08.31.12

MAKE IT / 18

i snapped a photo of natalie’s journal a while back and i’ve asked her to show you all how to make them this week! it’s such an easy project, but sometimes you just need easy, right? we get carried away around here with our washi tape collections…there are just so many good options to choose from! now, let’s make these journals, shall we?

what you’ll need:

• moleskine journals with kraft covers (any notebook with a smooth paper like cover will work)
• washi tape
• gold foil tape (available at art and hobby stores)
• scissors

how to make it:

• (see above) simply run tape at an angle across cover. leave yourself 1/4 inch of tape along the edges so that you can secure it on the inside of the cover. it’s easiest to run your first tape somewhere across the middle of the notebook.
• continue to add more tape using the first as a guide so that they all run at the same angle parallel to each other.
• where ever possible wrap the tape around the back and continue to tape in one long pass.
• snip ends of tape and secure the ends on the inside on the cover.
• turn notebook over and add more washi to the areas in the corners where the tape hasn’t wrapped all the way around for design continuity.

• add thin gold tape as an accent in the same manner as the washi tape, snip and secure.
• start writing all those big ideas down like you promised yourself you would.

and remember these notebooks we did a few months ago? both of them are great for back to school!

project by: natalie shriver for designlovefest
photos by: kimberly genevieve
more DIY projects here

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    Wow, I’ve never seen gold foil tape before – going to look out for it, looks awesome!

    LeAnn says:

    omg i am SO buying that washi tape and making this AS SOON as the tape comes in the mail! I CAN’T WAIT! and you’re right bri, even though this is super easy, i probably wouldn’t have thought of making it myself if it wasn’t for this post. once again, THANK YOU!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Carrie McDowell says:

    agreed! OMG right!?

    These would make such great gifts!

    these turned out great! they would be good gifts.

    yaz says:

    Love this D.I.Y – so simple !

    – yaz ‘xo

    Zu says:

    Been wanting to buy washi tape. Will look for it!

    Love this idea! I’ve been sitting on a small stack of those Moleskines for a few months, unsure of how to personalize them. The washi tape idea is so simple and pretty. And I have to agree, I’ve never seen gold foil tape like that before, but it’s RAD. I can see it being used for nail art too…

    Ashley says:

    Um, I NEED that gold foil tape. Love how thin it is!!

    Andrea says:

    I loveee that gold foil tape! I looked through etsy but can’t find it. Do you know the brand name of it? Or if it’s at ac moore or michaels? Thanks Bri! love these!

    lauren says:

    these are adorable! i am in love with that heart washi tape. need it.

    Mfree says:

    These are so cute! love the little detail the gold foil tape adds.

    Maycie says:

    This is awesome! You can also use these tapes to decorate gift boxes.

    Melanie says:

    I really suck at DIYs, so I’m always excited to find a cool modern EASY project that I could do. Thank you for sharing!

    These are great! I love a project that isn’t to hard, since I’m not a novice crafter. I have some washi tape that I have been wanting to use. I love the clean straight lines. This is a must do!!!!

    Alison says:

    I LOVE this! I am the definition of a novice crafter, so I also love that this project isn’t too hard. 🙂 The result looks so amazing – maybe its all about the simplicity of the design and the quality of the tape, because I would have thought taping a design could easily look cheap. It looks like it came this way, and maybe it should have! – Alison { aliology.com }

    Wow I love these. And yes, that thin gold strip is divine!!!!

    Oleah says:

    cute DIY.

    xthesimplethingsx.blogspot.com

    Mariana says:

    So pretty!

    I made and posted (this kind of) printed notebook the other day. Love it.

    Love this, too!! 🙂

    Leah says:

    friggin’ LOVE washi tape. cute DIY. Might be a good thing to make for my bridesmaids.

    Caprice says:

    Perfect timing. Need a new notebook + love the idea.

    Customization without massive labor? Yes, please.

    Wow. Easy peasy and cute!

    look see says:

    Love how simple thisone is 🙂

    Ashleyj says:

    I love these- cute & super simple. I can also image using this idea for gift wrapping presents with brown paper & washi tape.

    Laura Trevey says:

    So easy and so fun ~ the perfect combination!!

    Noor says:

    Super cute but now I have to find the gold accent I can imagine that looking awesome everywhere.

    Noor
    Little Pink Strawberries

    Anonymous says:

    when i first saw this post yesterday, i clicked on the link and the tape was $4…now its $5?? 🙁 thats not cool

    anonymous says:

    when i first saw this post yesterday, i clicked on the link and the tape was $4…now its $5?? 🙁 thats not cool

    Leigh says:

    You’ve inspired me with your classes (I haven’t taken one yet, but the idea is perfect) and I finally have figured out how to make video photos! Love this tutorial!

    Anonymous says:

    These are super cool!

    Nina says:

    Hey bri, you should do your next advice post on rules and regulations bloggers should follow on contests, random giveaways, when you get paid to promote things..disclosing affiliate links where you(bloggers) makemoney off of clicks andpurchases, etc…and following FTC regulations. That would be a nice way to follow up on your mistake and take ownership for something you did wrong, but corrected, and show your dear readers that you are taking responsibility and not hiding away in the comments…like that hardworking professional you are.

    Art and Chic says:

    Simple, easy and beautiful!
    Great DIY!

    Caroline says:

    These are adorable, and the pics are so dreamy. Thanks for the great DIY!

    anonymous says:

    nina needs to chill the fck out.

    Briana says:

    a new follower here and boy do i have a major blog crush! this is the perfect washi tape project for my little crafting event. thank you! i would love to know where you purchased your gold foil tape! i have been looking around without any luck.

    Leeanna says:

    I can’t wait to get a hold of a ton of washi tape. I saw some sold on Etsy. It’s hard for me to go into craft stores and not spend a ton of money. But if I know what I want I can buy it on line, and just get that one thing.

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    So pretty and easy and inspiring!

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