Make a pompon notebook with materials you probably already have at home!
I might be a bit obsessed with pompons lately…😳 But just look at how cute they are! 😍
I love them so much that this week I decided to make this little pompon notebook. I think it is adorable and you can make it with normal wool.
What you’ll need to make it:
- 6 sheets of A4 paper
- Thin cardboard
- Wool in different colours of your choice
- Needle and thread
- Coloured/ scrapbook paper
Step 1: Cutting the paper
The first step is to take your 6 sheets of A4 paper and cut them all into 4 pieces.
Step 2: Making the groups
Then, fold all the smaller sheets double and divide them into 4 groups with 6 sheets each.
Step 3: Marking the spots for the holes
Mark spots for the holes on your paper with some dots. They should be 1,5 cm from the edge of the paper and 1 cm apart.
Step 4: The binding
Bind the groups into a book. I have already explained how to do this in an earlier post, so for a detailed tutorial on how to bind them see my post How to do simple bookbinding.
This is how it’ll look when you’re finished:
Step 5: Cutting the cardboard
Cut two pieces of thin cardboard the size of your pages. These will become the front- and back cover of you book.
Step 6: Making the pompons
This step is actually quite easy. Take some wool (I for example used wool scraps I had left from the DIY Pompon stool I made a few weeks ago).
Then, you proceed to pull the wool strands apart so they become thin and fluffy.
Then, you take a few of those strands and roll them into tiny balls with your fingers. To make it easier you can use a little bit of water. Try to make all the pompons about the same size.
Depending on how big you make them you’ll have to make 50-80. That seems like a lot,but it didn’t take a lot of time.
Step 7: Sticking the pompons to the front cover
Working from the inside to the outside, stick your pompons to one of the cardboard pieces, making sure not to leave any gaps between them.
The other cardboard piece you can cover with some coloured or scrapbook paper. I chose to just cover it with some pink paper.
Step 8: Sticking the covers to the book
Using glue, stick the cardboard pieces to the front and last page of your book.
(Tip: Make sure to protect the other pages from the glue with some old newspaper!)
Stick them like this to the book like this:
And that’s it!
This is how the inside will look:
I think it’s just a really cute way to make a small notebook. Of course, you could also make a bigger version by using a quarter or half of an A4 as pages, but you’ll have to make a lot of pompons.
The best thing about this technique is that you don’t have to buy any pompons (they can be quite expensive sometimes), but you can just use wool which you probably already have at home.
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See ya next week!