DIY Decoupage Address Book – Mod Podge Craft Project Idea

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Handmade DIY Decoupage Notebook / Address Book / Journal
When my son and I were out school shopping over the weekend we stumbled across some mini composition books. At 4.5″ x 3.2″ I thought these would be perfect as small journals or address books. So I picked up a pack of two and my son and I gave these tiny notebooks a makeover.
Mini Composition Book Decoupage DIY
We started by cutting a piece of decorative scrapbook paper to fit the front cover. Then, using Mod Podge, we decoupaged it onto the front of the composition book. Next, I applied a strip of decorative Washi tape along the edge closest to the spine of my book, then applied another coat of Mod Podge over the paper and tape.

DIY Decoupage and Washi Tape Journal

Finally we applied a scrapbook embellishment to the front cover. I also took a piece of ribbon and tied a bead to each end to use as a bookmark for my notebook. I plan to use my notebook as a journal.

DIY Address Book - DIY Decoupage Craft Project

My son chose to apply a small strip of Washi tape to the bottom right corner of his book. In addition to adding two scrapbook embellishments to his notebook, he also used Mod Podge to decoupage some ribbon onto his. I think his book is perfect to use as an address book.

This project is easy and fun. You can make your book as elaborate or as simple as you like. It’s also perfect as a weekend family project for both mom and the kids! What types of craft projects do you like to do with your children?

DIY Washi Tape Notebook Craft Project

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DIY Washi Tape Notebooks - Ideas for Using Washi Tape
There have been some really unique and fun DIY washi tape projects floating around the web recently so I thought I’d give a try at creating some of my own! My first project was to design some notebooks – which are perfect for back to school to use as agenda books for homework and projects, sketches and drawings, mini-diaries, inspiration and idea books, and even photo books for your snapshots.
DIY Washi Tape Notebook Craft Project
I started with some adorable little handmade blank books from Jotters and Journals and some washi tape from Downtown Tape. I also used some scrapbooking papers, Mod Podge, and scrapbook embellishments.
DIY Washi Tape Family Photo Album Craft Project
I made a cute mini photo album with my first handmade blank book and some washi tape. The floral, dot and stripe designs on this album are creating by just sticking washi tape to the notebook in a design that I liked. This is super simple to do. Just stick like you would regular tape and trim off the excess with scissors! Once I covered the front of the notebook, I also put a strip of tape down the spine of the book for a more finished look. I then sprayed the book with a clear acrylic sealer to seal it and added a metal label embellishment.
DIY Decoupage Blank Book and Washi Tape Journal
For my second book I decoupaged a patterned paper to the cover of the book with Mod Podge and then placed washi tape along the spine of the book. Next, I sprayed with a clear acrylic sealer. I then added a metal camera and film scrapbook embellishment for the final touch. Both of these blank books were so easy to create. You can customize almost any type of book cover with washi tape, scrapbooking papers and Mod Podge. Use these little books for notes, recipes, homework assignments, photo albums, even journals! They are perfect to give the kids for back to school or even tucking into stockings during the holiday as stocking stuffers!
DIY Washi Tape Life Journal
Don’t just limit this project to yourself though. Make it a family affair! These blank books are perfect as rainy day projects for you AND the kids! This project is easy and clean up is a snap. Pictured above is the washi tape journal my son made.
Have you tried a washi tape project yet?