Mod Podged Notebooks

Hellooo Lil Luna readers, This is Sarah visiting you again from over at Boxwood Clippings. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and are refreshed for a full week ahead!

Today I thought I’d share a tiny project which is cheap, fast, and easy; A Mini Composition Book Makeover. (Of course this tutorial can be done with regular size composition books too, but there’s just something about miniature objects that up the cute factor for me!)

First purchase the books. This is the perfect time of year to shop for anything stationary. Last week these books were on sale at Walgreen’s for 5 for $1. But regularly they’re only 3 for $1 at the Dollar Tree.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Mini composition book.

2. Mod Podge.

3. About 5″ of ribbon x 2.

4. A bone folder.

5. A paint brush you don’t mind getting glue on.

6. Thick paper or card stock. Two sheets cut 3.5″ x 5.5″, and Two sheets cut 3″ x 4″.

7. Scissors (Not pictured above, but you will need them).

Here’s the tutorial:

1. Take one sheet of the 3.5″ x 5.5″ paper, and glue the back side of it completely.

2. Place the paper over the front cover of the book, and smooth with bone folder.

3. Turn the cover to the inside, and trim the corners.

4. So it looks something like this!

5. Reapply glue to the edges of the paper.

6. Fold over, and smooth with bone folder.

7. Attach ribbon by gluing it into place.

8. Then glue and attach one of the 3″ x 4″ sheets of paper to the inside to cover edges and lock in ribbon. Smooth again.

Then you simply repeat the process on the other side of the book, and leave to dry under some weight. Ta Dah! You’re done!

Don’t you think they’d make perfect little gifts or favors? Oh, time for a party I think!


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  1. 1

    These are so cute. We bought a bunch of these to give as presents at Christmas! Haha. :)


  2. 2

    Sarah, I really like your choice of patterns, the finished product is so striking. Thanks for the pictures, they are very helpful.

  3. 3

    these are so cute! perfect for notes, yw, girls camp, an activity night…so many things!
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  4. 4

    it’s so amazingthe finished product is so striking.

  5. 5

    What a fun project! I can’t wait to do this. Thank you for the idea!
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  6. 6

    I’m thinking that you could make this even easier by using some pretty contact paper. Very fun idea!
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  7. 7

    Another great tutorial. Thanks for this great idea. Looks like I could put together some of these and make great little gift baskets. Love this post!
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  8. 8

    I just wanted to let you know; I plan to do this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE modpodge, and my boss works from home! She loves making lists, and this will CERTIANLY be a mother’s day gift from her kids to her this year! I don’t know how I’ve never thought of it, but you are brilliant! I’m so excited about it! I just created my new blog and my first real post was 24-Mothers Day Gifts that don’t Break the Bank! I shared this, and wanted to let you know in case you need any additional kind of credit/linking.

    But your blog is amazing, and I thank you for sharing this!
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