You may already started school or are just about to? You want to impress your schoolfellows or just want to stand out of the crowd but don’t know how to achieve that? I may have a simple idea: customise your notebook.
All you need is:
Newspaper (or a magazine)
Newspaper (or a magazine)
Transparent Book cover paper
I made 2 different notebooks to show you the infinite varieties you can achieve. Very simple and cute
Step 1: Lay the notebook on the back of the page you want to use. Contour the outer borders of the notebook with a pencil (be sure to use a pencil, because a pen can leave marks on the page you want to be displayed).
Step 2: Now with the setsquare add 2 cm to the border you just draw. You will need this to glue the newspaper to the inside of the cover. Cut the figure out with the scissors and add some cuts on the corners as well as the middle part.
Your figure will look like the picture above.
Step 3: Lay a good coat of glue to the cover and flatten everything. If needed you can help yourself out with the setsquare to take out all existing bubbles. The remaining border will be flipped inside the cover.
Step 4: The flip over to the middle part can be a little tricky, take the pencil to push the borders inside.
Step 5: The finishing touch will be to protect your creation with some transparent book cover paper (use the setsquare to avoid bubbles).
For this one I choose 4 advertising pages of a magazine. The amount of pages is up to you.
The method I used is slightly different and glue-ier.
Step 1: Before your start, you will expose your pages down until you like the layout. Leave the remaining borders, as you will need them later.
Step 2: Now proceed to Step 3 above.
Step 3: The trick is to FOLD…
FOLD??? Yes, fold, because the page you choose is double-sided (obviously) and by folding the remaining borders into place you create new images and sometimes even an unintentional pattern. You can do this technic until you run out of borders, or you just glue the left parts you don’t want to display inside (or you can just simply cut them out). This step is by far my favourite one: it is quite funny to observe the transformation you can achieve just by folding (and the glue adds more fun to it)
Step 4: Same as for Notebook 1
Step 5: Exactly as for the first notebook wrap it in some book cover paper. This time I left some bubbles in (on purpose?) because I liked the style (the truth of matter is that my clumsiness had reached an unknown level of mine during this DIY) .
Seee, you made it trough this DIY. You can also choose to do a total different one by using some gift papers, postcard or personal pictures as there is an infinite way of doing this. You can also use some accessories as flowers for example.