Friday, May 15, 2009

Tutorial Thursday: Lil’ Composition Notebooks

Awhile back I was at the Dollar Store and saw these little composition notebooks pictured below.

They come 4 to a package making them just 25 cents each! They are small - a little over 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall.

They are sort of cute the way they are but I knew I could make them cuter - so I went to work! And here's what I came up with.........

This is super duper easy but oh so very cute and no one will know you did it so quickly; well, unless you tell them! They are just a perfect little size - perfect to keep in your purse to jot down little lists or things you need to remember or the perfect to keep next to your computer and jot things down as well. They'd also be cute little party favors done in party colors.  

You'll need:  Lil' Composition Notebooks (obviously!)Scrapbooking Paper Coordinating Ribbon Coordinating Embellishments like stickers, artificial flowers, buttons, etc…  Glue Stick Scissors Pencil What You'll Do:

Trace around your notebook leaving a little room on each end for when it is open and then cut around the traced lines.

 Liberally apply glue to the paper and the little notebook then line up the ends of the paper with the end of the notebook and glue it down. Repeat on the other side. If you have any excess paper anywhere, trim it off. 

Now, cut some ribbon for the front and the back of your little notebook so that when it is shut you can tie it closed. Glue the ribbon on the inside of the front and back covers. Also, glue down the first page to the inside of the front cover and the last page to the inside of the back cover so you can not see where the ribbon is glued down. 

Embellish the front however you like! Use stickers, flowers,  buttons, rhinestones - whatever you want! Admire your work and make some more!

Butterflies are nice and pretty. This particular one is nice and glittery too. 

Add a little bling with rhinestones like the flower shaped rhinestones I used in this one. 

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