Now that your little scholar’s wardrobe is complete with a DIY flower headband for the new school year, it’s time to glam up her school supplies too! Every child loves a cool and unique notebook, so why not make her one that all her classmates will envy? Here’s how to decorate back to school notebooks with our favorite thing in the world: flowers!
Materials Needed for Decorating Back to School Notebooks
Flat paper (or silk) flower
Hot glue gun
How to Decorate Back to School Notebooks
- Once your child has picked out her brand-new notebook for the fresh school year, get a hold of some ribbon that matches the color and design of the book.
- With scissors, cut a piece of ribbon that is long enough to be wrapped once around the outside of the book vertically and tie the ends into a knot. Tie the knot tightly, but loose enough that the ribbon can be easily slipped on and off the book. Trim the ends of the ribbon to your desired length.
- Remove the ribbon from the book, without untying the knot. Using a hot glue gun, carefully glue a flat paper (or silk) flower onto the ribbon, right on top of the knot. Allow the glue to dry completely before slipping the ribbon back onto the book.
- Put the ribbon back on the book and adjust the ribbon so that the flower sits on your desired spot on the cover.
The great thing about this flower decoration is that it doesn’t just keep the notebook closed so loose papers don’t fall out; it also doubles as a bookmark. Plus, if the ribbon is large enough, it can be used as a pretty headband too. Another awesome back to school accessory to start off the school year right!
For more great DIY ideas for the back to school season, check out this tutorial on how make your own pencil vase as a gift for teacher.