How to: Patterned Notebook

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    adore the many patterns and colors of origami paper. It’s hard to choose just one, there are so many beautiful prints. I’ve also recently discovered the magic that is Mod Podge. Origami paper + Mod Podge = endless possibilities.

    I found some Moleskine notebooks, but they felt a little sad with just the kraft paper covers. Here’s what you’ll need to transform these notebooks into a little piece of art that make a perfect gift:

    Moleskine notebooks

    8.5 X 11″ or larger origami paper

    Mod Podge

    Sponge or brush

    Scissors

    Pencil

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    Here are my notebooks. They are 5 X 8.25″ in size, and arrived in a pack of 3.

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    I found this origami paper here.

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    Lay the notebook on the paper and press flat. Trace the outline of the notebook with a sharp pencil and cut out.

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    Spread the Mod Podge with a brush or sponge all over the back of the paper, don’t forget the edges.

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    Line up your notebook with the Mod Podge paper and smooth out with your hands. Trim any imperfections with scissors.

    Hard to believe a DIY so easy could be so adorable!

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    Sarah

    I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

    March 24, 2015

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      Joanna @DIY Project

      July 10, 2018

      Love the way you patterned this book. So awesome. Thanks for posting this DIY project.

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