DIY Notebook Designs
If you can’t tear yourself away from the window displays at your local stationery store you are going to love today’s collection, because we’ve rounded up 30 different ways to make your own gorgeous notebooks at home for a fraction of the price!
We’ve got everything from ombre notebooks and mini magazines to fabric covered gratitude journals and even a notebook shaped like a tea cup!
As always be sure to scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the great ideas. And don’t forget to pin your favourites as you go!
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30. Handmade Gelato Ombre Notebook Covers
Found it here >> Damask Love
These ombre notebook covers are gorgeous, and surprisingly easy to make! Once you’ve made the ombre paper you then wrap it around a plain notebook to create this stunning look.
29. DIY Mini Notebooks
28. Mini Magazine Notebook DIY
Found it here >> A Beautiful Mess
If you like to have a notebook in your purse that you can use to write lists or notes for friends make a batch of these because they’re cute and budget friendly.
27. DIY Envelope Journal
26. DIY Fabric Covered Journals
Found it here >> Two Twenty One
Fabric covered journals are super expensive, so save yourself some money by making your own in your favourite fabric!
25. DIY Watercolor Notebook
24. DIY Journal
Found it here >> Insideways
What a clever idea to use a mini picture frame as a journal cover!
23. DIY Weight-Loss Diary
22. DIY Journal Ideas
Found it here >> Lil Blue Boo
Take that boring old composition notebook and turn it into a journal you actually want to write in!
21. DIY Vintage Journal
20. DIY Quilted Journal Cover
Found it here >> All People Quilt
To liven up your boring notebook make one of these fabric covers, complete with a pocket for your pens.
19. DIY Travel Art Journal
18. DIY Pocket Size Travel Journal
Found it here >> Simple as That
If you love Project Life you are going to love this DIY travel journal because it has a very similar vibe to it.
17. DIY Personalised Journals
16. DIY Prayer Journal
15. DIY Sketchbook/Planner/Journal Tutorial
Found it here >> The Frugal Crafter
This DIY journal is beautiful! We love the beaded lace and the fact that it has a splash proof cover!
14. DIY Fitness Journal
13. DIY Prayer Journal
Found it here >> Illustrated Faith
We love the use of Washi tape and photos to make this journal unique.
12. Harry Potter DIY Tom Riddle’s Diary
11. Handmade Patterned Notebooks
Found it here >> Oh So Beautiful Paper
These patterned notebooks are beautiful and small enough to carry around in a purse. They’d make fabulous Christmas gifts, or even unique wedding favours.
10. DIY Smash Books
9. DIY Leather Recipe Journal
8. Make a Journal Using Index Cards
Found it here >> Dolen Diaries
We love how a boring set of spiral bound index card becomes a beautiful prayer journal. You could of course use this method to create any kind of journal you’d like.
7. DIY Christmas Journal
Found it here >> Pretty Handy Girl
What a fabulous idea to create a journal for the Holidays so your kids can keep track of all the fun they had as well as who bought them which gift.
6. How to Make a Mini Journal
5. DIY Kid’s Summer Journal
Found it here >> Skip to My Lou
If you’re road tripping with the kids this summer make them a travel journal so they can keep track of their adventures.
4. DIY Triangle Notebook Cover
Found it here >> Pie in the Sky
If your favourite notebook has a plain and boring cover bring it to life with some triangle art. You can use your favourite photographs, or maybe pictures from your dream board.
3. DIY Mini Pocket Notebook from a Cereal Box
Found it here >> Creme de la Craft
These mini notebooks fit perfectly in your pocket, and you’d never guess they started out life as a cereal box!
2. DIY – Fabric Covered Gratitude Journal
1. Tea Cup Journal DIY
Found it here >> Punk Projects
This is the perfect notebook if you’re a tea lover (or making a gift for a tea lover), and if you prefer coffee just skip the tea bag and decorate your mug java style!