Get notebook cover ideas that are perfect for office or school! These 35+ DIY notebook decoration ideas are easy for both kids and adults to make.
Ever since I was young, decorating notebooks has been my thing. It was always how I expressed my creativity when going back to school. And now that planners are all the rage, decorating notebook covers is an even bigger deal than ever!
Some people use traditional planners, but others are using notebooks to keep their lives organized. What I like about a standard issue notebook is that you have the freedom to go crazy since all you have are lines (well, and sometimes they’re unlined!).
You can go bullet journal style and create your own calendars and to-do lists . . . you can customize them any way you like.
If you are on a notebook kick, here are 35+ notebook cover ideas you’re going to love. Each one is so pretty – it’s hard to pick my favorite. Use these ideas to inspire you.
You shouldn’t limit your creativity to the outside of the notebook – you can use this inspiration to get creative on the inside pages, too.
Grab some unused or empty notebooks or an empty journal and get decorating! Let me know if you try any of these notebook decoration ideas in the comments. Have fun!
Notebook Cover Ideas
Learn how to decorate a notebook with one of these unique DIYs! You'll love this collection of notebook design ideas for beginners.
Decorate back-to-school notebooks, binders, folders, and book covers with these printable notebook stickers! Choose one of the trendy designs, draw on the details, and watch those boring school supplies transform into colorful desk decor.
A collage doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, Marisa shows you how to do several on the front of notebooks with old magazines. I love her colorways! Make them for a recipe book, shopping list, mind mapping, vision boarding . . . the possibilities are endless.
Sometimes you need a little bit of a pick me up, or at least something to keep you motivated. That's the point of these cute covers! And if you don't have a cutting machine, it's okay - you can get pre-printed vinyl quotes on Etsy.
If you're using your journal for travel or sketches, a cute way to decorate it is with postage stamps! You can use real ones that you get online (eBay has them), or print some images off from online. Either way, the theme is cute!
If you like sewing, Amy is ready to teach you how to make a fabric covered notebook with this free pattern. She’s even added a bit of applique detail to the cover making this the perfect simple summer sewing project!
I'm all about the unicorn trend and I don't intend to ever give it up! I love the party flair that was added to the front of these notebooks, complete with unicorn ears and a horn. Perfect for any list of ideas!
Turn a composition notebook into a personalized journal with Mod Podge and magazine clippings. Both kids and adults can decorate their journal covers with a collage of images and words that inspire and motivate them.
Which notebook design ideas from the list would you like to try? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas: