Sunday, 2 August 2009

DIY Diary Cover & 'How To' Guide!


I've been on the hunt for a nice diary for next year for a while now, but all of the pretty ones seem to cost so much! I found a fairly basic one the other day, which has enough room to write all of my homework and deadlines in, but the cover was boring - so I thought I'd spruce it up.

I used some wrapping paper that I've had for a while, and then covered it in sticky-back plastic so that it survives in my school bag (is it just me, or does everything eventually get destroyed if you leave it in your school bag for too long?).

Here's a how-to guide!


And the finished article, tadaa!
(I can't resist but fill in loads of dates when I get a new diary)

On friday I'm off on a week's holiday to Cornwall. I can't wait, but I really hope it doesn't rain all week...

Sadie xxx

19 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

I love getting a new journal or diary! What a great step by step post, thank you!

Bia said...

hi! i've just found your blog, and i must say that is a lovely blog.
keep with the good job!
kisses, bia.

Parapluie said...

It looks wonderful, I love the wrapping paper (and yes, my school bag tears everything apart as well...)

Looby said...

since i dont go to school anymore...i dont need to re-cover books...but i think i may now!!

this is lovely, i think i did it a slightly different way, but your way seems much easier and wrinkle free!

looby xx

Em x said...

That looks so cute. x

Clau! said...

That paper you used is so cool, great work!

suzie said...

oh in holland we have to do that with our books! we must, actually because if we don't the book-rental won't take the books back because they are too damaged :). i pretty like it! xoxo

Style Bird said...

I love this idea.

Eri said...

Very cute, nice choice of paper...

Thanks so much for visiting, hope you have enjoyed the blog, you have commented on the shredded t- shirt and now, I'll also open a shop very soon with some cool DIY items please come and check it out.

See you soon.

Polly Farthing said...

Love that paper - so pretty! I used to do that to my books and folders at school all the time. I did it again recently on my scrapbook with some Kath Kidston writing paper and I must say it looks quite good!

Just to let you know that I mentioned you on my post today as I have recently joined Bloglovin after reading about it on your blog - so thank you!

Polly x

Mars said...

awesome idea :D! i think i'll try this out ^_^

patricia said...

awww that's pretty!

Tink in My Closet said...

What a clever and cute post!

Rebecca said...

Oh woow that's so cool! I used to cover my books with just the sticky tape, but could never get it airbubble-free :) I'd never be able to pull this off this well, but I admire it all the same :D

Hello Spy said...

This reminds me that I need a new diary. And you're right, anything you leave inside your bag for a long time gets destroyed. Haha.

PixiePolaroid said...

Hi Sadie,
I wanted to say, that I truly like your blog!
Keep up the good work :-)
xoxo

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

Your diary is so cute. I love the polka dots paper, is pink, my favourite colour (with the black, of course).

I star my holidays the Friday too. Enjoy!!

bywolves said...

i love your how to's.
really cute

Santenne Katogo, ♥ said...

Pretty
Where Did You Get The Wrapping Paper