Friday, August 19, 2011
You know them. Those 50 cent composition books that come in that ugly mottled print that are oh-so-useful for everything from journals to to-do lists to medical logs. Well, since we use them so much why not make them attractive? It's surprisingly easy to do. Here are the steps:
1. Find a composition book and some paper- either patterned scrapbook paper or plain paper (with plain paper you can decorate it yourself, like I did.)
2. Place the notebook on top of the paper and trace around the notebook, then cut on the line you traced and trim so that it fits the cover of your book.
3. Glue the paper onto the cover of the notebook and smooth out any bubbles. Mod Podge or other decoupage medium works well.
4. Now you can get creative: If you used plain paper, you can do what I did- use permanent marker or other medium to decorate it. Or you can glue ribbon, trims, sequins, buttons, etc. onto the cover.
5. Either leave your notebook as it is after decorating, or paint a layer of Mod Podge over it to give it a protective coat.
Try it and tell me how it works!