DIY notebook madeby Pien



Hello there! I’m Pien Neve from Amsterdam and I am very proud to be the brand new guest blogger on Bloesem Living. Irene invited me to become the new DIY/craft contributor after seeing my DIY wall hooks.

For this first edition, I made a DIY notebook which is very easy to make … just a few simple steps.

I got this idea when I caught my boyfriend using those horribly boring, cheap-looking and old fashioned school notebooks. Remember those? The kind you didn’t even want to use during college :).

About thime to give these notebooks a fresh look. I have to admit that my boyfriend is now going to work every day with a big pile of loose papers, while I am using his notebooks now. They have become to beautiful to bring to the office!

Read the steps and see the result by clicking here



Step 01: Get rid of the staplers!

Be warned! Do not do this with your nails! I tried to do it 3 times because I was too lazy to look for another option. For instance, you can use tweezers to undo the staplers and your fingers won’t be bleeding.

Step 02: Sew the new cover

Fold your new cover (a beautiful color cardboard or a self-designed cover) and sew it with a needle and thread through the tiny holes of the staples.

Step 03: Stamp

To finish it off, I stamped words on the new cover with alphabet stamps.

If you want to give it as a present, this Is a nice way to wrap it up!

Thank you for reading my post, hope you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to sharing more with you in a couple of weeks! See you soon!  ~Pien



Bloesem loves comments
  1. Aurélie

    I love paper, stamps, everything in common with creating, crafting, decorating… Thank you so much for your articles, news… everything I discover here is treasure !! See you soon

  2. Trudy

    Woow, how creative! It inspires me to make a present for a friend.

    Thank you> I am going to follow you!

  3. Nannie

    Hi Pien, great blog. makes ik look easy. hope to see more of you.

  4. Anky

    Hey, this is my first experience with a blog ever! I never took the time to visit and read a blog. However, in this day and age it is absolutely necessary that I keep track of the developments and I am excited that it’s your blog, Pien. Really inspiring! Look forward to seeing more of you.
    You’re doing great! Keep up the good work 🙂

  5. Wilma

    Looks great! What a nice creation, looking forward to more simple and lovely stuff from Pien!

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