Wednesday, 24 October 2012

DIY ~ customised diary

I meant to do this DIY a while ago as a "back to school" sort of post but now is as good a time as any. I wanted to offer an easy and quick way of customising a boring diary in a fun and completely unique way. You could do this with a normal annual diary, mine just happens to be an academic one. I actually quite like the idea of maybe doing this as a quirky kind of personalised Christmas present, if you're that way inclined.

You Will Need
~ a plain diary/notebook
~stickers! Lots of them!

I got my academic planner from WH Smiths for £4.99 which is a lot less than other ones with designs on them. As for the stickers I've decided to give mine a bit of a theme. I've mentioned it a few times but I'm a bit of a nostalgic geek when it comes to the old anime Sailor Moon so I thought I'd decorate my diary with these adorable quirky stickers, which don't scream geek but are a really cute tribute to my childhood. The lovely Miss Coconut kindly sent them to me and I just want to stare at the all day, even if you're not into Sailor Moon I suggest checking out her numerous other adorable designs, seriously. You'll fall in love. I also have a million stickers hanging about and they never get used that I buy at various craft shows.
I don't really need to take you step by step through this since it's pretty obvious. You can either plan it out (like I did with the Sailor Moon stickers) or just go with the flow (like I did with the circle stickers). This literally took me about 5-10 minutes and I really like the outcome.
adorable detail shots of Chibi Usa and Sailor Jupiter ♥ 

I've got to say I think the back is my favourite - that drawing of Chibi Usa (the character) is just too cute, and the two little stars are sweet and subtle. I quite like the idea of getting some more of those stickers and do another diary or notepad and just layering them on top of each other, I think that could look pretty cool.
So, what do you think? I'd love to see someone take this idea and go crazy with it! Let me know if you try it.


I really love to read what people have to say, so leave a comment, I'll definitely read it and always try to reply to questions!

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