How to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares

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We are well into the month of August now…. and with August comes all the preparing you need to do for Back To School.  Well, today’s craft is perfect for back to school as I am going to show you how to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares.   Take an ordinary cheap notebook and decorate it with your favorite character or design.  You will be sure to have the most original notebook at school.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares



 

Materials Needed

Notebook

Graph Paper

Colored Pencils or Markers

Colored Paper & Scissors or Pre-cut Colored Paper Squares

Glue

 

Step 1



plan out your design on graph paper with colored pencils or makers.



First, plan out your design on graph paper with colored pencils or makers.  If you need some ideas for art you can make with squares check out these Perler Bead Crafts as well as these Mosaics.  Both the Perler Bead Crafts and Mosaics are made from squares and you should have plenty of ideas to choose from.


Step 2



 Get an ordinary notebook.



Get an ordinary notebook.

 

Step 3



Cut squares from colored paper



Cut squares from colored paper OR buy a bag of already cut colored paper squares (It’s easier).

 

Step 4



Put glue where you will place squares.



Put glue where you will place squares.

 

Step 5



Start putting squares down.



Start putting squares down.



Keep going



Keep going….



and going



and going.



Next step is the red background.



Next step is the red background.



Keep going until the background is finished.



Keep going until the background is finished.

 



Finished Paper Squares Notebook



Excellent Job!!  You just finished Decorating a Notebook with Paper Squares.  You are surely going to love taking this notebook back to school to show all your friends.  Let me know how your decorated notebook turned out in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture of it too…. you can add that to the comment as well.

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2 Comments

  1. Callie

    08.20.2012

    Hi! I was looking around on the internet for fun, easy crafts! [I’m in Girl Scouts, my job is to look for crafts.] So, I thought this one was perfect! One question, where to find graph paper the size of a regular composition notebook? And, how many squares did you use in the end, and you used construction paper?… K, thanks!!! Email me reply!! thanks!

  2. admin

    08.20.2012

    Thats a cool job you have! That is a great question. The graph paper is just for mapping out your design. Decide what size paper squares you are going to use. Then find out how many squares wide and tall your notebook is (for example 20 squares wide by 30 squares long. Then use ANY graph paper (doesn’t matter what size) and use 20 squares wide x 30 squares long on that graph paper to decide what your drawing will be. It doesn’t have to be the same size, as long as you know where you are going to place your squares. Does that make sense? If not, I can make an illustration to describe it for you. You had an admirable job…you are already doing a great job!

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