diy notebook cover

hey guys! since summer is quickly approaching, i thought id share some of the things i hope to accomplish before school starts again. let me know your plans for enjoying a semi-productive summer and enjoy! 

some books to read
1. ready player one by ernest cline
2. the unexpected everything by morgan matson
3. mistborn: the final empire by brandon sanderson
4. rebel belle by rachel hawkins
5. the hidden oracle by rick riordan
6. the sword of summer by rick riordan
7. me before you by jojo moyes
8. carry on by rainbow rowell
9. cinder by marrissa meyer
10. pride and prejudice by jane austen

become organized!
i. write all upcoming events on a calendar
ii. delete unnecessary photos and apps
iii. write 3 goals for the new school year
iv. develop a study schedule to get ahead for school
v. establish a morning routine
vi. find more delicious yet healthy recipes
vii. choose (and stick to) an organization system
viii. make a study soundtrack
ix. find (and use) study resources for my classes next year
x. do at least 1 creative thing each day

learn something new for the fun of it!
1. learn to code by @code-bug
2. learn to design by @cmpsbls
3. learn to make printables by @cmpsbls
4. learn to mindmap by @studinet
5. learn a language
6. learn how to start a travel journal by @areistotle
7. learn to write by @the-brightest-witch-studies
8. learn to print on post its by @filenames
9. learn diy notebook covers by @muchelleb
10. learn to make a resume by @studyingstudent​ / find a job by @universi-tea

experience new things
i. watch the sunrise and set
ii. start talking to atleast 3 new people
iii. actively listen to new music (including musicals)
iv. talk until dawn
v. be more outgoing and independent

Let`s face it: We`re all obsessed with notebooks. And I imagine I`m not the only one who has quite a few non-muji notebooks flying around that have only been used a very little… So here we go, this is how I recycle old, barely used notebooks into cute and ready to use ones! This is my first masterpost, please be kind :)

You will need: Mentioned old notebook, white paper/cartboard (not too thick), a pencil & an eraser, whatever decorations you want (stickers, patterned paper, pens, washi tape, …), scissors, glue (not pictured, sorry), a ruler, and very importantly large and see-through tape!

Step 1: Take your notebook and rip out all the used pages, if you wrote with a pencil you can also erase it.

Step 2: Now get rid of the cover, try to rip it off in a realtively neat way. (If you ripped out the first page it should be easier!) After that you work with the “inside”, the pages only.

Step 3: Now we`re going to make a new, white cover. (If you want another colour for the base, go for it.) Grab your paper/cartboard and draw the outline of your notebook. It`s very uselful to add a few centimetres on each side, it`ll make the glue-part much easier. Cut that out and just use your own eyes to determine the right length.

Step 4: It`s time for the gluuee! Glue the first and the last page of your “notebook” to the cut out cover. Fold the edges towards the insides so that the rims are smooth and it doesn`t look cut out on the outsides (as shown in the second picture). After that you should have a simple, white notebook.

Step 5: Decorating. Just let your creativity do whatever floats your boat. One suggestion though: If the white paper you used is quite thin then it`s better to use cartboard or thick paper to glue over it so you get more stability. (I used patterned cartboard and drew these little plant/glasses/coffee icons.)

Step 6: This is the last step, my friend, you made it! However this is the most difficult one. To really make a long-lasting cover, we want to tape it all. (If you have, there is special transparent cover foil, but I assume most people don`t have that.) Take the tape, and very carefully start right on the edge of your front cover. Leave enough tape over and beneath the actual cover to tape the inside: To make it look neater, you can take the next page and tape it all together. Repeat this progress so ever bit of your cover is covered and stuck together with the insides.

There we go! Above you can see the two notebooks I made in the last two days, one takes me 1-2 hours. The way I do it is pretty simple, you could spice it up by using the old cover as a base, by adding buttons, strings, whatever… I hope this helped a little, no more barely used old notebooks!

So I’m not sure about you all, but I always get bored within a couple of weeks of summer break! So I’ve basically compiled a bunch of really awesome videos I found on youtube (not gonna lie, LaurDIY was super helpful with this) and almost all of them are pretty reasonably priced, and you can make a bunch of cool stuff(:

EDIT: If any DIYS have a * on them, it just means that It’s a new thing I added(:

If you do try any of it out, be sure to submit me the pictures so I can see!


DIY Caged Back Bandeau

DIY Lace Crop Top

DIY Choker Necklaces

DIY Body Chain

DIY Hair Bows

DIY Bow Back Tops

DIY Studded Shoes

DIY Wire Rings

DIY Flower Sunglasses

DIY Glitter Wall Art

DIY Chain Headband*

DIY Lace Trim Shorts

DIY Body Butter

DIY Beanies

DIY Tribal Print Shoes

DIY Cut Out Shirts

DIY Ombre Shorts

DIY Chokers

DIY Moleskin Notebook Covers*

DIY Heart Shorts*

DIY Brandy Melville Inspired Sign

DIY Head Chain and Flower Headband

DIY Skater Skirt

DIY Lush Bath Bomb

DIY Makeup Organizer

DIY Scrabble Pillows

DIY Floral Fabric Shorts

DIY “Sparkle Balls”

DIY Light Up Headboard

DIY Tie Dye Sundress

DIY Iridescent Shoes

DIY Solid Perfume

DIY Kimono

DIY Tie Dye Bikini

DIY Strap Back Bra

DIY Crop Tops

DIY Bath Jellies

DIY Crayon Lipstick

DIY Ombre Shoes

DIY Beach Bags

DIY Marble Nails

DIY Vanity Lights

DIY Glue Rings

DIY Peter Pan Collars

DIY Boyfriend Cuddle Pillow

DIY Half Bleached Stud Shorts

DIY Lotion Bars

DIY Notebook Cover + Printable Label

Hello everyone, I decided to DIY my notebooks for school. It was really easy and you can probably do it too, if you would like to. 

1. Have a notebook of your choice.

2. I used brown wrapping paper that I purchased from Daiso. You can use any scrapbook paper you like. 

3. I just copy and pasted this label onto Word and printed as much as I needed. 

*If the image doesn’t copy and paste onto Word, feel free to message me and I will try to send my word document to you

This is how mine ended up looking. I like how simple it is and you can definitely draw anything you’d like, put stickers or quotes, this DIY is really up to you to personalize your notebook. 

I hope you all have a great school year :) 

🌈DIY Cover tutorial🌈

Hey! some of you requested a tutorial for my new notebook covers so here it is!! It’s absolutely customizable, you can change the diamond pattern for any other shape, you can switch the watercolors for magazine cut-outs or gouache paint. You can make it any color and size you want! It’s all up to you! Here’s how i did the ones above:

1) You’ll need:

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anonymous asked:

Back to school is always mildly depressing for me, because I see all these cute supplies everywhere. We don't have a lot of money at my house, so I've got fifty cent Walmart spiral notebooks and folders. Any ideas on how yo make them less boring?

Hey I have got you some of my favourite DIY videos and hopefully they can help!