This DIY Notebook Cover is such a fun idea for teens and tweens. Scroll down for a list of supplies and tips!
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It seems like the supplies lists get longer and longer each year, am I right? And just about every list I saw this year required a composition notebook.
Now, don't get me wrong, there are a lot of cute ones out there, but the least expensive versions are always dull and kind of boring. You know the kind - the one we had as kids. 😉
I hate to pay a premium for pretty, so I was so excited when I saw this idea Melissa wanted to share. She is so creative! And I especially love how customizable this is because we all know how kid's tastes change from year to year.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 Composition Notebook
- White Paper Card Stock
- Colored Chalk
- Baby Wipe
- Mod Podge- Gloss Luster (dries clear)
- Paint brush
- Washi Tape
- Glitter (optional)
Cut the card stock to fit the size of the notebook cover (and back if you decide to do both sides).
Brush Mod Podge onto the notebook cover and carefully place the card stock on top, use your hand to smooth it out.
Use various colors of chalk in gradient tones to color in the card stock.
Lightly wipe with the baby wipe to blend the colors.
Color again if needed, touch up areas, blend again.
Paint mod podge over the colored area taking care to keep brush strokes as smooth as possible.
Note* Do not worry about how it looks at this point, it will dry clear!
Sprinkle glitter on areas of your choice.
Allow to dry.
Decorate the spine with washi tape, this will look cute and protect the edge of the card stock/notebook cover.
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About the Author: Melissa is the amazing blogger behind How to... This and That. She has been providing delicious recipes and easy crafts online since 2010.