There are two types of people in the world, those who take down notes, and those who are in love with the art of note taking. If you are the kind of person who belongs on the latter type, these 30 DIY notebook cover ideas are perfect for you! Opt to create your own notebook covers that is suitable to all of your notebook, journal, and stationary needs.
30 ARTSY DIY NOTEBOOK COVER IDEAS:
1.) CREATE YOUR OWN LEATHER DIY NOTEBOOK COVER
(C) Caroline South
Leathers make quality notebook covers, in addition it also gives a classic and expensive vibe to your notebook. However, leather covered notebooks are not cheap and might poke a hole in your pockets. So why don’t you create one for yourself? To save money, choose to buy scrap leathers online, or in fabric stores. This way the leather is cheaper. Afterwards depend the size of your notebook on the scrapped leather material you have acquired. 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!
(C) Jen Causey
This DIY notebook cover project is specifically tailored for an event every woman is looking forward to. You can create this easy craft for your friend’s wedding, or for your own! Using cardstack, pieces of paper, twines, and paper clips, you can already make this dainty notebook cover.
Just because it is called a wedding notebook cover, does not mean it is exclusive to weddings. You can customize the title cover to suit any occasion!
3.) USE NAIL POLISH FOR MARBLE DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!
You can never go wrong with marble notebooks, especially DIY ones. Try making this marble notebook cover for yourself using a nail polish! This is a fun and enjoyable DIY project that you will surely remember every time you take down notes.
TIP: Using nail polishes and water on regular paper will simply damage the paper. Use contact papers instead!
4.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH SHARPIES!
Giving a personal touch to your notebook cover does not have to be complicated nor time consuming. Save time and money by using colorful sharpies! You will be surprised how these popping colored pens and funky handwriting style makes your notebook cover adorable in an instant!
5.) PRINT BEAUTIFUL LAY-OUTS ON CARDBOARDS!
Remind yourself of the great summer escapade you had by printing a tropical design lay-out on your notebook cover! Just because the summer vacation already ended, doesn’t mean good memories have to as well. This DIY notebook cover idea will surely lift up your mood every time taking down notes become unbearable.
6.) MAKE A DIY NOTEBOOK COVER FROM PAPER BAGS!
(C) Lars Library
Resourcefulness and creativity, mix these two skills together and you will make things possible! Even a notebook cover from a paper bag! With this DIY project, you did not only have a one-of-a-kind notebook, you were also able to save the environment!
7.) USE ADHESIVE VINYLS FOR YOUR DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!
Believe it or not, these on fleek marble covered notebook with copper accent is not a store bought notebook. The notebooks pictured above is a result of a DIY notebook cover project! Using adhesive vinyls, you can create these dainty notebook covers as well in a matter of minutes!
8.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK USING CHALKBOARD PAINT!
Are you the kind of person who simply cannot make up your mind on what should be displayed on your notebook cover? If so, then this DIY notebook cover will surely humor your ever changing mind! Transform an ordinary notebook unto a chalkboard covered notebook by coating an average notebook cover with chalkboard paint. Let it dry and grab your chalk to give it an instant personal touch!
9.) BE INSPIRED WITH MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!
Every one needs a motivation to get by every day. Why not incorporate your favorite quotations to inspire you on the cover of your notebooks? Surely, this DIY notebook cover will encourage you to jot your notes!
10.) CREATE A DESIGNER’S NOTEBOOK USING CARDSTACKS!
Your notebook does not have to be bought in order for it to look like a designer’s notebook. Sometimes, all you need is a cardstack, paint, adhesives, and a dash of creativity to create one for yourself. The notebook cover pictured above looks dainty and will remind you of Kate Spade luxury products!
11.) TURN YOUR MEMORIES UNTO A DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!
Surely nothing will make a notebook cover even more personalized than printing your fondest memories on it! Keep those precious memories alive and transform them unto a notebook cover. No one will claim your notebook as theirs, and it will always make its way back to you. Guaranteed!
12.) CREATE A CHIC NOTEBOOK OUT OF PATTERNED FOLDERS!
Believe it or not, this dainty notebook pictured above only costs less than 10 bucks to create. Simply buy beautifully patterned folders, and regular stash of papers. Bind them together inside afterwards, and tada! You now have a chic and dainty notebook in less than 10 bucks, and less than 5 minutes!
13.) LET YOUR NOTEBOOK SHIMMER IN GOLD USING SHARPIES!
Embellish your notebook cover in shimmering gold using gold Sharpies! This is a smart, cheap, and easy way of turning a plain black notebook unto something awesome. With this trick, you can create different patterns, write numerous quotations, and give your notebook an instant personality and attitude!
