Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

Rainy days happen, even during summer break. Easy crafts you can pull out at a moment’s notice are your best friend. This fun and glittery DIY notebook is one such craft to keep in your busy mom toolbox.

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Collage of photos of purple glittery notebook with text overlay: Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook


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This is the next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts.

I confess that this craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? I totally recommend getting in on this crafty fun right along with your kids.

Another great thing about these notebooks is that they also keep the fun going long after you have finished making them. The best part of a brand new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures.

That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone!

Materials for 1 Glittery DIY Notebook


Cut stack of construction paper next to a sheet of purple glitter foam

Step 1

First, use your foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.


Step 2

Next, stack your 2 cut sets of construction paper together.


Folded stack of construction paper with a pair of scissors

Step 3

Once you have stacked your construction paper, fold the stacks in half like a book.



Holes punched in construction paper

Step 4

After you have securely folded your construction paper, it is time to punch holes along the folded edge.



Threading chenille stem through holes in construction paper

Step 5

Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes as pictured above. This binds the book.


Chenille stem threaded through holes in construction paper

wrapped end of threaded chenille stem

Step 6

After your pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them. Do this by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.


Bound construction book attached to glitter foam

Step 7

Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press the side of the bound construction paper onto the exposed side of the foam sheet.


Purple glitter notebook

Step 8

Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.


Step 9

Lastly, trim any excess paper where necessary on the book. This includes any paper that is outside of the glitter cover.


Foam letters on front of glitter notebook

Step 10

Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.


Purple diy glittery notebook

Step 11

Embellish the cover with smiley face stickers to finish off your notebook.


Purple glittery notebook with text overlay: Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

Seriously, how much fun is this glittery DIY notebook? It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill.

It is also the perfect rainy day summer activity. You can use it to keep the kiddos entertained all summer long. Take them on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together everywhere this summer!

See where I’m linking up!

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!


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