Originally posted 2015-07-27 08:00:03.
Back to School Upgrade – Composition Notebook
I can’t believe it is almost time for school to start! As my daughter enters her junior year in high school, I want to send her off to school in style… I general buy school supplies at discount stores and this year I decided to add a bit of flair to them with a few simple craft supplies. For this project, I added scrapbooking paper and washi tape to a composition notebook. It was super simple and inexpensive, and I will show you how!
- Plain composition notebook
- 2 – 12″ x 12″ sheets of scrapbooking paper
- Mod Podge (<– affiliate link!) and a brush
- Washi tape
I started by applying Mod Podge to the back cover of the notebook with a wide craft paint brush. I did not apply the Mod Podge to the tape binding on the notebook. I aligned the scrapbooking paper at the edge of the tape binding, then smoothed it in place.
I applied Mod Podge to the front cover, the positioned the scrapbooking paper and smoothed it down.
Once the Mod Podge was dry, I trimmed the excess paper away with a pair of scissors, cutting as close to the edge of the covers as I could.
I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the paper on each side of the notebook, as well as the edges.
I added strips of washi tape to cover the existing tape binding on the notebook, and overlapped the scrapbooking paper on the covers just a bit. Three strips of washi tape was enough to cover the spine!
I cut a monogram out of a piece of vinyl and applied it to the front cover.
That’s it! So easy and her school supplies look so darn cute! Stay tuned for other back-to-school upgrade posts where I will share how I updated a few other things…
Here is a link to another great notebook project… Have any questions about adding scrapbooking paper and washi tape to a composition notebook? Leave a comment below!