I am a lover of all things cute and girly. I am also a journal and notebook hoarder. I use several journals daily to capture all of my thoughts, ideas, prayers, and schedules.
When it is time to crack open a fresh notebook, I would have gone to the store and spent hours browsing the stationery section and looking at pretty journals. This time around, I decided to try something new. I had a colorful and fun piece of fabric that I had been waiting to use, so I decided to use that to make my newest journal.
After shopping the back-to-school sales just a few weeks ago, I had a few extra composition notebooks laying around. I decided to use this type of notebook because the smooth binding on the side of composition notebooks make for quick, easy, and seamless DIY projects.
Here’s how I did it!
Gather Your Supplies.
You will need:
- a piece of fabric long enough to cover your entire notebook
- a piece of batting long enough to cover your notebook (optional)
- glue gun
- measuring tape or ruler
Cut a piece of batting long enough to cover your entire notebook front to back.
Hot glue your batting to the front and back covers of the notebook. Let dry.
Follow Steps #3 and #4, only this time with your decorative fabric.
Open the inside of your notebook and cut a slit in the fabric at the top and bottom in the middle where the pages are bound into the book.
Fold up the bottom edge of the fabric and hot glue it to the notebook. Do the same for the top edge. Let dry.
Fold in the side of the fabric and hot glue it to the inside cover of the notebook. Do the same for the back cover. Let dry.
…And that’s it! Make as many fabric covered notebooks as your heart desires!