DIY Back to School Notebook & Folder Decoration | Sea Lemon

DIY Back to School Notebook & Folder Decoration | Sea Lemon


Some of you have asked how to decorate your
notebooks and folders. So here are some ways you can spruce up those
plain covers. This video will be an overview of some fun
and simple ways to decorate your notebooks and folders. You’re welcome to get inspired
by these ideas and make your own unique decoration to suit your style. One way to decorate is with duct tape. And if you have washi tape, that works great
too. You can tape the spine of a composition notebook
to add a pop of color to it. You can use an X-Acto blade or scissors to
trim the ends like this. Or use the tape to make a corner design. Just
tape down multiple colors in a random pattern, and cut a 90 degree triangle out of it. Then stick it to the cover. Another way to decorate is with correction
tape. This is used for correcting mistakes on your
papers, but I thought, why not try decorating with it? Try a chevron pattern like I’m doing here,
or try some stripes. Another option is gluing paper to the covers. You can find scrapbook paper at craft stores.
Or you can use paper you might already have around, like posters, magazine pages, maps
or artwork you already made. I have this wood pattern scrap book paper
I think could work well on the composition book. Use a strong glue stick for this. I like this
Elmer’s extra strength craft bond, or Avery permanent glue stick. Put a good coat on the cover and press the
paper on. Repeat this on the back cover. Then put a heavy book on it and let it dry. After it’s dry, carefully cut around the cover
edges. And here’s an example of this same method with
a spiral notebook. If you want to go an extra step and put an
elastic band closure on your notebook, check out the tutorial at the end of this video.
You can also find the link in the description below. And last, you can decorate the covers with
markers. I like to draw with sharpies. You can of course
draw anything your want, but if you need some ideas to get you going, check out these print
pattern tutorials here. You can also find the links in the description below. I chose to draw a leopard pattern, and and abstract fractal type pattern. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Feel
free to suggest other tutorials you would like to see and share pics of what you made
on my Facebook page, Twitter or Instragram. You can find direct links to my pages in the
description below. For more back-to-school type videos, I made
a playlist which you can find on my channel page. For more tutorials be sure to subscribe and
check out my channel. For an easy way to add an elastic band closure to your notebook,
check out the video to the left. For a simple way to decorate your backpack or bag with
an aztec print pattern, check out the video to the right. You can also find these links
and more listed below.

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