Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Washi Notebook

The other day while I was at Wal-Mart I noticed some neat little notebooks that were a great price.  I bought a couple and knew I was going to personalize them a bit.  Now, I have to admit, I have loads of washi tape, some of which I haven't had the chance to use yet so I decided I was going to choose my favorites and put them to use! 

Here's how it turned out....
I decorated both the outside and inside of the covers.

So this is what one of the notebooks looked like - nice O-ring binding (just like the Bind-It-All bindings) so I already knew it would be easy to take it apart and get it back together.

So the first thing I did was gently pull apart the wire binding and removed the front and back covers.

Next I set about taping all of the washi tape down.  
I used my craft knife to trim the edges.

Once I had the image washi tape in place I went back over it with sparklie blue washi for a bit of bling.  The entire piece was the covered in a layer of Sparkle Creative Medium to seal it all in place because you know how some tapes have a tendency to curl up off the paper.

I then added some printed cardstock on the inside of the page and repeated the whole process with the back cover.

Once both pages had dried I set about cutting tape/paper away from the holes.  Easy enough to do with my craft knife. After I had finished opening up all the holes I slid the pages back on the wire, use the Bind-It-All to close the wires back up again!  

While it was a bit time consuming it was well worth it don't ya think?
I'll bet nobody else has a notebook like this :)


  1. Very clever way to dress up any notebook! Love this Roni!

  2. This is lovely Roni. I've never thought of using washi tape to decorate the cover of a notebook.

  3. What a great way to actually enjoy Washi tapes and use them (since they don’t last very well and seal themselves shut!). I love your simple affordable notebook. <3

  4. Ooh, what a great idea! Inspiration for those of us who "collect" washi tape (but fail to use it, lol).


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