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Decorate Your Notebook Cover with Pretty Paper

Learn how to decorate your notebook with a laser cut overlay and Mod Podge. Keep all of your notes, calendar, or journal inside. So cute!

Skills Required: Beginner. Using a thicker paper in this project (scrapbook paper thickness) prevents wrinkles. It’s a simple project even for someone who has never Mod Podged before.

You're going to love this DIY notebook idea, which uses Mod Podge and an overlay to make it pretty. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!

I am probably not the only one who loves die-cut embellishments – specially die cut overlays. They’re perfect for decorating not only scrapbooks, but notebooks and other surfaces too.

This die-cut overlay notebook came together easily and you can definitely customize it according to your tastes! Learn how to decorate your notebook cover below.

DIY Notebook Cover

Supplies:

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Step 1. Choose your die-cut overlay and your notebook. I really love the ones from Muji, but you can definitely get a simple blank one from any craft or book store.

You can get the die-cut overlays at your local craft store OR if you have a die-cutter such as a Silhouette Cameo, you can create one yourself.

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Step 2.  Spread a generous amount of Mod Podge onto the front of the notebook.

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Step 3. Adhere the die-cut, using cling wrap to press the overlay onto the notebook to adhere it. Remove the cling wrap, and then apply another layer of Mod Podge.

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Step 4. Cut off the excess amount of paper.

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You're going to love this DIY notebook idea, which uses Mod Podge and an overlay to make it pretty. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!

You’re done – and know you know how to decorate your notebook the easiest way possible!

You're going to love this DIY notebook idea, which uses Mod Podge and an overlay to make it pretty. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!

You can leave the notebook as it is, or embellish it further. I actually created a plain one, and then created another to embellish.

You're going to love this DIY notebook idea, which uses Mod Podge and an overlay to make it pretty. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!

Step 5. Use scrapbook paper and other die-cut embellishments to decorate your spiffy DIY notebook.

You can download the hand-lettered cut file on the supply list and cut it with your die-cutter if you have one! Otherwise, you can purchase inexpensive die-cut words or letters at the craft store.

You're going to love this DIY notebook idea, which uses Mod Podge and an overlay to make it pretty. Keep all of your notes and plans inside. So cute!

Decorate a Notebook

Yield: 1 notebook
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

This DIY notebook cover is easy to do, with decoupage medium and scrapbook paper! Both kids and adults can complete this craft.

Materials

  • Blank notebook
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Die-cut overlay
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Cling wrap

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Choose a die-cut overlay and a notebook.
  2. Spread a generous amount of  Mod Podge onto the front of the notebook.
  3. Adhere the die-cut, using cling wrap to press the overlay onto the notebook to adhere it. Remove the cling wrap, and then apply another layer of Mod Podge. Let dry.
  4. Cut off the excess paper around the edges with the scissors.
  5. Add additional embellishments, words, or letters as desired.

Did You Make This Project?

Please leave a rating or share a photo on Pinterest!

Which one do you prefer – the simple one or the embellished one? Either way, they’re very easy to make and makes a really fun and simple craft for kids and adults alike!

Don’t forget to check out my blog for more DIY ideas and free printables!


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Haley

Sunday 18th of September 2016

These notebooks are really cool! Will have to try!

Gloria Westerman

Sunday 18th of September 2016

Love this idea...thanks for sharing. .