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
Step 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 . . .
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 . . . . . . and, lastly, added a circle and initial for a bit of personalization.
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!