9/16/2015 | DIY/Creative Ideas

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Aunt Peaches Confetti Notebook

Paper notebooks are staple item for every desk and backpack, but sometimes a plain cardboard cover can be boring. Why not jazz it up using some leftover confetti and some standard office supplies? It’ll take 15 minutes and everyone, and we mean everyone, will love the results. Come on!

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Materials

  • Notebook with smooth binding (avoid spirals or exposed rings)
  • Tissue paper confetti
  • Adhesive laminating sheets (you’ll find letter-size in most office supply stores, larger sizes in some craft and hobby retailers)
  • Masking tape

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Notebook Instructions
1.) Peel off the backing of the laminating sheets.

2.) Lay your laminate sheet sticky side up on a smooth flat surface. Note: the adhesive sheet needs to be at least 1” larger than the entire notebook cover – you may need to overlap two or three sheets to achieve the right size.

3.) Lightly sprinkle confetti over the sticky surface of the laminating sheet, making sure to leave some exposed areas throughout, especially along the edges.

4.) Lift the adhesive sheet off the table and shake off excess confetti and return to its original position, sticky-side up on a flat surface.

5.) Gently lay the notebook flat on top of the adhesive sheet, then, before laying the covers flat, use a scissors to make a small incision directly in the middle (where the notebook cover needs to fold).

6.) Bring the edges up and fold over, pressing firmly as you go

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Tip

If possible, when you are sprinkling the confetti, try to leave an exposed rim around the edge. The exposed adhesive will allow the new cover to stay in place. If you find there isn’t enough sticky-staying-power, feel free to run a border of masking tape along the inside edges.

 

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Pen Loop Instructions
1 Cut a 1” piece of tape and adhere it to a 3” piece of tape, slightly off center, sticky sides together.

2 Fold in half, creating a loop.

3 Stick to the inside back cover of your favorite book or folder.

4 Insert pen and get busy!

 

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About the Author aunt peaches flower hatPeaches is the artist and author behind Aunt Peaches, dubbed “the Citizen Kane of craft blogs” by the Huffington Post. Always on the lookout for clever ideas, Peaches shares creative and inexpensive how-to projects for those who love where they live. Follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

1 Comment

Comment from CJ
September 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm

I like the look of that. I think my little daughter would like it better with GLITTER! We’ll try it.

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