Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Customizable Notebooks for under $1

I'm alive!

I'd like to say that I've been traveling the world or something, but instead I've been spending time getting my life on track. I've had a hard time getting adjusted to college and have been working like crazy lately. It's a work in progress, but I'm finally figuring things out.
Today I started my second semester. (We have a January term) So this means I needed some pretty school supplies to stay organized.
I used this technique (I didn't actually come up with this technique, it's pretty popular in the planning world.) to make some pretty personalized notebooks.
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I printed my monogram and class name on a sheet of cardstock. I also laminated it for added durability (and because I think I'm cool beans because I have a laminator, this one
 to be exact), but all of that is completely up to you. Once I cut it down to size, I tore a sheet out of the notebook, lined it up on the cover, and marked each hole. I tried to get it as close to the center as possible so they would all line up.

I then punched the holes using a tiny hole punch

Once they were all punched, I cut a tiny little slit running from the left side of the hole to the edge of the cover.

Finally I just snapped it on using the scissors to push the little tabs into place.

And that's all!

These are completely customizable, and they make the 20 cent notebooks from Walmart super cute. And you can switch them out if you decide you don't like a cover!

I'd love to see pictures of your covers! Tag me on Instagram @LittleBitsofLacey or post them using the hashtag #LittleBitsofLacey

Have a great day! 
xoxo, Lacey

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