DIY Mini Note Book Covers

I just love this fun idea of using up beautiful paper. It is practical and functional and you can appreciate the lovely paper far more often than before.

The next best thing to pretty fabric is pretty paper! Although I don’t scrapbook, I love to walk through that department at my favorite craft/sewing stores and couldn’t resist buying some when I saw it marked down.  Of course, then I had to come up with a project for it, so here it is!

Sometimes the paper is so pretty, I am reluctant to use it, but I had no such trouble with this project. Some are planned to be small gifts, others I will use myself and then I can appreciate the paper each time I use them.

The therapeutic and relaxing nature of craft is something we should ponder about whilst stuck in traffic jams, heading to work each week!  🙂

I must credit Pillow -a la- Mode for the idea…. a sweet craft blogger, who inspired so many, but who has now sadly passed away. Here are some of her notebooks.

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Start by buying some mini composition notebooks. (The department stores have them on sale at various times)

(1) Use a notebook to make a pattern on a piece of cardboard. Leave a little extra on both sides to fold over the front and back notebook covers, and mark where all the folds should go.

(2) Use the pattern to cut out the scrapbook paper and to draw the fold lines on the back.

(3) Fold on the lines the wrong way and…

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Not only something  I will ponder about but something I will write in….


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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27 Responses to DIY Mini Note Book Covers

  1. Dina says:

    This looks so nice, very pretty indeed. 🌹What a shame you are so far away…. I’m not good at this, but I love to create and learn something new. 🤗
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


  2. DailyMusings says:

    They are so pretty!


  3. Marsha says:

    The notebooks are lovely. I just love journals, and they would make a nice gift. Thanks for the idea, Amanda. 🙂

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  4. Those books look so pretty Amanda! I love small pretty things that brighten everything around. I used to be terrible at arts and crafts when I was a child, I guess as an adult too as I can’t even wrap a gift properly but I enjoy seeing other people do it and make beautiful things. 🙂

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  5. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing! I’m often reluctant to use my pretty papers too but I can see this being a great project for them — something functional where you can also appreciate the beautiful patterns! 🙂

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  6. bewbob says:

    What a great idea – thank you for sharing!

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