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Simple and Easy ways to decorate a Notebook

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I have a nerdy tutorial today showing some fun and easy ways to decorate a notebook. There’ll be cutting, pasting and doodling involved for sure and its going to be fun!

Hello! Today I have a few easy ways to decorate a notebook to share. This tutorial is also part of a fun and inspiring blog hop showcasing ways to use Tombow and Lawn Fawn products! At the bottom of my post, you’ll find the lineup for the rest of the hop – make sure you check out everyone’s awesome projects and don’t forget to visit the Tombow blog too! A big thank you to Lawn Fawn for providing these amazing dies.

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I have these cute mini notebooks today that are surprisingly easy to make. Check out my blog post- How to make a book at home to see how you can make these notebooks at home yourself! By the way, how cute are those colors?Today I am just having fun and decorating these notebook covers. I pulled out my TwinTone markers and die cut these cute labels with a faux stitched edge using the Lawn fawn Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I doodled a bunch of designs and then added the label on top.

To create this set of typography inspired notebooks I had fun die cutting these fun block font alphabets using the Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC dies. I love all things lettering and these alphabets are such a great basic block font. I am sure I will be reaching for this die over and over again!

For the Notes book, I doodles a bunch of flowers with the MONO drawing pen. Yes, I drew flowers again as always.


All in all I decorated a set of 6 notebooks today and each one of them make me smile. I think these are easy ways to decorate a notebook, but let me know what you think. Also, what would you use these notebooks for? Me, I’m the kind of girl who always has a notebook and pen in her purse so these will be traveling in my purse. Also, my kids and husband have already claimed one book each for themselves!

Below, I have tried to list all of the craft supplies I pulled out to create this project. Affiliate links have been used. Which means that if you make a purchase I might earn a small commission.



So of all the books I made today,  which one was your favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

My favorite is the Notes book below and also the book with all the alphabets on it 🙂

Easy ways to decorate a Notebook


Happy Crafting!

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  1. Oh my! Such a stunning project!!! Beautiful idea!!!

  2. Isabel Z

    I love blog hops because I get inspired to create! I like the book with the alphabet on it.

  3. I love these notebooks!

  4. Very cute idea !! My favorite has the alphabet on the front!

  5. Jackie Parkins

    Those little notebooks are perfect. Looking forward to the video!

  6. Christy M

    Great ideas! I like the Notes book. I love flowers and floral designs.

  7. Emily

    I really like the notebooks. The black and white floral is my favorite.

  8. Miranda

    I love the doodled flowers, so cute!

  9. Cindy Thick

    I like the Notes one also because you can leave black and white or you can color it.

    1. Smitha

      It would be so much fun to color that one in!

  10. Stanlee R

    What fun notebooks. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wendi Gottsegen

    I love the notebooks, they’d make great little gifts.

  12. Maureen Reiss

    Awesome notebooks!! Great idea for a teacher gift!!

  13. Nicki

    Can’t wait to try this!

  14. Abby

    Great ideas!

  15. fragkopouloukhotmailcom

    Fantastic ideas!Thank you for sharing!

  16. Nice, fresh take, great ideas!! Thank you!!

  17. Nana Griffin

    Cute notebooks. I like the flowers.

  18. Charlotte C

    My favorite is the peach flowers with green leaves on blue. TFS.

  19. Nicole N

    These journals are great. hate to pick but I think I like the white floral the best. Gives you a chance to add your own color.

  20. Ginni Berg

    Great idea!

  21. Sue LD

    Great notebooks. My fave is the one with the colorful leaves and flowers.

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  23. Cynthia Cole

    Such beautiful notebooks!

  24. Barbara Chapman

    the one with the flowers in black and white, but love them all!

  25. FeM

    I make notebooks for my granddaughters but never thought to doodle on the cover. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Love your mini notebooks!

  27. Mary-Anne V.

    These notebook are so cute.

  28. Elaine Weberg

    Wonderful idea…you are very creative!

  29. laura johnston

    fun backgrounds, cards. thank you.

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