Beautiful notebooks tutorial

Hi!
Spring semester is just around the corner and I wanted to show you how to jazz up your notebooks!
I found these notebooks a few months ago for 75 cents at Target so I grabbed a bunch. I also had this scrapbook paper from my binder makeover so I used it to make my notebooks beautiful.

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I tried several different methods and found one that worked perfectly every time.
First pick your paper, grab some mod podge and your notebooks and prepare to get a little sticky.

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I tried to put paper on without taking the notebook apart but didn’t like how it came out so the first step is to straighten both ends of your notebook spiral

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Then twist the spiral off and set it aside along with the paper.

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Next lay the paper fancy side down and line up 2 edges with the straight sides of the paper. Fold the top down and the side over.

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Grab your mod podge and glue the flaps down. I glued the top flap then folded it down then glued and pulled the side flap over tightly. Then flip the cover over and glue the remaining edges.

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Repeat on the other side of the notebook.
Now it’s time to reassemble!
To make it easier for the spiral to go through I used a pin to pre-poke the holes. I left the 3 ring binder holes closed because I don’t plan on using them.

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Place the paper back inside the notebook covers and line up all the little holes. Twist the spiral back on the notebook and voila!

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Beautiful notebooks!

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These took no time at all once I found this technique. I tried to glue to whole page but it got bumpy and warped which I was not happy with. But this method stays nice and smooth. I’ll let you know how they hold up once the semester is done!

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