Danie Faye

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Danie Faye

Crafty Side of Motherhood

March 27, 2019

DIY: Traveler’s Notebook Using Carabiners

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Are you a big fan of fast and easy layouts? If so, have you tried using traveler’s notebooks? In today’s blogpost, I will show you an easy DIY Traveler’s Notebook using Carabiners. Here’s how to make your own using products you already have lying around your craft room!

EASY DIY TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK

 

STEP 1: FIND SOME LIGHTWEIGHT CHIPBOARD

Hold on! Before you go out and buy anything. Have you checked around your house to see if you have a few empty writing tablets lying around? Ironically, I stumbled onto an old writing tablet, so I used the front and back covers from the tablet for the foundation of my traveler’s notebook. If you do not have any chipboard in your craft room, try your local craft store (i.e. Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or JoAnn). Once you get your chipboard, you will cut your chipboard to the size in which you want your notebook to be. Traveler’s notebooks tend to be roughly 4″ x 7″.

STEP 2. GET A FEW CARABINERS

Ironically, I was able to find some carabiners at my local Hobby Lobby (they can also be found at Michaels or JoAnn). The carabiners are what will hold your notebook together. If you are an avid traveler’s notebook user, it is best to purchase these in bulk to save money. You can find bulk sizes at most online stores. 

STEP 3. PUNCH HOLES

Next, you are going to need to punch holes in the chipboard to secure the notebook. I only punched two holes into my notebook, but I have seen notebooks with three to four holes to secure the notebook. Once you make this determination, add carabiner rings to secure the front and back cover together.

STEP 4. GRAB SOME PATTERNED PAPER

If you are a crafter, you should not have to purchase any additional pattern paper. LOL. I went through my stash and grabbed the MOST OVERLOOKED PIECES and placed them in this notebook. I coordinated the papers by colors, and even added some white cardstock in for flavor! Each piece of pattern paper should be cut down to match the size of the traveler’s notebook. You may have to gauge this with your eye once you place all your pieces in the notebook. 

STEP 5. DECORATE

Next, all you need to do is break out the creativity. I made my first one on a whim using embellishments I had lying right in front of me. I stuck with the black, off-white, and pink theme.

STEP 6. FILL WITH MEMORIES!

Now that your album is all finished, grab your favorite pics and document them. Traveler’s notebooks are an easy way to jot down a memory when there is not much time to craft.

Products Used:

Dimensions:

Chipboard: 3.5 in by 7.5 in

Pattern Paper: 3.5 in by 7.5 in

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6 thoughts on “DIY: Traveler’s Notebook Using Carabiners

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    This is a cute DIY, I like to make this pretty ideas while my daughter helps with the decoration 🙂 thanks!

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    What a great idea! My husband and I go backpacking a couple times a year, and I wish I had kept a journal of our travels to better remember what we did on each trip, and even write down how I feel in that moment on the trail.

    Sarah from https://happylittletadpole.com/

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    I love your idea! I have to try one after our Yellowstone trip this summer.

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