March 11, 2016

DIY mini notebooks

Hello people! i'm back with a new Diy project for you. Have you ever find yourself having to write down some important things but there isn't a notebook or paper nearby. while phones are useful to jot down these things, having a little notebook always comes in handy. I'm terrible at remembering things and made these notebooks to write down important dates and contact numbers. So i decided to make these mini little notebooks. It's easy to carry these notebooks in handbags while going out too. Head down for the tutorial:)



Materials needed:
1. some A4 sheets
2. chart or lighter card stock
3. PVA glue
4. scissors
5. washi tape/ cellotape
6. paperclips

Instructions:
Step 1: take an A4 sheet and cut it into 4 equal parts
Step 2: now fold the paper in half.
Step 3: repeat this process for other sheets till you get your desired number of sheets.
Step 4: cut two pieces of chart/card stock for the notebook cover.
Step 5: gather all the papers with folded ends together with the card stock on either sides.
Step 6: arrange them nice and tight and place a paperclips at both ends near the spine when you are satisfied with the result.
Step 7: apply liberal amount of glue to the spine of the notebook using Q-tips. make 2 or 3 similar coats again once they are dried.
Step 8: cover the glued side with washi tape or with any other tape.
And your notebook is almost done!!!
Go ahead and decorate your notebook front or cover it with beautiful wrapping papers.
To know how i decorated my notebook look at my Diy bookmarks tutorial. It's simple and easy to do.



Note:
You can make these notebooks in any of your desired size
8 or 10 A4 sheets is enough for making small notebooks like this






Hopy you guys like the tutorial. Happy crafting:)
Linking this post to Mad skills tutorial link party

10 comments:

  1. Perfect project for me and my lil one. Her mini vacation has just begun. Very beautifully explained Anitha!!

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  2. I love your cute notebooks you made Anitha! I'm following you now on Instagram too! Hope you follow me back @brklynhousewife
    Enjoy the weekend
    Julie

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  3. Many thanks for this great tutorial, Anitha! Some time ago I saw a tutorial on youtube about making little notepads and soo wanted to do this, but they used a special bookbinder's glue that I still haven't bought up to now. But now I see that you use simple normal glue (right?), great to know that this works, too! Your notebooks look super sweet ♥. Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful day! Greetings from your new follower Nata

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  4. Love your notebooks, they appear easy to make too. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Really cute !!!
    Wiil give a perfect little gift !!!
    Thanks for your kind visit !
    Anna

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  7. Cute Anitha. I think I must try it too.

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  8. Your blog is very impressive and have the useful information it is really caught my attention.

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  9. Those notebooks are wonderful, Anitha! They would make great gifts. You make it look easy enough to try for myself. I can see how they might be personalized to suit the personality of the recipient too. I checked out your bookmark tutorial and I must say I never thought of covering something like this with contact paper. I think it is a great idea and less expensive than the laminate sheets I have used with the heat machine in the past to cover bookmarks. Thanks for sharing both these tutorials. I am going to pin both to my Pinterest account under Crafts I Want to Make!!!

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  10. P.S. Thanks for dropping by Mimi Mine blog and leaving your nice comments!

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