How to Make a Pretty Notebook

disclosureHow to make a pretty notebook

This is a fun and easy craft. I purchased a 3 pack of mini notebooks at The Dollar Tree for $1. I also found small bottles of Mod Podge at The Dollar Tree for a buck. So you can totally make this craft on the cheap!


These would be great for showers, gift baskets, bible study groups…

notebook supplies

What You Need:

Composition Notebook (I used Mini)

Mod Podge

Scrapbook Paper



Paint Brush


Labels (Optional)

Ribbon (Optional)


glue notebook cover

outside notebook



Trace the notebook on the non-printed side of the scrapbook paper. Be sure to allow a few extra centimeters to the width. Trim if needed.

Apply a then coat of Mod Podge to the non-printed side of the scrapbook paper and quickly apply to the notebook. Gently press down taking a ruler to smooth out any bubbles. Allow to dry.

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the outside (printed side) of the scrapbook paper. Allow to dry.

Add a label and a small piece of ribbon for page marker.

3 journals

You can also create labels using PicMonkey. The basic version is free. You can upgrade Royale version which I use for a very small fee. Though currently they are offering a Free Royale Trial.

For a limited time, anyone can try Royale for a month, for free. Details are on the PicMonkey site.

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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This post is for entertainment purposes only. Remember, this DIY project should be done by an adult. Use caution when handling hot materials. Keep out of reach of small children and animals. If you chose to make this craft you do so at your own risk.


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  1. says

    Great way to add the cute factor on an ordinary inexpensive notebook. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover…but in the case of notebooks, it makes a huge difference!

  2. says

    I never thought to use my Mod Podge! I used contact paper for mine. I think I’ll try this for this years homeschool notebooks. Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

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