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diy washi tape reporter's notebook

Start Taking Notes At Work With This DIY Washi Tape Reporter’s Notebook

February 10, 2017

Buying new notebooks might be a serious guilty pleasure for some of us. Yes, we obviously live in a digital world, but some people don’t mind being a bit old-fashioned when it comes to note-taking. Writing down notes by hand can actually be beneficial on staying organized or processing new information.

As a journalist, I always found the Reporter’s Notebook to be most useful when keeping my notes together. It’s Gregg-ruled, meaning that your hand doesn’t feel cramped writing in a small space and you can turn the pages easily. Of course, most of these type of notebooks aren’t practically pretty, so I decided to decorate some of my own reporting notebooks in this quick DIY project.

DIY Washi Tape Reporter’s Notebook


  • Reporter’s Notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Mod Podge
  • Brown Card Stock Paper
  • Washi Tape


Measure the card stock paper with the front cover of your notebook. Cut out the paper and then cover with Mod Podge. Place on notebook carefully. Don’t worry about being precise because the washi tape helps cover any little mistakes up. Take your washi tape and cover the top and bottom of your notebook. Cut the extra washi tape. You now have a transformed notebook! Doesn’t that seem so easy to do?

What kind of DIY projects would you like to see on Lost & Found in the City? Comment below with your suggestions. 

Author: Katina Beniaris

Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.

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