Introduction: Faux Wood Notebook Cover

Sometimes you get a notebook which suits all your needs in size and format but is lacking in appearance. Aghh!

By following this instructable you will alter this situation.

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

- Notebook with a cover that you don't mind experimenting on.

- Woodburning pen.

- Paper (big enough to cover your notebook front with surplus).

- Scissors.

- Craft glue (Mod Podge).

- Cardboard or several pieces of extra paper to lay on your work surface for protection.

- A paintbrush.

Step 2: Drawing

Regulate the temperature of your wood burning pen to get a nice brown color on your paper and draw lines resembling wood grains. By applying a slight amount of pressure with your heated pen you will be able to achieve a wood-like texture and color on the paper (Pic 4). I wish I could convey the feel of the paper's texture through this instructable!

Step 3: Preparing

My notebook had a very bright logo so first I decided to glue a white paper on top to cover it. The next step is to fold your "wood" paper over front cover and get some sharp creases. Snip the paper in the corners to ease folding.

Step 4: Gluing

Dab the glue on cover and spread it evenly with a brush. Put the "wood" paper on the cover. Press gently, making sure it glued everywhere. Let it dry completely.

Step 5: Polishing

After the glue has dried coat the cover with Mod Podge and leave it to dry. Coat both sides of the cover to prevent warping.

Step 6: Completion!

You get a nice wood looking cover for your somethat boring notebook!

Bonus Idea:

Add some decoration by burning borders and headings on the pages of your notebook or diary!

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