Make a Mod Podged DIY notebook

mod podged kraft notebooks Hello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, with a super simple, get-the-kids involved, great for back-to-school craft project! When I saw these plain, kraft-covered notebooks at Target this past week, I knew that they were begging to be decorated. I took them home, and, an hour or so later, I had these cuties! I’ll share the DIY notebook how-to with you.


  • Mod Podge
  • plain notebooks
  • foam brush
  • scrapbook paper

mod podged kraft notebooks

DSC_0003Step 1: Decide on your design, and start cutting and arranging your scrapbook paper to fit. For the bird/nest notebook, I used some pretty pink/green/blue papers that I found at a local scrapbook store. I started with a branch and a couple of leaves, mod podged them to the notebook . . .

mod podged kraft notebooks. . . added a bird and a nest . . .

mod podged kraft notebooks. . . and another branch and a couple more leaves to balance it out.

mod podged kraft notebooks Step 2: For the vase/monogram notebook, I used Amy Butler papers that I found at Michaels. I started with a vase, added a few flowers . . . mod podged kraft notebooks. . . and, lastly, added a circle and initial for a bit of personalization.

mod podged kraft notebooks Step 3: Once you have your designs adhered to your notebook, wait for it to dry, and then coat the design with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Again, these notebooks are a great project to get the kids involved with, and would make an adorable teacher gift for the first day of school! At $1.50 per notebook, they won’t break the bank, either. Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!


  1. Court says

    How do you get the Mod Podge to completely cure? Other notebooks stick to it and it gets ruined. Suggestions?

    • says

      Hi Court! Depending on where you live it might take awhile to dry . . . so if you want to go ahead and use the notebooks, you should use a clear acrylic spray sealer on top!