DIY Collaged Composition Book

It’s back to school for most of us and I think that there’s no better way to inspire you to write or do your homework than to do it in a notebook you’ve decorated. Most of us have some sort of magazines lying around, and we should put them to some good use. Take a pair of scissors, cut up some pages you like, and join me in this tutorial!


For this project you will need:

1 pair of scissors

1 can of Mod Podge

1 sheet of scrapbook paper

1 pencil 

1 measuring tape

1 large paint brush 

1 composition book

1 camera 

multiple images to decorate composition book
Step 1: Take your measuring tape and measure the spine of your composition book. This is usually a different color than the rest of the book and about 2 inches wide. 

Step 2: Now take your pencil and make a mark on your piece of scrapbook paper that represents the width of the spine you just measured. Cut out a strip of the paper at the represented width. 


Step 3: Dip your brush into the Mod Podge and completely coat the back of your strip of paper. Use this paper to cover the binding of the composition book and make it more interesting.

   Step 4: Lay out your magazine images on your composition book the way you want it to look. When the whole cover is covered, take a photo of it. Then remove the pieces from the composition book. 

Step 5: Look over your photo and find the first pieces of your cover. The images will most likely be overlapping, so you will want to identify the pieces that actually meet the cover (you will glue these first because Mod Podge is pretty final). This photo also shows you where your pieces will go. Glue on all your pieces using the Mod Podge, but look out for wrinkles and flatten them with your finger when you find them. 



Step 6: Wait a few minutes once your whole cover is covered with images and then put a layer of Mod Podge over the top of it. His gives it a shiny finish and keeps the images on well. Don’t worry about the white glue since it dries clear. After this, your composition book cover will be tacky, so wait a few hours before using it so that it gets completely dry  

Ta Da! You’re done, and now have a beautiful composition book that probably only took about an hour!!!


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