I am addicted to office supplies and I KNOW I am not alone when I say that! There’s just something so dreamy about fresh Post-it® Notes and notebooks and pens and all of those wonderful things-isn’t there? And with back to school around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for all these wonderful things. And we haven’t even mentioned the planners or notebooks yet have we! Makes me weak in the knees.
I’m going to give you a whole bunch of fun today. First, I want to teach you to make these great fabric covered notebooks:
And then I’ve got some fun printable lists and calendars for you to use inside them.
And some tips to get organized this school year with Post-it® Notes and more!
How fun does all of THAT sound?! Let’s get started!
Fabric Covered Notebook Tutorial:
- Notebook (I used composition notebooks but you can use any)
- Fabric (I use fat quarters for this)
- Glue Stick
- Craft glue
Lay your notebook on your fabric and cut your fabric about 1 inch wider and longer all the way around:
Now, spread the extra strength glue all over the front of your notebook:
The smooth your fabric over the front of the notebook. Make sure to push out all bubbles and make it very smooth right now.
Do the same on the back of the notebook.
Now, grab some scissors and snip the fabric in the center of the notebook at the top and the bottom. Snip all the way up to the notebook:
Now you are going to start finishing the edges.
Starting on the front of our notebook, fold the bottom fabric in on itself about half an inch and use your craft glue to glue it in place:
And then fold it in again so that this time it goes on to the notebook and make sure it is smooth and tight around the edge:
You’ll do this all the way around the notebook.
One thing to be careful of-I usually do the front and then let it dry completely before doing the back. You want to keep it open while it dries so that the pages don’t get glue on them.
When it is completely finished, place it under something heavy to flatten it out if needed.
And then enjoy!
It can be handy to use Post-it® tabs to make different sections of the notebook. (And also, they look so great with the bright colors!)
To Do List Printables:
If there’s another thing I LOVE it’s to do lists! (Who’s with me?!) I usually sit down and make a weekly to do list on Sunday nights and then often have daily to do lists as well.
So….today I’ve got some fun printable to do lists for you to use with your new fabric covered notebooks.
Print them out and stick them in the notebook:
I’ve got a To Do This Week List and a To Do Today List.
I’ve also got a printable calendar that you can use:
And a couple of other fun lists for you to print:
I used a bunch of different Post-its in conjunction with the printables. They make it easy to add little notes of things to remember or that I want to be sure I see. I found a whole variety of them at Walmart (you can also get them at Walmart.com) and loved that the bright colors matched my bright colored notebooks.
A couple of tips to keep you on schedule this year!
- Grab the To Do This Week list (above) and sit down before the week starts and think through the things you’ve got going on that week and what that’s going to mean you need to get done! And write it down. It will help to have it on paper and prevent your from forgetting important things you need to remember.
- Each day write a to do list of what is most important to get done that day. I like to prioritize things if I am extra busy and start at the top and go down.
- Keep an ongoing calendar so that you have a sense of what is coming down the pipelines for you and your family.
- Use Post-it® to remind yourself of important things. My mother in law will stick a Post-it® to her light above her kitchen table if there is something she really needs to remember before she leaves her house the next day. The bright colored note always catches her attention.
Good luck and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Post-it® Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.