I created these super cute DIY Monogrammed Notebooks and pencils for my daughters to give her friends on Valentine’s Day. They were super easy to create too, if you want to make some for your own child to hand out for Valentine’s Day… or for Christmas… or as part of a party favor bag… really, the possibilities are endless.
I started by cutting a pile of loose leaf papers into 3″x5.5″ pieces using a paper cutter. I used 10 pieces per notebook, which gave me 40 little pieces. I also cut cardstock to create the backing, and I cut it to 3.25″x7″. I measured where to cut the hole (to make it easy, I picked a line on the paper and lined my hole punch up with the line) and used a hole punch to cut through the small pieces and the cardstock as well.
I cut a piece of ribbon to string through the holes – I went down through the top and then looped around the back and stuck the ends out the sides.
Lastly, I took some cute chipboard monograms and embellished them with a rhinestone before sticking them onto the notepad with pop dots (any double sided adhesive or hot glue would work). The pop dots added a bit of dimension though, which I liked.
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Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
What a great idea! Those are perfect little valentines!
denise...on a whim says
My daughter would absolutely love these!
What a great craft!
Pefecto for Valentines day, love those tags, very cute 🙂
Amanda Marks says
I think I need to make a couple for my daughter’s teachers. Stopping by from Happy Hour Linky Party 🙂
Designed Decor says
Such a creative idea! Great easy gift to make! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday – http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party6/
Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
Eeeek! When I saw these come up on my FB feed, I was SO hoping you’d come and share them at Pinworthy Projects. They are super cute!
4 You With Love says
Wow, these are so great!
Great project !
I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party
Hope to see you there:)
[email protected] Polkadot pretties x
Donna McMorrow says
Great project. Very cute. Pinned it.
These are adorable! I love notebooks, and I love monogramed things. Thanks for the great tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend!
What a cute idea! I love alternatives to candy Valentines! I’m visiting from It’s Overflowing.
Natasha SerenityYou says
would love it if you would share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday
Natasha @ http://www.serenityyou.com
Bethany Lee says
Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Erin K says
Very elegant and simple! I’ll have to try this! Visiting from Keep Calm and Link Up.
Wow!! Awesome idea.
Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says
Oh man…my girl would adore these! how cute! thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday! ;0
Monogram Mama says
LOVE THIS IDEA! So cute!!!