How to Decorate Composition Notebooks Using Scrapbook Supplies

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Often time composition notebooks are generally equated with “oh my, am I really ready for this?!” anxiety dreams that plague us through our school years. With a few additions, these decorated notebooks will have you looking forward to going to class. A perfect example of turning the truly terrifying into the treasured.

Ready for class
(Final Notebook)

Things You'll Need

  • Composition notebook
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Decorative tape
  • Glue stick
  • Adhesive letters
  • Ruler
  • Postcard
Step 1

See end of directions for a list of what you'll need to get started.

Supplies
Supplies
Step 2

Place your notebook on top of your scrapbooking paper, butting up to the corner. Trace around the other three sides.

Cut out the paper
Step 1
Step 3

Evenly coat the back of the paper with the glue stick. Line up and press firmly on the cover.

Coat the back of the paper with glue
Step 2
Step 4

Run a line of tape down the spine overlapping the paper 1/16 inch to decorate the spine. Cut at both top and bottom so the tape line is flush with the top and bottom of the journal.

Decorate the spine
Step 3
Step 5

Using a straight-edge, place the name of the course across the notebook.

Add course name
Step 4
Step 6

Add two more lines of tape a little above and below where the postcard will go to frame it.

Frame your post card
Step 5
Step 7

Center your postcard or photo over the tape and hot glue.

Add your final touch
Step 6

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