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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Personalized Notebooks

Hello All! Not sure if you saw my post last week, but I mentioned that I'm going to be trying my hand at homemade Christmas gifts for several of my loved ones this year. I continued crafting for my nieces this week and made them personalized notebooks. These are super simple, but are really cute.

I started with these composition notebooks you can get anywhere, I got them at the dollar store.

I also gathered some scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and some other embellishments. I used a paper cutter and a knife to cut out the paper for the covers.

I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge on the notebook before laying the paper down, and then another layer on top of the paper. After that dried I hot glued some matching ribbon to edge of the paper on the binding. Then I used some embellishments to decorate the notebooks for the girls.

Here's how they turned out - I hope the girls like them! I definitely like how simple and cute they are.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are so cute! Especially for school age kids.

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  3. Too cute for words! Thanks for linking up to my party!
    House on the Way

  4. This is a wonderful low cost gift idea! My daughter will enjoy making these. Thanks for linking up! I have pinned this!

  5. These are really cute! I love a cute notebook/journal! I'm your newest follower!


  6. Liz,
    This turned out super cute. I am definitely making and giving some of these for Christmas this year. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  7. I love this idea! And I will be sharing this on Pinterest now and on my Operation Christmas Child blog late this year... what a wonderful way to take a simple school supply and make it a special gift for a special child! klamathocc.blogspot.com