I bought this composition notebook for $.50 the other day while school supply shopping for my sweet son, who is now a kindergartner (I used to love getting a blank marble composition book when I was little-- so many pages to fill up with writing and drawing :)). I wanted to dress it up some and decided to use washi tape - I was inspired by Danni over at Oh Hello Friend and her cute little notebook she created :)
So during this project I learned a couple things: 1. I love washi tape (although I think I already knew this ;)). 2. I have way too much washi tape. 3. There really is so much you can do with washi tape :)
I started with a blank composition notebook, two sheets of white cardstock, adhesive, and washi tape. I also decided to cover the spine at the end with blank newsprint paper.
I traced the cover onto one of the white sheets of cardstock and then started adhering the washi tape.
I then trimmed all of the sides.
I used permanent adhesive all over the front of the notebook, and then adhered the trimmed cover. I repeated the above steps with the back cover as well.
I had planned on leaving the spine as the original black tape on the notebook, but decided to add newsprint at the end. *Had I decided this before adhering the covers, I would have put the spine paper on first.
Basically, I just used more permanent adhesive and adhered the newsprint after measuring and cutting the paper to size.
Voilà! A cute and quick way to dress up any sort of notebook! :)
In order to keep it more durable (which I know that right now, it is not that durable), I may apply a couple layers of ModPodge.
I've had questions and emails on other blog posts about where I get my washi tape. I have purchased most of mine from these shops: