This post took me so long to make
Most notebooks don’t have a blank cover for you to draw on.
- To make a blank white cover, cut out a piece of paper (printer paper works, card stock may be a bit thick though) that’s the size of your notebook’s cover.
- Glue on w/ some modge podge or glue (honestly, I can’t tell the difference between the two)
1. Bohemian Inspired Notebook
- Using a ruler, draw lines horizontally across the notebook cover
- Pick a colour palette (I used purple, blue, turquoise, pink and orange in an attempt for a bohemian kind of look)
- Fill in the space between the lines
- Draw vertical lines in between the horizontal lines.
- You can use a ruler, but I like the messy look
You can always colour after drawing everything, but if you use colour pencils, crayons or pastels, they go right over the lines, making the lines really dull.
- Start out by drawing several triangles in random places on the cover
- Draw more triangles to connect them
- Try to make it not so symmetrical
- Use various sizes of triangles
You can colour in the triangles but I like the black and white look 🙂
3. Nail Polish Colour Block Design
- Draw a line anywhere on the page. You can make it thicker if you want
- Take nail polish and paint it on one side of the line (or you could just use markers/pencil crayons etc.)
Using a metallic colour on one side can make it look more sophisticated, but a regular colour makes it look more fun 🙂
The nail polish makes it look a bit shinier. Also, the surface is really smooth and it feels really cool
5. Quotes and Sayings
- Using different fonts, write a bunch of your favourite quotes and sayings. Or you could just write one, like the picture.
- If you have a favourite band/ artist, you can list all their songs/ albums with some fancy lettering for each song
It’s basically a bunch of quote arts mashed together
6. Colors and Lines
- Start off by drawing messy lines horizontally and vertically across the page.
Next color in some blocks messily. I recommend using a highlighter/ marker
Use the edge of a sharpie (hold it at a slant when using it) and draw some rough lines along the lines already there.
You can make it neater, but it won’t look as nice
(sorry the picture’s so blue)
Basically, draw a bunch of arrows going left or right
Here are some arrow designs you can use:
8. Graffiti Inspired Notebook
- Cut up a sponge
- Dip it in some paint
- Dab all over the page
I don’t have coloured printer paper, but if you have black coloured paper and some neon paint, that would look really nice- a lot nicer than white paper.
9. Repeated Quotes
I used cardstock on this one, and it’s really thick maybe stick to printer paper.
- Find a short quote that you like and repeat it over and over again.
You can just keep it that way, or you can take a metallic/ bright color and write the quote once, like shown above.
10. Tribal Inspired Print
Repeat a few patterns over and over. I used coral, white and black.
11. Ombre Triangles
Once again, this would look a lot better with a coloured background but I don’t have coloured paper
- Draw a bunch of random triangles all over the page
- Fill them in to make an ombre (darker at the top, lighter at the bottom or vice versa
12. Paint Sample Triangles
I took some paint samples at the hardware store and cut them into triangles.
Here are a few divider ideas to put in your notebook:
In many life hack youtube videos, they tell you to use a highlighter and color the top of a notebook to help you identify it easier. This is a good life hack, but then you’d have to remember the colors
You can simply write the name of the subject on the top. It may leak slightly into your notebook, but you can barely notice it.