DIY Notebook Inspiration

My favorite part about back to school is getting all new school supplies. Lately, school supplies has really upped their game in the cuteness department, and places like Urban Outfitters and online boutiques are making it difficult to resist their cute and fashionable $12 notebooks. I created this post to serve as inspiration for all the people going back to school who want to make their own creative and unique notebooks for less expensive. Also, these will definitely bring in the compliments, and it's a lot more fun telling people you made them yourself instead of sharing the store you bought it from! 

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For this Map Notebook, I bought a map of North Carolina from my local gas station. It was a little pricey ($7), but I can make like 5 notebook covers with it! To paste it on, I used Mod Podge and then covered the top with Mod Podge to make the outside waterproof and prevent it from getting gross. 

For this Map Notebook, I bought a map of North Carolina from my local gas station. It was a little pricey ($7), but I can make like 5 notebook covers with it! To paste it on, I used Mod Podge and then covered the top with Mod Podge to make the outside waterproof and prevent it from getting gross. 

This is probably my favorite one I made and the easiest. All I used was Marble Contact Paper from Lowes. It was around $10, but I can seriously make like 100 notebooks from it. And other school supplies too! I didn't need to use glue or anything because the contact paper has super strong adhesive already. 

This is probably my favorite one I made and the easiest. All I used was Marble Contact Paper from Lowes. It was around $10, but I can seriously make like 100 notebooks from it. And other school supplies too! I didn't need to use glue or anything because the contact paper has super strong adhesive already. 

I think this Chalk Notebook is a little more cute than practical, but you can definitely still use chalk on it! I used Chalkboard Paint from target and it worked really well! I only needed two coats of it. I used painters tape to keep the edges clean. For the little To Do List banner, I made my own marble paper using food coloring and shaving cream. 

I think this Chalk Notebook is a little more cute than practical, but you can definitely still use chalk on it! I used Chalkboard Paint from target and it worked really well! I only needed two coats of it. I used painters tape to keep the edges clean. For the little To Do List banner, I made my own marble paper using food coloring and shaving cream. 

This notebook means a lot to me. My friends and me are all going off to different colleges, and it's pretty difficult. This notebook will serve as a cute reminder of all the fun times we had and how much they mean to me. All I did was gather some of my favorite pictures and sized them down to Triangles in Pages. I cut them out, arranged them how I like and then stuck them on with Mod Podge. I went over it with Mod Podge too to make the notebook more durable. 

This notebook means a lot to me. My friends and me are all going off to different colleges, and it's pretty difficult. This notebook will serve as a cute reminder of all the fun times we had and how much they mean to me. All I did was gather some of my favorite pictures and sized them down to Triangles in Pages. I cut them out, arranged them how I like and then stuck them on with Mod Podge. I went over it with Mod Podge too to make the notebook more durable. 

Which notebook was your favorite? Send me a picture if you recreate any of these!