Back To School Time DIY Craft – Redesigned Composition Notebook

Redesigned Composition Notebook Craft

I can’t believe that it’s almost Back to School time! Seems like summer just started. I try to ease myself back into thinking “school” as I’m a teacher, and I also know my kids want to be home just having fun too!! So, I got a couple of the plain black composition notebooks (scored by a friend at Target last year after back to school on clearance, for $0.10, that’s right, 10 cents each!!)

How cute is this Redesigned Composition Notebook?

Materials list:

Composition Notebook
Large envelope
2 pieces of school themed patterned paper 9 3/4 inches by 6 inches (measure the height of your book)
Scraps of school themed patterned paper
Letter stickers (if you want to personalize)

That’s it!!

It was so incredibly easy!! I took the plain composition notebook, and attached the 1 inch piece of paper up against the spine, then attached the book paper to the edge (it overlapped the letter paper a little bit)

Deconstructed Composition Notebook

I did the same thing for the back of the book:

Upcycled Composition Notebook

And, just to add a little “something” I adhered a large envelope to the inside of the back cover, it would be a great place to keep little papers that you don’t want to lose, or a pen/pencil!

Composition Notebook Craft

I took some letter stickers and a scrap piece from the papers and made the name tag for the front, and that was all there is to it!! I hope you’ll make some fun little notebooks for the back to schoolers in your life!

Julie Kelley is a mom, crafter, teacher and blogger at She loves to share her love of all things crafty, and co-owns a crafting crop spot where people can get together and craft at

Save up to $15 on General Mills Products with Digital Coupon Savings at Publix!

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Back to School is right around the corner, and with the school supply list growing every year, we’re always trying to find a good deal on Back-to-School essentials.

For a limited time, you can save up to $15 in Back-to-School on your favorite General Mills products with digital coupon savings at Publix!

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All these snacks make great additions to care packages for your kids away at school, or to bring to any sports practice or game.

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Trident at Walmart $1 Ibotta Cash Back Offer + a Sweepstakes!

This post was sponsored by Trident Gum as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

The new Ibotta offer to save on Trident Sugar Free Gum at Walmart is just perfect for our family. If you were to ask me “What are two things your husband has in his pocket right now?” I would immediately know the answer – his phone and gum. He ALWAYS has gum with him and it’s a great idea because it helps to curb those snacking cravings and his breath always smells good!

Trident Walmart Ibotta Offer

And while I don’t keep my gum in my pocket, I always have a pack in my purse. It’s nice to be the one to say “I do” whenever the question “Who has some gum?” comes up and hand over a stick of Trident! It’s an easy way to be helpful, plus it means I always have gum for myself!

Ibotta Trident Offer Walmart

So I was really happy to see this new offer from Ibotta gives you $1 cash back when you purchase Trident Sugar Free Gum at Walmart. This offer is for Trident Gum 8 Packs of Original, Spearmint & Tropical Twist, which you’ll find in the candy Aisle at Walmart, not at checkout!

Redeeming the offer is super easy. Just download the Ibotta app, buy Trident at Walmart, then scan your receipt and the product code right into the app. Easy peasy!

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Decorate Your Home with Wood Hanger Board Prints for Only $7.50 Each!

If you’re looking to decorate your home with a personal touch featuring your own photos, check out the great deal at Walgreens on their NEW Wood Hanger Board Prints. They are a beautiful way to display your memories in your home or office or to give as a meaningful gift. Right now you can ave 75% when you use the coupon code NEWDECOR75 through 8/11!

The price is normally $29.99, but with the coupon code the price drops to just $7.50! Plus, over 6,500 Walgreens locations offer free same day pickup. These hangers hols an 11×14 board print and is made of natural wood. It also has a keyhole hanger or twine for easy hanging.

Your best-loved memories now have a fresh, modern mount that seamlessly matches any décor from home to office. Secured by two natural wooden strips that extend slightly past the print’s edge, this is a sleek, ready-to-hang solution for your board print.

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Earn Free Gift Cards with the Back to School Team Challenge

swagbucks back to schoolchallenge

Summer is winding down and it’s time to think about Back to School! In keeping with the season, Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t already know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th.

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

  • 1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
  • 2. In addition to earning SB, you’ll contribute to your team’s total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
  • 3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card!

Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!

Sign up here!!