Wallpaper Covered Notebooks

Wallpaper Covered Notebooks

Are you looking to give your notebooks a fresh new look? One creative and easy way to do so is by covering them in peel and stick wallpaper. This simple DIY project can completely transform the appearance of your notebooks, making them stand out and reflect your personal style.

What You'll Need:

To cover your notebooks in peel and stick wallpaper, you will need the following materials:

Step 1: Measure and Cut Wallpaper

Measure out your wallpaper, making sure to leave at least 1 inch of extra material on all the edges. The easiest way to do this is to lay the notebook flat on its front cover on the wallpaper, and slowly and carefully turn it to the right onto its back cover (making sure to press the spine into the wallpaper as well to account for this material). After you have marked out your dimensions, cut the wallpaper out with the help of ruler and Exacto knife.

    Step 2: Apply Wallpaper

    Peel off about half of the backing paper and gently press the back cover into the wallpaper (making sure to leave an inch margin around the edges). Smooth out with the squeegee and slowly apply to the rest of the notebook, smoothing out as you go and making sure to press in to the spine indents. It can be helpful to open and close the notebook as well to ensure that the wallpaper is properly adhered.

      Step 3: Fold in Edges

      Starting with the back cover, fold in the upper and lower corners of the margin into a triangle shape. Make a small cut right at the spine and fold the bottom and top edges in, pressing down to apply the adhesive. Fold in and apply the outer corner, and repeat for the front cover.

      Step 4: Finish Spine

      Cut off about half of the wallpaper remaining at the spine, and fold in to the crevice with the help of a pencil. This can take a bit of manoeuvring, but the final product is seamless!

      Step 5: Apply Elastic Tape

      On the back cover, measure about an inch in from each corner. Mark a line that is slightly longer than the width of your elastic tape, and then cut with your exacto knife. I also found it helpful to use a pencil/scissors to ensure that this slit was big enough for the tape to pass through.

      Measure out your elastic tape, ensuring it is long enough to go around the front of the notebook but snug enough that it won't be slipping off. Slide the ends of the tape through the cuts, making sure that it is facing correctly to be fasten around the front cover. Apply a bit of hot glue to the notebook and apply the ends of the tape to the glue. 


      Step 6: Finish

      Once the glue has cooled, measure out the dimensions of the covers of your notebook. Cut a piece of wallpaper that is a centimetre or so smaller than these measurements, and apply it to the inside of each cover to complete the look.


      You can do this with a set of 3 notebooks to have the perfect collection for your journaling, scheduling, or studying needs! These custom notebooks also make an excellent gift for someone who is hard to buy for - find a wallpaper design that suits their personality and let your creativity go wild!



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