Intro: Wild Animal Print Notebooks
This wild take on the homemade notebook project was inspired by Ann Lee's Tumblr Notebook project. You can see below the link to where I found the inspiration.
Step 1: Materials
What you need to make your own homemade notebooks are...
- at least 2 packets of filler paper
- animal printed cardstock
- X-acto knife or scissors
- PH Neutral adhesive or Mod Podge
- a heavy book
- sponge brush
- binder clips
- black craft paper
- colorful labels
Step 2: Bind the Paper
First, place the binder clips on the top and bottom of your filler paper, not the sides where you'll be binding with glue. Then, use your sponge brush to brush PH-Adhesive or PVA glue on the side to bind.
Step 3: Make the Covers
While the glue is drying, measure and cut two pieces of cardstock so that they're the same size as your filler paper. These will be the covers.
Step 4: Make the Binding
Now, grab a piece of black paper and cut a strip that is 1.5" wide and the length of your paper. My paper is 10.5". Then, place a layer of PH-glue on the binding, and wrap it along the side of your paper, securing with binder clips to keep in place. Let dry before removing the clips.
Step 5: Write On!
Now, you're ready to write in! These homemade notebooks make great gifts and great to use for back to school!