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DIY back to school supplies
DIY: patterned notebook
DIY Patterned Notebook with @Scott Buxman Colors and Patterns Duct Tape
For notebook covers… ie vintage pattern cover - embroider around the skirt or letters.
From "40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks" - this IS brilliant! Don't want to spend a lot on a fancy notebook? You can cover a simple composition notebook (10 cents at back-to-school time) with fabric or fancy paper and glue a manila envelope into the back.