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!
Plus, they’re perfect for carrying with you to the store with your grocery list or just having in your purse if you like to take notes. The thing is, they’re just adorable and fun.
And handmade. Love handmade. LOL!
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 little Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks are a quick and easy project, and only require a few supplies!
Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks Supplies:
- Mini Notebooks
- Chalkboard paint
- Gold Leaf Pen
- Paint Brush
- Printer (optional)
- Chalk (optional)
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.
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.
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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Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Super cute and simple idea! Would make good gifts for teachers. Visiting from Inspiration Galore party.
Great idea for a gift. Have a great day!
These would be a great craft night activity!
Amanda @ Kandy Apple Mama says
So cute! So simple! Can’t wait to try it out.
Carol ("Mimi") says
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.
Super cute diy.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.
STEPHANIE ABBOTT says
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
Marilyn Lesniak says
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.
These are sooooo cute. I’m definitely going to have to give them a try!!
I love handmade and these are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday link party.
The notebooks are super cute. I will have to try to make some!
Lisa | Handmade in Israel says
Love these! They look very classy.
Such a great, easy idea! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend! You are one of my features!
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
Handmade gifts really are the best! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty
Kristi Dominguez says
This is such a great idea, Jennifer! They turned out great! Thank you bunches for sharing and linking up with us this week! xoxo
these are so fun!
These are too cute and too fun! I love them! Please consider sharing these at Celebrate Your Story (along with your Iced Coffee recipes). Have a great one! Hugs!
Kerryanne English says
Sometimes the best handmade gifts are super quick and easy, like this adorable project Jennifer.
Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow’s party and pinning it too.
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Love these! They look very classy.