook with some DIY washi tape stickers. It’s not as hard as you might think! Crystal from Hello Creative Family has a tutorial that teaches you how to design your own washi tape stickers for pennies. You’ll never need to buy stickers and labels for your projects again.

Fabulous Notebook Makeovers

Decorate an ordinary composition book with cute leftover paper scraps and ribbon. Add some pens and you will be prepared for class! Just paste some coordinating scrapbook paper onto the cover and construct a pen holder with ribbon. Your notebook is now as practical as it is pretty.

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