By now you’re probably heading back to the classroom and prepping for a year of learning. It’s such an exciting time — you’ve decked out your locker, selected a brand new backpack, and are catching up with old pals. And here at The Stylehouse we think back to school is even more exciting when you can customize and decorate your school supplies to fit your own style. To help you personalize your gear we’ve teamed up with DIY extraordinaire, Amy of Homey Oh My! blog to create these darling little notebooks! Go ahead and kick off the new school year with these cute, decorated notebooks and easy DIY labels, here’s how…
- Foam brush
- Mod Podge
- Washi tape
Step 1: Trace the notebook cover onto the backside of your paper. If you are using a spiral notebook, make sure the paper is lined up with the edges of the little holes.
Step 2: Using a foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge all over the notebook cover.
Step 3: Line up the corner of the paper with the corner of the notebook, then smooth the rest of the paper over the cover for adhesion.
Step 4: Wrap the Washi tape over the top edge of the notebook and stick it down over the cover.
Step 5: You can cut the Washi tape straight, or into a cute flag shape like this!
Step 6: Use a thin Sharpie to write your notebook subject on the Washi tape.
Get creative with the paper and tape designs you use and make a combination that’s uniquely you! Looking for more? Be sure to head over to Homey Oh My! to see more of Amy’s adorable DIY’s and How To’s!
Can I ask where you purchased the floral paper?
What a creative and beautiful idea! Always love Amy’s projects.
Easy and cool. Love the result!!
I have a question. Did you use a certain type of paper to cover the notebook? I want to print a certain design but it would be on regular paper? In order for it to have this finish does it have to be cover letter paper or a certain thickness?
Not sure what Amy would have to say, but in my experience Mod Podge works better with slightly thicker paper. Try printing your design on card stock or sketching/watercolor paper. You can cut it to the same size as standard printer paper and run it through a regular printer. I do that for free printables and it always looks really nice!
Actually, I think it can be regular paper
That’s a pretty creative idea. I can’t wait to try it out on all of my spirals!
I can’t wait to try this out on some of my own spirals!
Amy, this is fabulous! And love how easy it is!
I love how easy it is to upgrade a cheap notebook. Thanks for sharing!
So cute. I missed my college days already. I used to collect scented stationery papers and keep it on my closet. Wait, i will for it when i get home nest month. yay!
Cute idea! I’m definitely doing this next year.
May I ask where you found this washi tape? I can’t find it anywhere!