This post was originally created for eighteen25. Can you believe it’s already August? I am in serious denial that my kids go back to school in 2 weeks! Now is the time to get everything ready for going back – school clothes, supplies and routines in place. While you’re out, grab a stack of inexpensive composition notebooks for this fun DIY!
I am in love with the watercolor trend right now – are you? These watercolor notebooks are beautiful and cost less than $1 to make (so you won’t have to cut into your school clothes/shoes/supplies/backpacks budget!)
Anyone else in total denial that school is starting? My oldest will be in 1st and gone all day and my 4-year-old is starting preschool! To be honest, I’ll probably be the one using these to make all those endless lists to make sure everything is set for the first week!
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- composition book (50¢ now at most stores for Back to School)
- watercolor printable (3 options you can download HERE)
- Mod Podge
- foam paintbrush
- washi tape (optional)
First, I trimmed the printable to fit the front cover of my composition book. If you turn the cover over and trace the rounded corner you can get a perfect fit.
Next add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cover of the composition book, making sure to get all the corners. Press the printable to the cover and smooth our any wrinkles. To make sure the cover doesn’t curl place a heavy book on top of the notebook for a few hours!
Now you can add some washi tape or ribbon to the spine for a finishing touch! I love that these could be teacher/friend gifts or for older kids going back to school.
Don’t forget to download the free watercolor printables HERE.
We hope you enjoy your last few weeks of summer or first weeks of school if you’ve already started!