Friday, 17 May 2013

DIY Notebook


1 - Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook - Supplies

Ready to make your own notebook?

What you'll need:

- Decorative Paper Wrap
- Cardstock ( you can use normal paper but cardstock is more durable)
- Scissors/x-acto knife
- Glue/spray adhesive 
- Hole punch
- Twine or thread (thread is thinner so might not hold as well)

How to do it:

1. Begin by cutting all your paper to size.  For the smallest notebook, I cut the cardstock and decorative gift wrap, which will both serve as the cover, 5.5"x7.5".  The pages I cut to 5"x7".  In all, I fit about 12 sheets of paper in (which translates to about 24 pages once folded in half).

2 -  Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

2. Attach the decorative paper to the cardstock using glue or spray adhesive.

3 -  Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

3. Fold both the pages and the cover in half lengthwise.  To get a clean fold, I scored mine first using the back side of my xacto knife.

4 -  Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

4. On the fold, punch two holes about a half an inch from the top and bottom of the pages and about 3/4 of an inch from the top and bottom of the cover.   Just make sure the holes for the cover and the pages line up.

5a - Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

5. Now bind the two together using a piece of twine.  Tie off on the inside of the notebook and trim.

5b - Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

That's it!

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8 - Decorative Wrapping Paper Notebook Tutorial

Enjoy!



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