30 Artsy DIY Notebook Cover Ideas

by craftmin | December 26, 2017

There are two types of people in the world: those who rely on technology, and those who are in love with the art of note taking by hand. If you are the latter type, these 30 DIY notebook cover ideas will be perfect for you! Create your own notebook covers that will be suitable for all of your notebook, journal, and stationary needs.

 

30 ARTSY DIY NOTEBOOK COVER IDEAS:

 

 

1.) LEATHER DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

 

(C) Caroline South

Leathers makes for quality notebook covers, adding a classic and expensive vibe to your notebook. However, leather-covered notebooks don’t come cheap, so why not create one for yourself? To save money, buy scrap leather online or in a fabric store. This way the leather will be cheaper. This is a smart and practical way of getting the notebook of your dreams, without sacrificing your budget!

 

2.) MAKE A WEDDING DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!

3 VINTAGE COLORED DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Jen Causey

This DIY notebook cover project is specifically tailored for the big event most women are looking forward to. You can create this easy but dainty craft for your friend’s wedding, or for your own, just using cardstock, pieces of paper, twines and paper clips.

Just because it is called a wedding notebook cover does not mean it is exclusive to weddings. Customize the title cover to suit any occasion!

3.) USE NAIL POLISH FOR A MARBLE DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!

4 PLAY WITH COLORS DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Tell Love and Party

You can never go wrong with marbled notebooks, especially ones made by hand. Try this marble notebook cover for yourself which uses nail polish for a fun and enjoyable DIY project that you are sure to remember whenever you take down notes.

TIP: Using nail poliss and water on regular paper will simply damage the paper so make sure to use contact papers instead!

 

4.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH SHARPIES!5 SHARPIE DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Rachel

Adding a personal touch to your notebook cover doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Save time and money by using colorful sharpies! You will be surprised at how these colored pens and funky handwriting makes your notebook cover adorable in an instant.

 

5.) PRINT BEAUTIFUL LAY-OUTS ON CARDBOARD!

6 PALM CARDBOARD DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Karolina

Remind yourself of that great summer escapade by printing a tropical design lay-out onto your notebook cover! Just because the summer vacation ended doesn’t mean the good memories have to. This DIY notebook cover idea is sure to lift up your mood whenever taking down notes becomes unbearable.

 

6.) MAKE A DIY NOTEBOOK COVER FROM PAPER BAGS!

7 PAPER DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Lars Library 

Resourceful and creative, this notebook cover is made from a paper bag which not only creates a one-of-a-kind notebook, but also helps to save the environment!

7.) USE ADHESIVE VINYL FOR YOUR DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!

8 MARBLE AND COPPER DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) The Lovely Drawer

Believe it or not, this on-fleek marble covered notebook with copper accents is not store bought, but is the result of a DIY notebook cover project! Using adhesive vinyl, you can also create this dainty notebook cover in a matter of minutes!

8.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK USING CHALKBOARD PAINT! 

9 CHALKBOARD DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Warm Hot Chocolate

Can you not make up your mind on what should be displayed on your notebook cover? This DIY notebook cover is sure to humor your ever-changing mind! Transform an ordinary notebook by coating an average notebook cover with chalkboard paint. Let it dry and grab your chalk for an instant personal touch!

 

9.) BE INSPIRED WITH MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES DIY NOTEBOOK COVER! 

10 INSPIRATIONAL DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) We R Memory Keepers

Everyone needs motivation to get by every day so why not add your favorite motivational quotations onto the cover of your notebooks? This DIY notebook cover will encourage you to jot down all your notes.

 

10.) CREATE A DESIGNER’S NOTEBOOK USING CARDSTOCK!

11 striped diy notebook cover

(C) Once Upon Her Dream

Your notebook doesn’t have to be bought from a shop to look designer. Sometimes, all you need is cardstock, paint, adhesives and a dash of creativity. The notebook cover pictured above looks dainty and almost exactly like Kate Spade luxury products!

11.) TURN YOUR MEMORIES INTO A DIY NOTEBOOK COVER! 

12 memory covered

(C) Minted

Nothing will make a notebook cover even more personal than printing your fondest memories on it! Keep those precious memories alive by transforming them into a notebook cover. No one will claim your notebook as theirs, and it will always make its way back to you.

 

12.) CREATE A CHIC NOTEBOOK FROM PATTERNED FOLDERS!

13 gold sharpies

(C) Lily The Wandering Gypsy

Believe it or not, this dainty notebook costs less than 10 bucks to create. Simply buy beautifully patterned folders, and a regular stash of papers then bind them together, and tada! You have a chic and dainty notebook for less than 10 bucks, and in less than 5 minutes!

 

13.) LET YOUR NOTEBOOK SHIMMER IN GOLD USING SHARPIES!

14 tumblr DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Ashley

Embellish your notebook cover with shimmering gold using gold Sharpies! This is a smart, cheap and easy way of turning a plain black notebook into something awesome. With this trick, you can create different patterns, write numerous quotations and give your notebook instant personality and attitude!

 

14.) CREATE A NOTEBOOK COVER WITH TUMBLR POSTS!

tumblr diy notebook cover

(C) Ann Le Style

Are you an avid Tumblr user? If so, then this DIY notebook cover will surely delight you! Print out your favorite Tumblr posts and paste them onto your notebook cover which is sure to ignite your energy and give you nothing but good vibes!

