DIY: Notebook


Few more days and it’s back to school already. Somehow, I miss the feeling of being excited every first day of school. New classmates and teachers, then you get to have new uniform, bag, shoes, and school supplies.

Here’s a two way DIY notebook for Lieu magazine. This will probably help you boost that excitement and creativity all throughout the school year.

Materials you’ll need:

• 1 sheet of thick matte paper

• 10-20 sheets of short bond paper

• Long stapler or bus ticket puncher

• Blank cover notebook

Rubber stamps and stamp pad

• Color pencils or pens

• Washi tape or fabric tape

• Cutter and scissors

• Embellishments

What to do:

{1} Fold the matte paper {cover} and the bond paper {pages} into half. 10 sheets will make 20pages. It’s up to you if you want to add more.

{2} Use a long stapler to bind in the middle. If you don’t have a long stapler, use a bus ticket puncher on both ends in the middle of the paper. Add twine or string to bind. Then cut the excess paper on the side.

{3} Choose either washi or fabric tape then stick on the side where you bind the notebook.

{4} After you’re done binding, let’s add some embellishments. I used half of a doily and a heart cut-out. I also add washi tape as a hanging tag on the upper right.

{5} Use letter rubber stamps for a nice quote or lyrics. You can also put your name.

If you have a blank cover notebook, here’s another way to be creative.

{6} Use colored pens or pencils and draw or write on the cover. Add some embellishments or washi tapes.

You’re all set and ready to take down notes. Hope it’s a great year for all you students. Meet some new friends and be hungry for new learnings.


5 thoughts on “DIY: Notebook”

  1. I love this! I’ve been meaning to make notebooks but I’ve never gotten around to it. Do you know if matte paper and matte sticker paper is available in National Bookstore? Or do you know of other places to get them in Davao? 😀


    1. Hello Joice… yes, i have alphabet stamps in the studio… the online shop is still under repair, but I’ll keep you posted once I’ve already set it up =)

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