HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN NOTEBOOK.

How to Make Your Own Notebook using washi tape and envelopes- Gathering Beauty

I may have mentioned my love for stationery a few times already, like here and here. I have a soft spot for anything paper, especially notebooks. The problem with this is that I think they're all far too pretty to use. Making my own might be the solution.

Things you'll need.

1. A stack of pretty papers, card stock or envelopes. I made my own pockets by taping two pieces of the card stock together.

2. A selection of washi tape.

3. Scissors.

How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty

Layout and trim all your pages.  Don't forget to use card stock on the outside to act as a cover.

How to Make Your Own Notebook using washi tape and envelopes - Gathering Beauty

Line up the cover and first page. Stick down your strip of tape, remembering to leave a small gap between them so the pages have room to fold. The great thing about washi tape is it can be easily peeled back and repositioned if you make a mistake.

How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty

When adding the other pages I found the best way was to stick a strip of tape to your page, fold it over to make a hinge and press the next one on top. Keep going until you have as many pages or pockets as you want.

How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty

Remember to try and keep all your edges as straight as possible.

How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty

To make the spine of your notebook stick a third of the strip of washi tape to the edge of your bound pages, press down firmly , wrap around and press down again. Don't forget to trim the edges and you're all done.

How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty
How to Make Your Own Notebook - Gathering Beauty

Now to be brave and start filling it.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

PAINTING.

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Work in progress. Painting and listening to Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience. 

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

CRAFTING GIFT TAGS.

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I'm still obsessed with this paper. This time I decided to use it to cover some boring white shipping tags. They look so much prettier this way.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.