Linda shows you how to decorate notebooks by using Mod Podge and your favorite scrapbook papers – this is the perfect budget craft idea!
Skills Required: None. If you’ve never used Mod Podge before, this is a great beginner project. You’ll be attaching small pieces of paper to notebooks with decoupage medium, and it’s perfect for either kids or adults.
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! Here’s how to make these DIY notebooks – you won’t believe how easy it is.
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Notebooks with a plain front
- 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 . . .
. . . added a bird and a nest . . .
. . . and another branch and a couple more leaves to balance it out.
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 cute DIY 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.
Now that you know how to decorate notebooks, I’d love for you to try the following projects as well: