DIY: Notebook

I really enjoy writing in notebooks, which document a range of things- from my to-do lists to enjoyable quotes from members of my family that I can look back on later and laugh. I currently use two notebooks and I realize that it becomes very difficult for me to keep it organized since I write everything in there. I decided that I should probably designate notebooks for certain things and so I came up with this idea of making my own notebooks since I can design them to look whatever way I want them and not pay any money for them. Here is my final result:

DIY, Notebook, Chevron

Things You'll Need: a legal notepad, a label, a sharpie, staples, and ribbon

The size of my notebook is 4.25"x5.5". All you need to do is take the cardboard from the back of the legal notepad and cut it in half (horizontally) and fold it (vertically). Then you create a design as so:

After I was done, I stuck this cool looking label on it so I can write out what this specific notebook is for:

Then I took the lined paper from the notepad and cut them in half (horizontally) and folded it (vertically)-these are the sheets that will go inside... I also added a white sheet of paper so I could do this:

     Then I cut a piece of ribbon to be the pagemarker and make a sandwich to compile everything together that will consist of the ribbon in between the cardboard and lined paper.  Finally, staple everything together on the folded side and you should have a cool, new notebook!


  1. Love this project! I will try it for sure!



  2. Cute DIY notebook! Artworks really do make a difference in creating something new.:)

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  3. This is such a cute idea. I always have notebooks lying around for work and it would be great to have little labels on the front to know which is which.


  4. That is so cool and creative! Love it. We are having a giveaway on our blog! Check it out and enter!

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  5. This turned out so great!! I really love your penmanship too :)

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  6. Cute notebook. Great for taking notes at work or in class.

  7. such a fun DIY! i love chevron prints too!

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  10. love this idea!!! such a cute notebook. I can't remember the last time I kept a notebook for myself. I should start it back up! thanks for the inspiration :) come check out my blog too and we can follow each other!

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  12. Amazing amazing amazing! I need a blog-plan notebook asap and this is a perfect DIY!

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  14. Too cute! The graphic detail really adds a lot :B

  15. Amazing DYI, I have to tray it ASAP, the result is awesome and it doesn’t seem so hard to do, thank you for the idea! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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