Design Your DIY Journal Cover With This Fun Tutorial

This journal would make such a great gift idea for a tween or teen girl who is about to start high school. It could even be personalized with her name and done in a style she loves.

Materials Used: Journal Cover

– Journal – Colored Paper – Glitter Paper – Patterned Paper – Scissors – Pencils – Black Marker

Step One: Design the Background

This background is very simple yet effective. You can use any color or texture of paper to tie in with the theme or color palette you want for your journal cover.

Step Two: Cut Out the Letters

You can use a mixture of plain colored paper, glitter paper, and patterned paper at this point. Have a play and see what works out best.

Step Three: Stick the Letters On

Next up is to glue the letters onto your DIY journal cover. It’s best to choose a clear glue, like Elmers. (Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s washable!).

The next step is to use a pair of scissors to cut out any shapes you’d like to embellish the cover of the notebook.

Step Four: Embellish The Cover

Step Five: Outline Your Letters

Use pens or acrylic paints to add some extra detail. Get creative with your notebook cover ideas.