Bandana Covered Notebook

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose


back to school bandana book cover

Here’s a creative way to use old bandanas and dress up those boring school composition notebooks at the same time! A fun craft for girls or guys, just change the bandana color.

What You Need

Composition Notebook or any Cardboard Covered Book (Plastic Will Not Work)

Print Bandana

Fabric Glue or Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun

Liquid Starch Rhinestones and Jewel-It and Toothpick

Assorted Lace and Rick Rack Disposable Bowl or

Large Zip-Lock Bag Wax Paper 

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What you do

Note: Bandana will not be totally opaque. Notebook will show through a bit. Lay out bandana with the right side down. Open up the composition book and place it face down on top of it. Draw a line around the book. Remove the book and cut your fabric approximately 1″ bigger than the line you drew. Pour about 1 cup of Linit Liquid Starch into a disposable bowl or large zip lock bag. Ball up the bandana and place it in the starch. Make sure fabric is completely saturated. Wring out some of the liquid but leave the fabric fairly wet. Smooth the fabric out, right side down, on wax paper. Open up the composition notebook and place it, face up, on the bandana. It will stick to the book. Close it, smoothing out the fabric. Let it dry overnight. Cover may warp a little but should flatten when dry. If not, place a few books on top until it is flat again. Trim bandana to the size of the notebook cover, the starch keeps the fabric from fraying. Glue lace all around the edge of the book. Glue Rick Rack on the middle to decorate. Glue on rhinestones using a toothpick to dab glue in place.

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