14.) CREATE A NOTEBOOK COVER WITH TUMBLR POSTS!
(C) Ann Le Style
Are you an avid Tumblr user? If so, then this DIY notebook cover will surely delight you! Print your favorite Tumblr posts and paste it on your notebook cover. This trick will surely ignite your energy inside and will put you in nothing but good vibes!
15.) UNLEASH THE MERMAID IN YOU WITH THIS SHELL DIY NOTEBOOK COVER!
(C) Laurena Bishop
This unique notebook cover simply screams ‘mermaid!’ Using a clean scallop and regular papers yarn-ed together, you can fulfill and satisfy your mermaid heart with this cool project. Surely, anyone who will see your dainty notebook cover will be impressed and jealous!
16.) BUILD COMPARTMENTS INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER!
(C) Smart Fun DIY
This DIY notebook cover is made for those who love carrying notebooks in their handbag. This project features a built in compartment inside the cover of your notebook to give room for essential items. Stash your items inside and seize the day with this notebook cover on the go!
17.) COVER YOUR NOTEBOOK WITH LETTERS!
Fond of collecting letters? Why don’t you create a notebook cover that features eclectic elements! From hand written letters to music notes, this simple craft surely expresses the artist in you.
18.) LET YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER DAZZLE WITH EMBROIDERED EMBELLISHMENTS!
(C) Elle Frost
The delicate envelope looking notebook cover featured above sure looks complicated, but worry not because it is actually very easy to create! For starters, you will be needing an 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!
(C) Jodie and Jen
These beautiful and colorful notebooks are not bought from any stores, rather it is very easy and simple to create! With the help of free printable lay-outs, you can decorate your notebook with fantastic covers. Cannot make up your mind about what lay-out you will use, simply print one for each notebook you have!
20.) COLOR YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH A NICE OMBRE!
(C) Da Mask Love
Play with colors! Dress up your notebook cover with a beautiful ombre! Simple color your notebook’s cover using three shades of color. Blend it well and you will be surprised how this simple trick makes a big difference! This DIY notebook cover project is not only applicable to your notebooks, you may use this craft in making gifts for your friends as well!
21.) CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS!
A beautiful notebook need not 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 above! Simply cover a regular notebook with patterned wrappings and you are all set! Level up your notebook game,
22.) LEARN THE ART OF BOOKBINDING FOR YOUR NOTES!
(C) Da Mask Love
Bookbinding does not have to scare you, because it is a craft that can be learned in the long run! Once you become comfortable with this craft, you will never buy notebook anymore. This is also a fun project that once mastered, has a huge potential to start your business with!
23.) BIND YOUR NOTES USING EYELETS!
(C) Da Mask Love
You will never run out of notebooks once you get comfortable with this project. There are many ways you can bind your notes, you can stitch it together, or glue it, or staple 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!
(C) Da Mask Love
Make your notebook extra-special and durable by creating your own hard cover binding! This skill will not only satisfy your love for papers, but it is also a profitable skill to master!
25.) CREATE EYE-CATCHING NOTEBOOKS WITH COLORS!
Sometimes, for a notebook to catch your eyes, all you need is to learn the art of mixing and matching colors! The neon pink and shimmering gold combination of colors on the cover of the notebook, makes looking at it a pleasurable experience. You can also create one, not only for yourself, but for your friends as well!
26.) DECORATE YOUR NOTEBOOK WITH PLAYFUL COVERS!
(C) Erin Dollar
Decorate and cover your notebooks with these adorable patterns! You can mix and match designs that will work well with your taste. In less than a few minutes, you can already have an equally dainty notebook like the ones pictured above.
27.) CREATE A BOHEMIAN NOTEBOOK COVER!
These fabulous do-it-yourself notebook cover looks different from regular notebooks. Regardless, this fabulous notebooks are easy to create and gives off a bohemian chic vibe.
28.) KEEP YOUR WANDERLUST ALIVE WITH THIS 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 will surely motivate you to do fulfill your dream, and will give you something to look forward to. To take this DIY project a step higher, you may insert 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!
(C) Elsie and Emma
Create these simple but chic DIY notebook cover by using patterns with eye-pleasing colors. With the assistance of yarn and puncher, you can make this notebook for yourself as well in a matter of minutes!
30.) EMBELLISH YOUR NOTEBOOK COVER WITH DECORS!
An embellishment, no matter how small, can do great wonders! The notebook pictured above surely made the notebook even more adorable with a customized price tag pasted on its cover. You can create one for yourself as well, for better results, use your imagination and creativity to make the most out of it!
Certainly these 30 DIY notebook cover ideas got you excited! Bid goodbye to your plain old notebooks, and say hello to a notebook with touch of your personality!