Composition Notebook Makeover

by frazzledmama on August 2, 2012

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Aren’t these notebooks cute?  The kids love them and having unique designs helps everyone keep track of their own book.  What I do not like about them, is the price.

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This week, we picked up a nice stack of these plain composition books for $.25 a piece at Office Depot.  While thrilled at the deal, I was a little sad about the lack of pizazz. So I attempted to dress up our plain Jane notebooks, and here is the result…

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Using scrapbooking cardstock, I traced the front and back cover of the composition notebook.

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I found that it was important to line up the paper straight on the binding of the book, and to trace each cover separately, as they are not the same size.

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Next, I sprayed the notebook cover with spray adhesive, being careful not to get any on the binding.

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Last, carefully place the paper on the adhesive covered notebook, and smooth the paper to ensure a strong bond.

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Here is the final result.   This paper was pale pink marbled design, so I decided to dress it up a bit more.

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Sorry, I blanked out the name to protect the innocent ;)

I am very please with the outcome, and plain to let each kiddo pick out scrapbook paper for their own notebook.  Not bad, a beautifully customized notebook for $2.25!

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Rebecca August 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

So cute!  You are such a creative talent, Margaret!

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frazzledmama August 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Well thanks! As are you :)

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