Nifty Notebooks


I was trying to think of some craft to do. Then I came up with the idea of making little notebooks.

Gemma-Rose and I found the things we needed for it. We found scrapbooking paper with beautiful patterns, brightly coloured paper and pastel coloured paper. We also found curling ribbon.

Then we got to work. We cut pieces of paper in half to make double pages. Then we took another piece of paper and cut out a rectangle slightly bigger than the pages. We glued one of the double pages inside the cover to make it thicker. Then we folded down the edges of the cover that stuck out beyond the pages and glued them down inside.

After that we punched holes in the pages and in the cover for the binding. We tied curling ribbon through the holes to hold the pages and cover together. Then we decorated the covers. We cut out flowers from the patterned scrapbooking paper. We were done!

I made one notebook for me and one for my friend. Mine was purple, which is my favourite colour, and the other was pink, which is my friend’s favourite colour.

I enjoyed making the notebook because we could experiment with the paper and glue and work things out for ourselves. 

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  1. Hi Shopie.
    I like the notebooks.
    From Melanie xo xo

  2. Thanks Melanie, thanks Rose.
    I think that making notebooks is more fun than buying them.

  3. The notebooks are lovely, Sophie. Bethany and Melanie were so pleased with them! Love Auntie Vicky xx

  4. Thanks for the notebook Sophie.
    I really like it.
    Now that you've made me one I'm going to make you one.
    I hope you will like it.