DIY Braided Notebook

 

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I use this notebook to store all of my DIY ideas!

 

What you’ll need:

  • A piece of cardboard of the size of an A4 paper
  • Lined paper
  • Plain paper
  • 2 colours of coloured paper
  • 2 keychain rings

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The photo shows 3 keyrings because that is what I originally planned, but I later decided to stick with 2

To start, cut your cardboard in 2 equal pieces and paint one side of them in a nice colourfullsizerender-8

I chose for blue

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While that dries, you can start braiding. Cut your coloured paper into strokes of 1 cm in the lengt of your cardboard.

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Now, stick two of them to your table with cellotape and keep adding more, sticking a stroke to the table every 4/5 strokes, until you’ve got a rectangle of the same size of your cardboard to create a cover.

Now carefully remove the cellotape and add glue to your cover and stick it to the unpainted side of one of your cardboard pieces.

Secure the edges by collating them to the cardboard

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Add some coloured paper to your other piece of cardboard on the non-painted side. Now, punch holes with a hole puncher 2 inches from the sides of both cardboards and this is how your pieces should look:

Now for the paper:

Take your lined paper (about 20 sheets) and cut them along the lines shown in the photo:

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Now punch holes 1,7 inches from the sides

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if you want, you can also cut some plain paper in the same size

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I also made some tabs for myself, but this is not necessary.

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Now, line up both covers and your paper in the right order and shove the rings on the back cover.

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Shove all the other papers through the rings too, one ring at a time

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Finally, add the front cover and you’re done!

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Please like and comment if you liked this tutorial and don’t forget to share it on social media!

 

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