DIY Washi Tape Custom Notebook

Posted by Jennifer Reyes
Use washi tape to create a personalized notebook that you can use to journal, for artwork or jotting down ideas.

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Hi Jennifer Reyes here today to show you how to make a Washi Tape Custom Notebook. Washi Tape has many uses including scrapbooking, card making, home decor and even sprucing up a plain notebook. We all need a place to write down our thoughts, ideas or even create some artwork. I call this my "brain dump". Transform a plain notebook into something unique and customized to your needs, whether it be a specific color or a holiday theme. Today's theme will be Easter!


  • Moleskine Cahier Journals - Ruled Large Size, Kraft Brown
  • Doodlebug Monochromatic Washi Tape 12 Pack - Polka Dot
  • Doodlebug Monochromatic Washi Tape 12 Pack - Scallop
  • Doodlebug Monochromatic Washi Tape 12 Pack - Stripe
  • EK Tools Cutter Bee Scissors 5" - Original
  • Plaid Mod Podge Matte
  • Foam Brushes 20 Pack - 1" Width
  • Kelly Purkey Clear Stamps - Outline Letters
  • VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad-Onyx Black
  • Waffle Flower Stay Focused Die
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • American Crafts Glitter Tape
  • EK Sticko Sticker Bunny Circles

Place washi tape on a diagonal pattern directly onto the notebook cover. Be creative and use any pattern you like. I used Easter themed colors such as light green, light blue, purple, light pink and yellow. I also used different patterns of tape to make it visually appealing. I simply cut the tape by ripping it off once it extended a little bit off the edges. I repeated my pattern all the way across the notebook.

Trim off the excess washi tape. I like to flip the notebook cover over so it is easier to see where I am cutting and making sure it is straight.

To ensure the washi tape doesn't peel off, apply a couple coats of Modge Podge on top. This is especially important if you are like me and tend to toss your notebook in your bag, purse or backpack. Make sure to let it dry completely before proceeding onto the next step. This takes about 15 - 20 minutes.

While your notebook is drying, let's take this a step further by added some customization. You can simply use a sticker label, but I used a die cut in the shape of a piece of notebook paper and added layers of different colored paper to make it stand out more. Then, I used my alpha stamps, to stamp the text I wanted to use. You can add your name, your business name, company name, or initials. To make this a little more festive, I added some fun bunny stickers which reminds me of those cute Easter bunnies.

Once it is completely dry, add some glitter tape to the binding for a more finished look and you're all done! I hope this tutorial inspired you to create any type of custom notebook for any subject with so many types of different colors and patterns to choose from.

Come back again soon to find more fun ways to be creative!