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DIY Marbled Notebook

June 10, 2016

DIY Marbled Notebook

Last month I showed you how to make some beautiful marbled paper. Here you'll learn how to use the paper to make a lovely notebook, in this super easy marbled notebook DIY.

All you need is:
  • A budget price notebook, any size
  • Scissors, cutting blade and cutting mat (or wooden board, to protect your work surface)
  • Tracing paper. Kitchen greaseproof paper also works fine if you don’t have tracing paper.
  • Marbled sheets of paper, made using this tutorial
diy marbled notebook
diy marbled notebook
diy marbled notebook tutorial
diy marbled notebook

marbled notebook diy

3. Lay the cover template onto the sheet of marbled paper. You’ll be able to see the marble pattern underneath the sheet. Move the cover template around until you’ve found the area you’d like for the cover of your book.

4. Draw around the cover template, then cut out the shape you’ve drawn. Fold in half lengthways to create a crease, then open up again.

diy marbled notebook step-by-step
diy marbled notebook

 

5. Take the original cover and lay this inside your marbled cover. Use a pencil to mark the staple holes – going through the original cover and onto the inside your marbled cover.

6. Use a pair of scissors or knife to make staple holes in the marbled cover.

diy paper marbling notebook
diy notebook

 

7. Take the staples you removed in step 1, and place them into the holes you’ve just made in the marbled cover.

6. Carefully push the sheets of paper onto the staples, until all the sheets are in place. Then fold the staples back into the centre to secure the pages in place.

diy marbled notebook tutorial

 

The pages can be a little fiddly to thread back onto the staples, and they may not be exactly flush to the sides of the notebook. But that’s all part of the unique look to this book, something special made by you.

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Enjoy your creativity!

x Michelle




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