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DIY Notebook Designs that You Have to Make This Weekend!

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If you're a self confessed notebook collector you need to check out this collection of super fun make your own journal projects! It's as satisfying to make them as it is to journal in them!
If you’re still a pencil and paper kind of gal and you have a thing for gorgeous notebooks but just can’t justify the price it’s time to get crafty and make your own!

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How to make your own notebooks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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