DIY Notebooks | Requested



Hello guys! Here is the LOOOONG awaited DIY that's been requested for over a month now, an in-depth tutorial on how to make the notebooks from this post.

Materials

  • notebooks to decorate
  • decorative/scrapbook paper (I got mine from here)
  • acrylic paint/paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue
  • computer and printer
  • Mod Podge (optional)

Scrapbook Method



Start with measuring how much paper you need and mark it with a pen about 1-2cm away from the edge of your notebook as shown. Then, cut along the line.


It should look like this. Then flip over, and cut the corners off. (I've marked it out in the next picture) We do this so it's easier to fold over.


The finished inside cover should look like the bottom picture. But, if you want to make it look more professional, you can take another piece of scrapbook paper, or even plain white printer paper to cover the raw edges we made.


Ombré Method

If you don't want to go out and get scrapbook paper, or you want something a bit different, this one is for you! 

Start out with painting the top of a sheet of printer paper with your chosen colour. Then, slowly add white to the colour bit by bit while you move down the paper, and you'll get an ombré. When it's done it should look like the picture on the right. 

This is optional, but you can add a layer of Mod Podge over top the entire page. I did that because I didn't like the texture of the acrylic paint.

To apply it to the notebook, you just do the same as the scrapbook method.

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This part is done on the computer. I used Photoshop for this, but you can really just use Microsoft Word or another word processing program. (For Photoshop users, make the image size 8.5"/11" and 300dpi) I started by making a circle then copy and pasting the number of circles I need. Then, I wrote the subject title inside the circle. The font I used is Passion Tea.

Putting it Together

All's left to do is print out your page of titles and stick them onto your notebook! Now you have these awesomely cute notebooks :)



Thank you for waiting so long for this!!! I hope this was clear :/ but, if you have any questions, please comment down below :)

--J

PS. Good luck with the whole situation, I know I need some



3 comments

  1. They look so pretty! Amazing DIY, you can never have enough notebooks xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  2. If there's one thing I love, it's notebooks and you've done so well with these well done :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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