As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I printed out quite a few copies of the Floral Flutter Pattern from the Inspired Bride and have since been inclined to make a few of my own little projects. My job requires quite a bit of sketching so I’m always on the lookout for new and pretty notebooks. My office provides us with these simple recycled sketchbooks but I thought it would be fun to spruce them up a bit. See below for how-to instructions and step-by-step photographs.
HOW-TO: To make the cover, print the pattern onto desired size of paper with a color printer (I used an 11×17″ piece of craft paper from a roll that I trimmed to size and printed on a large format printer). To cover the notebook, cut a rectangle from the printed paper, making it the exact height of the notebook plus the width times two plus the spine and an additional 1/2 inch on either side.
In a well-ventilated area, coat the back of the paper with spray adhesive. With the paper wrong side up, quickly center the notebook face down onto the paper being careful to line up the top and bottom edges. Continue wrapping the paper around the spine and to the back; smooth with a bone folder and making sure to define the edges. Now that your cover is in place you should have excess paper hanging off of either side. Using a ruler and craft knife, trimm of the excess paper. Ta-da! Now you have your own pretty notebook!
Make a set of these for yourself or give away as charming little holiday gifts. I hope you all have as much fun with this beautiful pattern from the Inspired Bride and be sure to check out all her amazing projects and loads of inspiration.