These Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are the perfect little DIY gift to keep on hand for when a friend or family member needs a little pick me up!

These Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are the perfect little DIY gift to keep on hand for when a friend or family member needs a little pick me up!

I am a BIG fan of handmade gift giving. I am also a big fan of sending little gifts to friends and family. There is just something almost magical about getting a little surprise package in the mail. I love creating fun and unique things when I have the time, then I keep them on hand to add to a gift basket or pop in the mail.

These Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are the perfect little DIY gift to keep on hand for when a friend or family member needs a little pick me up!

These little Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are a quick and easy project, and only require a few supplies!

Supplies:

Mini Notebooks
Chalkboard paint
Gold Leaf Pen
Paint Brush
Printer (optional)
Chalk (optional)

Step #1. Slap a little chalkboard paint on the cover of the notebooks. I wanted a brushstroke effect, and dragged an almost dry brush along the edges. And added more paint to my brush for center section so that the lettering would stand out. Let the notebooks dry completely.

Step #2. (Optional) Using your favorite lettering font, create a template for the “hand lettering”. I used my favorite font and picmonkey. Print these off in the size you need. Color the back of the page with white chalk. Then place the paper over the notebook and trace the lettering with a pen, pressing firmly. This will transfer a chalk outline to your notebook cover.

Step #3. Using your gold leaf pen, add your lettered phrase. I did phrases like “take note”, “ideas”, “notewothy”, “shit to do”, etc. If you used step 2 to create a chalk template, use the gold leaf pen to fill it in and create the hand lettering effect. Allow to dry completely.

These Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are the perfect little DIY gift to keep on hand for when a friend or family member needs a little pick me up!

So easy right?? I told ya!

And they’re such a great little gift-able to keep on hand! The options for what you letter on these is pretty much endless! Personalize with a name or try drawing a logo! The beauty of these is you can get as creative as you want 🙂

What would you put on your Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks?

 

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11 Responses to Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks

  1. Super cute and simple idea! Would make good gifts for teachers. Visiting from Inspiration Galore party.

  2. Christine says:

    Great idea for a gift. Have a great day!

  3. Stephanie says:

    These would be a great craft night activity!

  4. So cute! So simple! Can’t wait to try it out.

  5. I totally agree with you that handmade gifts are the best. A few years ago, I made some bookmarks for my mom and gave them to her along with a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. She said, “It’s always so nice to receive a handmade gift because you know the person was thinking about you while they were making it”. So true — I had never thought of it that way. I love these little notebooks! Thanks for the tip about using the chalk to transfer the lettering to the chalkboard paint. Also — thanks for the tip about using the chalkboard paint. I never would have thought of that.

  6. Theresa says:

    Super cute diy.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

  7. Love these notebooks! Adding to my Pinterest queue. I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go. It opens Tuesday nights around 11pm ET. http://abbottsathome.com

  8. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  9. Brittany says:

    These are sooooo cute. I’m definitely going to have to give them a try!!

  10. Joyce says:

    I love handmade and these are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday link party.

  11. Crystal says:

    The notebooks are super cute. I will have to try to make some!

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