Easy map craft: notebook makeover

Revamp a free promo notebook using a map and Mod Podge - so easy and budget friendly!Hi all! This is Heidi from Hands Occupied. A favorite promo item companies like to give out are notebooks with their logos on them. The thing is, you might not necessarily want to walk around rocking one brand’s logo for the months (or years) you’re filling that notebook with ideas and to do lists. A great way to makeover a notebook is with map paper- this easy map craft will take your free notebook from blah to looking like it was found at a boutique in 10 minutes flat!


Mod Podge Podgeable Papers in Maps/Sheet Music/Book Print
Mod Podge Paper
sponge brush
spare notebook


Cut your map paper to the size of your notebook’s cover.


Apply Mod Podge Paper to the front of the notebook with a sponge brush.


Carefully line up your map paper on your notebook, and smooth it into place.


Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the outside of the notebook. Don’t lay it on too thick – Mod Podge paper dries nicely, but since you’re working with paper, you don’t want it getting wrinkly.


When it’s wet, you’ll be able to see through the paper a little bit. If you’re a worried about a particularly bold logo showing through, you might want to use two sheets of Mod Podge Podgeable paper The packs come in with two copies of each design, so you can easily line up the maps to fully cover your notebook if you need to.


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Map notebook


  1. LisaM6 says

    What a great makeover. Wish I would have seen this before I made a travel book for a friend.
    I will have to check the store next time I get out. :)

  2. Maria says

    I do not understand why you had to put another layer of Mod Podge over the outside of the notebook?…