My Hollywood notebook – DIY

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

Today, I’m trying something new. I’ll be sharing this DIY both here and on Instagram so I’ll keep it short and sweet, just like me ;-).

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. To make a Hollywood notebook, I used beautiful wallpaper samples from Papermint. They’re gorgeous, especially the one with the swimming ladies. It reminded me of Esther Williams, the ‘aquamusical’ muse. I’ve always loved the aesthetics of these films, slightly kitsch yet so elegant and colourful.

Below is the notebook DIY in a few easy steps!

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

You’ll need:

-a sheet of nice paper
-10 sheets of white paper
-a ruler
-a pencil
-a big, sharp needle
-white thread
-a scalpel
-a pair of scissors

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

First, cut the sheets of white paper to the size of your cover paper.

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

Then, fold your cover and white papers in half. On the fold line of one sheet of white paper, draw five points, equally spaced between each other.

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

Place your white sheets of paper on the nice paper and punch holes where the points are. Start threading as shown in the picture below.

The lines in lighter grey represent the thread inside the notebook while the darker grey represent the outside thread.

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

When you’re done, tie a knot. And, here you go, you’ve got a Hollywood notebook in no time at all.

Hollywood notebook, Esther Williams, book binding, carnet Hollywood, retro, flamingo, palm tree

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