DIY Marbled Notebook

INSIDE : Learn the simple steps on how to create a fun DIY Marbled Notebook using the shaving cream method and a plain notebook. Craft any colored pattern you like!

Marbled Notebook

I’m back today with another marbling project.  And as if I wasn’t already marble crazed, I have fallen in love with this technique and on the spot this one project turned into three… so I’m letting you know now, there are two more coming!  Today I am sharing this super easy, super fun DIY Marbled Notebook.

If you are looking for more information about everything involving marbling, my Marbling 101 post might be just what you are looking for!

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DIY Marble Notebook

What supplies do I need to make a Marbled Notebook?

Shaving Cream
Moleskine Journal
Rectangular Labels
Food Color (mine are gel, but any kind will do)
Plastic Container

DIY Marble Notebook supplies

How do I make a colorful Marbled Notebook?

Be ready.  This is SUCH a fun craft project, you will immediately want to marble everything in sight.  This would be a fun kid project, too!

Depending on the size of your labels, spray about 1-2″ wider and 1-2″ thickness of shaving cream into your plastic container.  I wasted a ton of shaving cream spraying out a much larger area than needed.

Using your food coloring, add a few drips and drops throughout the cream.  I did three or four drops of each color.

Using a wooden skewer or paper straw, gently stir the colors.  If you want a more muddled look, stir heavily… I went for a light stir.

DIY Marble Notebook steps

Next, take your label and press it lightly onto the shaving cream with the paper side down.  Don’t let it sit too long, as it is paper and will soak up too much moisture.

Remove the label and place on a piece of paper.  I used a clean paper straw then to wipe away all the excess shaving cream.  Be prepared for marble MAGIC!  Set it aside to dry.  After mine were fairly dry, I placed them under a stack of books to flatten.

DIY Marble Notebook peel
After my labels were dry, I measured out 1″ squares and cut them down to size.

DIY Marble Notebook cut
Then, I removed the label’s sticky backing and adhered them to my Moleskin notebook.  I wanted to add my own twist and I think marbling on these labels allows for endless patterns and designs!

DIY Marble Notebook place

Marbled Notebook zoom
If you have been following Delineate Your Dwelling for long, you know I have a #crush on all things paper.  I’ve made watercolor notebooks, painted notebooks and covered notebooks in scrapbook paper.  And now I can officially add Marbled notebooks to the list!  

Did you know I also WROTE A REAL PAPER BOOK all about Marbling?  Be sure and check Make your Own Marbling Creations out.

Yield: 1 Notebook

How to make a DIY Marbled Notebook

How to make a DIY Marbled Notebook

Learn the simple steps on how to create a fun DIY Marbled Notebook using the shaving cream method and a plain notebook. Craft any colored pattern you like!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. Depending on the size of your labels, spray about 1-2″ wider and 1-2″ thickness of shaving cream into your plastic container.
  2. Using your food coloring, add a few drips throughout the shaving cream. I did three or four drops of each color.
  3. Using a wooden skewer, GENTLY stir your colors.
  4. Next, take your label and press it lightly onto the shaving cream with the paper side down. Don’t let it sit too long, as it is paper and will soak up too much moisture.
  5. Remove the label and place on a paper towel. Using a clean paper towel, wipe away all the excess shaving cream. Be prepared for marbling MAGIC!
  6. Set it aside to dry. After they are fairly dry, place the labels under a stack of books to flatten.
  7. Measure out 1″ squares and cut them down to size. Then, remove the label’s sticky backing and adhered them to your Moleskin notebook.

Notes

-I wasted a ton of shaving cream spraying out a much larger area than needed. Spray just enough to marble your labels.


Marble Notebook

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9 thoughts on “DIY Marbled Notebook

  1. What a great idea!! Super creative! This would be a great addition to Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! I would love to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy

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