 

15.) UNLEASH THE MERMAID IN YOU WITH THIS SHELL DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!

15 shell diy notebook cover

(C) Laurena Bishop

This unique notebook cover simply screams ‘mermaid!’ Using a clean scallop and regular papers tied together, you can satisfy your mermaid heart with this cool project. Anyone who sees your dainty notebook cover will be impressed and maybeeven  a bit jealous!

16.) BUILD COMPARTMENTS INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER!

16 additional comparment

(C) Smart Fun DIY

This DIY notebook cover is made for those who love carrying notebooks in their handbag, as it features a built-in compartment inside the cover to give room for essential items. Stash your items inside and seize the day with this notebook cover!

 

17.) COVER YOUR NOTEBOOK WITH LETTERS!

16 letters DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Emma

Fond of collecting letters? Why not create a notebook cover that features eclectic elements, from hand-written letters to music notes. This simple craft is sure to expresses your inner artist.

 

18.) LET YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER DAZZLE WITH EMBROIDERED EMBELLISHMENTS!

embroidered

(C) Elle Frost

This delicate envelope notebook cover sure looks complicated, but it is actually very easy to create! All you need is embroidery thread, a tool to pierce with, cardboard and papers. Armed with these materials, you will be able to make a unique dainty notebook cover in a matter of minutes!

 

19.) DECORATE YOUR NOTEBOOK WITH FREE PRINTABLE LAYOUTS!

18 printables

(C) Jodie and Jen

These beautiful and colorful notebooks are not bought from any stores, but instead are very easy to create with free printable lay-outs. If you cannot make up your mind about what lay-out to use, simply print one for each notebook you have!

 

20.) COLOR YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH A NICE OMBRE!

ombre diy notebook cover

(C) Da Mask Love

Play with colors and dress up your notebook cover with a beautiful ombre! Simple color your notebook cover using three shades of color then blend well. This DIY notebook cover project is not only applicable to your notebooks, you can also use this craft to make gifts for your friends as well!

 

21.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS!

patterned diy notebook cover

(C) Amy

A beautiful notebook doesn’t need to be bought – at times, it can be made! With creativity and resourcefulness, you can create a notebook as beautiful and charming as the one pictured. Simply cover a regular notebook with patterned wrappings and you are all set!

 

22.) LEARN THE ART OF BOOKBINDING FOR YOUR NOTES!

bind dioy notebook cover

(C)  Da Mask Love

Bookbinding shouldn’t scare you, it is a craft that can be learned over a long period of time and once you become comfortable with this craft, you will never need to buy any more notebooks. This is a fun project that, once mastered, has a huge potential to start your business!

23.) BIND YOUR NOTES USING EYELETS!

23 eyelet

(C)  Da Mask Love

You will never run out of notebooks once you get comfortable with this project. There are many ways to bind your notes, either by stitching it together, gluing it or stapling it! But let us take this craft to a higher level – using a crop-a-dile, you can bind your notes with beautiful eyelets.

 

 

24.) CREATE STURDY NOTEBOOKS WITH HARD BOOKBINDING!

24 cover binding

(C)  Da Mask Love

Make your notebook extra-special and durable by creating your own hardcover binding! This skill will not only satisfy your love for paper, but will also be a profitable skill to master!

 

25.) CREATE EYE-CATCHING NOTEBOOKS WITH COLORS!

25 mix of colors

 

(C) Curbly

Sometimes, for a notebook to catch your eye, all you need is to learn the art of mixing colors! The neon pink and shimmering gold on the cover makes just looking at it a pleasurable experience. Why not also create one, not only for yourself, but for your friends as well!

 

26.) DECORATE YOUR NOTEBOOK WITH PLAYFUL COVERS!

26 mix and match designs

(C) Erin Dollar

Decorate and cover your notebooks with these adorable patterns! Mix and match designs that will work well with your taste. In less than a ten minutes, you will have a dainty notebook like the ones pictured above.

 

27.) CREATE A BOHEMIAN NOTEBOOK COVER!

27 bohemian floral

(C) Etsy

These fabulous do-it-yourself notebook covers look different from regular notebooks but these fabulous notebooks are easy to create and gives off a bohemian chic vibe.

 

28.) KEEP YOUR WANDERLUST ALIVE WITH THIS MAP DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!

map diy notebook cover

(C) A Pair and A Spare DIY

Remind yourself of your dream to travel around the world by covering your notebook with a map! This project is sure to motivate you to fulfill your dream, and give you something to look forward to. To take this DIY project a step further, why notadd a picture of your favorite place or a photograph of the place you want to visit the most.

 

29.) MAKE A NOTEBOOK COVER FOR YOURSELF USING PATTERNS AND COLORS!

29 cute and thrifty

(C) Elsie and Emma

Create these simple but chic DIY notebook covers using patterns with eye-catching colors. With some yarn and a puncher, you can make this notebook for yourself in a matter of minutes!

 

30.) EMBELLISH YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH DECOR!

1 DIY NOTEBOOK COVER

(C) Radical Possibility

Any embellishment, no matter how small, can work wonders! This notebook is made even more adorable by the customized price tag pasted on its cover. You can create one for yourself as well, using your imagination and creativity to make the most of it!

I’m sure these 30 DIY notebook cover ideas have got you excited so bid goodbye to your plain old notebooks, and say hello to a notebook with touch of personality!