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I am so in love with this notebook! It is the perfect DIY school supply for any girl (or boy) who loves unicorns!
It is simple to make and you don’t need any fancy supplies to make it either.
There are so many ways you can customize this unicorn notebook from drawing in the eyes a different way or using googly eyes to using your favorite colors for the unicorn hair and the cover paper.
So let’s get to the instruction for making this!
DIY Unicorn School Supply Notebook:
- Colored craft papers
- Stationary papers
- Stapling pin
- Black marker pen
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
- Craft glue or glue stick
How to Make DIY Unicorn Notebook
The first thing you need to do is to download my free unicorn notebook template. This is located in my free resource library. Print the template and keep it to the side. You will need it in just a bit.
If you don’t know what size of notebook you want to make, now is the time to figure that out. You need to measure and cut the stationary papers for the length and width needed. If you need a size to use, 4″ x 6″ is great. When cutting out the stationary papers, make sure you cut the length the size you want to use and double the width. So with the 4″ x 6″ you will cut the paper 6″ for the length and then the width will be 8″.
Next stack 4 of the stationary papers together and fold in half so there is a crease in the middle. Make sure to fold widthwise.
Now you will want to hold all 4 of the papers together in one hand and use your needle to poke 2 holes, the same distance as the stapling pin length in the middle of the center crease.
Now, you will take the stapling pin and you want to go through both of the holes with the pins.
After poking both holes take a stapling pin and insert the pins on both sides through the holes.
Flip the pages and fold in half, flattening the pins with the papers. Next, do the same prep out a few more bunches of paper.
Next, you are going to make a stack of the stapled papers, making sure they all face the same direction. Make sure the paper is all lined up as evenly as possible.
Cut out a piece of paper approximately 2″ x 3″. If you have a larger notebook then make sure to cut this piece out larger. Put some glue on one side of the small piece of paper you just cut out.
You are going to use one hand to hold the pile of papers together by their folded end. Take the paper you just added glue to and you are going to wrap this around the stapled side of the papers. Now, measure how thick this pile of paper is.
You are now going to cut the notebook cover out from the piece of cardstock.
For the length you will add 1 inch.
For the width you are going to take the measurement you got from the previous step (the thickness of the pile of papers) add this to the width of your paper and add 1 inch. So for example, if your thickness is 2″ and your total width is 8″; you will take the 8″ plus the 2″ is 10 and then add on the 1 inch.
Use these measurements to cut out the cover from your cardstock.
Now you are going to put glue down the center of the cover you cut out in the previous step.
Now, take the folded end that has the small piece of paper and place it on the glue. Press is down firmly. You want to make sure it sticks really well.
Fold over the sides of the front cover and glue them down. Do the same to the back cover.
Now you are going to cut out the unicorn pieces. You will cut out the template pieces, then trace the template pattern onto the colored paper. Cut out the unicorn pieces.
Lay out the cut out pieces onto the front cover of the notebook. Make sure the spacing is all correct and then glue down each of the pieces.
Now you are going to use the pencil and draw the unicorn’s eyes, a nose and lips onto the front cover.
After you have it how you want it to look with the pencil, take a black pen/marker and trace your pencil marks.
And that is all there is to it! You now have a super cute unicorn notebook!
Make sure to pin so you can come back later and make this!