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Let’s be honest here, composition notebooks are absolutely horrendous and are in dire need of a total make over as a school supply! 

Add a little spice to your back to school haul with notebooks you personally made yourself! You can go totally girl-chic with a wrapable-twine fabric notebook or a quirky fun pool floaty notebook.

DIY FABRIC NOTEBOOK

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Composition notebook
  • Fabric
  • Twine
  • Cardstock
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Cut a triangle from the cardstock and glue it to the front cover of the notebook. Glue the twine to the tip of the triangle.
  2. Cut the fabric so that it’s a bit bigger than the notebook .
  3. Cut the fabric again along the lines shown in the photo above. This is to let you fold the fabric over the notebook.
  4. Fold the fabric over the edges of the notebook and glue it down.
  5. Cut the cardstock to the size of the cover with some margin to allow some of the fabric to show. This makes the notebook look more seamless and hides the uneven fabric cuts or gluing.
  6. Glue the cardstock to inside of the notebook cover. Make sure to do it twice for both sides.
  7. Wrap the twine around the notebook and put it in your school bag!

I was really happy with how this turned out because there were so many different fabric possibilities to add my own touch of personality to it!

The next one is a lot of fun though too for all those who get a lil’ bored in class! Not saying you should sleep in class though. It’s more for passing time inbetween classes! ;)

DIY PILLOW NOTEBOOK

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Composition notebook
  • Arm floaties - preferably those for children
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Fold the cardstock over the notebook edges 
    1. I didn’t get enough of the cardstock paper to cover both the front and the back of the notebook, so I only covered half of the front and the full back. It’s up to you on how to do it though!
    2. I used the cardstock to cover the weird cover of the composition notebook not covered by the arm floaty, but you can choose whatever combination you want!
  2. Glue the cardstock to the notebook edges.
  3. Blow up the arm floaty and see which are the parts that don’t get blown up. Cut the arm floaty at those parts, so it’ll become flat. Make sure to have enough extra floaty to glue it over the cover of your notebook and room for it to blow up still.
  4. Glue the edge of the now flat floaty over the cover of the notebook. Deflate it before glueing it onto the notebook to make this process easier.
  5. Let the glue dry.
  6. Blow up your arm floaty pillow and test it out! Not the biggest pillow ever, but definitely can see how it’ll be a lifesaver on some days!

Watch out for some more BTS DIYs being posted soon!

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