A cool, visual notebook cover can really get you in the mood to journal. But with limited options out there for affordable journals and notebooks with flashy covers, how do you find one with a design that’s perfect for you?
Luckily, you don’t have to settle for boring, played out notebooks anymore. There are tons of ways to customize your bullet journal cover to make it look so satisfyingly cute.
Check out some suggestions below to learn some really easy DIY ways to pump up your bullet journal cover.
Use Washi Tape
Washi tape is a quick, easy, and temporary trick to customize your cover. Pick your favorite tape and use strips of it to decorate your cover in cool designs and patterns. Since washi tape isn't too sticky, it's super easy to remove it and start from scratch when you get sick of the design you set up.
Stickers are a super easy way to add some much-needed flair to a boring cover. What's great about stickers is you can't really go wrong. If you use small stickers — like stars, hearts, or dots — it'll seem like the journal came like that after your stick them on!
Use Metallic Markers
When you have a dark cover, regular permanent markers and pens usually won't show up. Instead, invest in some metallic markers that will really pop on your cover. Add a few stars, swirls, and your initials and your cover will instantly be taken to the next level!
Add a Book Cover
If you're sick of looking at the same cover you've had for ages, a great way to switch things up is to utilize the trick you used in middle school: Use a paper bag to give your journal a new cover. You can either just fold a paper bag over the edges to keep your original cover in tact, or you can superglue the paper bag to the back to the journal to make it super sturdy.
For a step-by-step guide to all these suggestions and even more decorating tips, like a cool water color effect and Mod Podge trick, click play on the video at the top of this page!