I always have a sketchbook in my bag, a habit I have had since design school. I never know when inspiration will come my way and I love to instantly jot down notes or sketch a drawing at a moment’s notice. I have been wanting to personalize my sketchbooks and give them a fun makeover for a while now, so when the lovely team at Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape reached out to collaborate on a DIY, I knew just what project I wanted to do. With their amazing array of patterns and color choices, you can find a combination that’s perfect for you! Here’s how to make your very own sketchbook…

- Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape
- Scissors - Cardstock Paper
- 8.5 x 11” Paper
- Hole Puncher (Size 1/8” or 3/16”)
- Baker’s Twine
- Metal Brad

1. Fold one sheet of cardstock paper in half. Then, fold about 6 or 7 sheets of 8.5 x 11” paper in half.
2. Insert the white papers into the cardstock. Then, punch a hole at the center crease from about 1 1/2" from the top and bottom edge.
3. Cut a piece of baker’s twine about 16” long. Insert each end of the baker’s twine through the punched holes. Then, tie in a bow.
4. Cover the outside center of the notebook with a piece of Scotch Colors and Pattern Duct Tape (taping over the baker’s twine). At this point, you can have fun with different taping layouts and mixing patterns and colors!
5. Next, punch a hole on the front cover (opening edge) of the notebook, at the center, about 1” away from the edge. Insert the metal brad and close the brad. Cut a piece of baker’s twine about 28” long. Tie this to the brad (as photo’ed).
6. The baker’s twine will be used to wrap around the notebook as its closure.


Sherrie said...

So cute!! Great idea!!

Vanessa said...

Ooh that lace tape is so lovely~

Mandy Crandell said...

Super cute!

Ali Mackin said...

What a cute DIY! And your illos too so cute!

Ali of

Vanessa said...

Aimee this is cool! Jealous that you get to do DIYs for all these different companies! That's the dream :D Keep up the awesome work.


Nat @ Made in Home said...

Great DIY!

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