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Upgrade Your Notebook From Ordinary to Extraordinary
A new school or work year means a chance to purchase brand new supplies. Are you the type of person that has to put your creative stamp on everything? Notebooks just might be your next obsession.
Notebooks provide an easy way to create custom, personalized supplies for the new year. The following 25 various ways to decorate a notebook are fun, creative and an easy chance for you to try your hands at DIY.
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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 also one of a kind.
Wrap matching washi tape around pencils to coordinate with your notebook. Making a strong design statement has never been easier!
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DIY Wood Notebooks
Cover a cheap notebook with some pretty wood toned self-adhesive vinyl. Theses notebooks almost look like the real wood from far away. Make some for yourself and some for your friends. They will cherish these cute and trendy notebook gifts.Continue to 4 of 26 below.
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Dyan Reaveley covers notebooks with her fabulous painted designs. If you are artistic and love art why not get inspired by this DIY and paint some beautiful notebook covers with your creations? No one will have another notebook like yours.Continue to 5 of 26 below.
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DIY Washi Tape Sticker Notebooks
Decorate your notebook with some DIY washi tape stickers. It is not as hard as you might think! Crystal from Hello Creative Family has a tutorial that teaches you how to design your own stickers for pennies. Never buy store bought stickers and labels for your projects again.Continue to 6 of 26 below.
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Zentangle Inspired Notebook
Zentangle or doodle art is easy enough for beginners to accomplish. It takes a bit of practice until you master the steps, but even the artistically challenged can produce lovely drawings following some simple guidelines.
This notebook cover inspiration features rows of doodle art, stamped feather clip art, a matching flower and strips of paper in turquoise and blue shades.Continue to 8 of 26 below.
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DIY Mini Memo Notebook
These small covered notebooks are the perfect size to tuck into your purse. The tutorial provides a free printable template. Print the notebook cover template onto heavy-duty brown cardstock, and cut it out. Wrap the cover around a 3.25-inch x 4.5-inch composition book and then decorate the spine. Such a pretty journal to jot down your thoughts on the go!Continue to 10 of 26 below.
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Monarch Butterfly Notebook
Make a notebook that is in the shape of a Monarch butterfly. Butterfly notepads are a craft that your kids will want to help you make. They are so beautiful that you and your children will surely want to craft several to give to your friends as gifts.Continue to 11 of 26 below.
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DIY Terrazzo Style Notebooks
Terrazzo is a material that is used to make floors and walls. The compound has chips of marble, quartz, glass or granite which give it its beautiful, distinctive pattern. This notebook cover mimics that design, which people have loved since the 15th century. Good design always stands the test of time.Continue to 13 of 26 below.
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DIY X's and O's Notebook
This notebook cover was originally designed as a Valentine's day gift, but it could work for other occasions also. Make it as a favor for your next bridal or baby shower. Your guests will love it!Continue to 15 of 26 below.
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DIY Stitched Notebooks
Aren't these heart-shaped notebook covers just the cutest thing you have ever seen? Cut a heart shaped hole into the notebook cover and glue your favorite paper design to the backside. Add some handmade stitching to the perimeter of the heart, and you are finished. How lovely!Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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DIY Leather Stamp Notebook
Sometimes we just want to label our notebooks rather than cover the front with decorations. Learn how to make and attach a simple leather tag to a moleskin notebook. This project is so chic; you will want to make extra as gifts or to sell at a craft fair.Continue to 20 of 26 below.
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Altered Books for Little People
Do you have small children in your home? Make them some of these house shaped altered book notebooks. The books are just adorable, and they will quickly become your child's favorite! Adults will love these cute notebooks too.Continue to 21 of 26 below.
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Woodgrain Heart Notebooks
Make this beautiful notebook cover from kraft paper and woodgrain stamps. It was initially designed as a Valentine's Day gift, but certainly could be used year round. Just change out the red glitter heart with some other type of sticker suitable for the season. What a pretty and original notebook cover treatment.Continue to 22 of 26 below.
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DIY Leather Covered Notebooks
Protect your notebook with a leather cover. The tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is to make a sturdy protective cover–it's just a matter of cutting a square of leather and wrapping it around a notebook. So easy, elegant and fun!Continue to 23 of 26 below.
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Back-to-School Printable Notebook Stickers
Kids love to cover their school notebooks with stickers. Download and make these cute summer themed stickers for free! The files are laid out to print on Avery stickers you can buy at your local office supply store. The labels are so much more beautiful than the pre-printed ones you buy in stores. Add your own unique touch to your back to school supplies.Continue to 24 of 26 below.
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Printable Composition Book Covers
Are you design challenged but still want to make your school notebooks pretty? Damask Love offers two free printable composition book covers for download. All you have to do is print them out and glue onto the notebook covers. Instant style! It doesn't get any easier than this!Continue to 26 of 26 below.
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