Simple Watercolor Notebook

INSIDE : Learn how to create and make a Simple Watercolor Notebook. Paint your own gorgeous watercolor cover and then add in the pages, this is a fun project for all ages.

DIY watercolor-notebook

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This post has been updated since it’s original post date of August 2014.

I’m a huge list maker.  I adore paper and always have a handful of  notebooks on hand to keep those lists under control.  Making this Simple Watercolor Notebook was so fun to put together!

What supplies do I need to make a DIY Watercolor notebook?

Watercolor Paper
Watercolor paint set
Chipboard
Scissors
Sponge Brush
Mod Podge
Object for folding

Watercolor notebook supplies

How to make a notebook using a watercolor cover:

I first, took a plain sheet of watercolor paper and lightly drew a diamond pattern on it.  Then, I slowly started filling in the diamonds with my watercolor.  

Once, the watercolor was dry I was able to erase the pencil marks.

Note: If you aren’t into watercolors, another option for the cover would be your favorite scrapbook paper.

Watercolor Painting

Next, I took five or six sheets of lined copy paper and folded them in half.  I had already cut the sheets down, so when folded they would be a perfect long skinny notebook size.

Then, I laid out the lined paper onto my chipboard sheet and cut it to size, too.  Folding chipboard is a little harder, so I used a straight edge ruler, but really anything hard will work to help fold the sheet.

Making a Notebook

Then, it’s time to cut down the watercolor cover sheet.  I laid the sheet down and traced my chipboard overtop to create the pretty top.

Add a few staples along the center seam to keep everything in place.

Stapling a notebook

Homemade Notebook:

This is a perfect notebook to keep in your purse for those random lists that come to you while out and about running errands!

Simple notebook

I’m using mine for a Summer to do list with my two kiddos before school starts up again.  

Watercolor notebook notes
Watercolor diamonds

Are you a huge list person like me?  If so, this is the perfect project for you to show off your personality while keeping organized!

Speaking of paper, I have a gorgeous hand lettered to-do list now available for purchase.  Who said staying organized can’t be functional AND pretty??

Handlettered To Do List checklist, Delineate Your Dwelling

18 thoughts on “Simple Watercolor Notebook

  1. I’m so into lists, it has sorta become a problem, but if I had this beautiful little notebook they would all be in one spot! I was goofing off with my daughter’s watercolors today after seeing this the other day and I may just have to try it for real! Beautiful!

  2. I love the watercolor cover … so pretty! I’ve started making lists on my phone for the most part, but I always keep some notebooks around, too.

  3. I’m terrible at lists, I frequently leave my grocery list at home… oops. This is an excellent idea! I should make one to put in my purse, you know, so I can have my lists with me at all times!

    I’m a fan of watercolor, that’s what drew me here, it’s beautiful but easy.

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