Last year during the pre-school rush I picked up four Composition notebooks on sale for .25 a piece.
I love a new notebook. I have tons of them.
I love to write.
But at 10+ dollars a pop I could have saved myself a lot of green just by making my own.
If you have some of these items you can make your own too!!
I found the best way to cut the new covers was to trace the old one.
Cut and glue.
Repeat for the front and back, and inside as well.
If you want to add a book mark I found a ribbon added to the back cover before the paper was glued down works perfectly.
Using a card stock weight paper worked best, it adheres best and later on it will hold up to the sanding better.
No matter how hard I tried I could never get a perfect fit.
But hit that with a super fine grit sanding block and you can wear it right down to a nice smooth finish.
A quick note. Let the paper and glue completely dry before you sand. I was an overzealous sander once and had to do some creative decorating to cover a HUGE hole in the paper!
Now decorate, the sky is the limit!
I pulled out the Cricut, stickers, ribbon and had a ton of other ideas but it would have all forced me to go buy some new supplies, and that's not what this is about!
Man I'm a messy crafter!
I love these notebooks, because I can customize them for gifts. One I made is not shown here because it went to live with my niece for her birthday.
Can you imagine this as a project for a girls slumber party?