Lets get crafty with this back-to-school Cricut machine project. Make a Hello Homework personalized notebook. Instead of buying expensive paper products for school, how about buying the basic items and personalizing with fun designs you’ve made with your Cricut machine. You can mix and match your favorite paper colors, add designs you love and create it all at home for less than the high priced items at the store! I designed this homework notebook using a 97¢ mini notebook that I decoupaged custom art to.
Today I’m sharing this project along with my Cricut Team 5 for the Design Star Challenge round 2. We had the option of creating something that is either fashion or gear related – so we decided on back-toschool gear. And guess what… oh yes! I’m going to show you how I created this personalized notebook so you can make it too. Let’s say it together… YAY!!
You don’t need much to personalize your own school supplies. Using the Cricut, you can cut more complicated design with ease. I designed all of the art I used and the Cricut not only cut the designs, but also drew all the line art. You can create lovely school items as simple or as complex as you’d like. for this project I choose to decoupage the paper designs to the notebook, but you could also adhere the cut designs using any kind of adhesive you prefer. I like the idea of coating the paper with Mod Podge for extra wear and tear protection.
Materials you need:
- Cricut Explore™ cutting machine with midnight black pen
- Small notebook
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Glitter glue
How to make a Hello Homework notebook with your Cricut:
- Create the Cricut cut art. Upload the Hello Homework design file to your Cricut design space. Cut the design on a thick white cardstock. Remove all the cut pieces.
- Coat the cover of your notebook with Mod Podge using the paintbrush. Carefully place the art cut pieces where you’d like on the notebook. Using the end of the paintbrush, carefully press the designs in place. Allow to dry. Optionally, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire cover of the notebook, including the art cuts. Allow to dry completely.
- Apply glitter accents to finish the look using glitter glue. I used Martha Stewart gold glitter glue – the tip of the glue tube is nice and small, so I was able to add smaller details of glitter to my personalized notebook. Allow to completely dry before using.
Download the Hello Homework SVG file
You can download and use the art I created for this project – for FREE for a limited time. Just save this SVG file to your desktop and then upload as an SVG to your design space account. I hope you love it!
Let’s Make Some More Cricut Creations!
Now that you’re excited about creating custom back-to-school gear. Check out what the rest of my team mates made. So many great ideas, let’s get creating!