Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY Notebook Re-Covery

            Do you have a lot of old notebooks with plain, boring covers? Well, never fear, we have a solution to your problem! In this post, I'll show you how to create a cute, colorful cover that everyone will love.

What you need:
-1 plain notebook
- Several sheets coordinating patterned paper
-Several sheets of plain-colored paper
-Clear contact paper
-Glue stick
-Paper cutter

 Step 1:  Measure the paper that you want as your background cover, and cut it to fit your notebook. Glue down.

Step 2: Sketch your basic design on colored or patterned paper (we drew a tree and cut it out of brown paper). Next, cut out any details you want like leaves, petals, or feathers depending on your design choice.

Step 3:  Glue down all of the pieces and if you want, write a phrase or word, or add details in Sharpie. Take a piece of  contact paper, cut it so that it overlaps the top, bottom, and right sides of the notebook cover, and press it down firmly around the sides and top (if it still doesn't stick, you can fasten it down with clear plastic tape).

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