DIY Geo Cutout Notebook

DIY Cutout Notebook

I write a lot of notes to myself, usually using any scrap of paper I can find. The problem is that most of them wind up turning into illegible crumpled balls of post-its and old receipts in the bottom of my bag. I’m tired of pulling out my keys, only to have three pieces of paper fly out at the same time so I made a simple notebook that will keep me organized. Then I made a few more for friends, using a simple technique to create a graphic cutout pattern on the cover. They are a hit!


"Get Sketchy" Notebook - Whimseybox DIY

– Paper Notebook Kit (or cardstock for the cover and several sheets of paper for the pages)
– Paper Crafting Tools (X-acto knife, cutting mat, metal ruler, awl, bone folder)
– Baker’s Twine, or other string
– Pencil
– Glitter Tape
– Scissors

You can find the full step-by-step DIY notebook tutorial in the Projects section!


In our shop you can find a DIY Bookbinding Kit which contains the materials to make 3 notebooks. 

Alicia DiRago is the founder and CEO of Whimseybox. She has led DIY events across the country and been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Alicia is a lifelong crafter and former chemical engineer obsessed with making everything from bracelets to (homebrewed) beer! You can find her personal DIY, fashion and design blog at

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