Hello there =)
My traveler’s notebook
obsession passion continues as I find lots of DIY’s to embellish and enhance my newest companion.
If you’re using a traveler’s notebook, or any planner/journaling system, you know it’s imperative to have a place for your writing instruments and something to mark your spot with.
I received a Midori brand pen loop for Christmas and bevy of adorable paper clips (penguins and squirrels). The loop was too big for the Bic pen I like to use and there was no easy way to carry the paper clip boxes all the time.
I needed something slimmer, both in the loop and bookmark arena. Pinterest and You Tube didn’t let me down. I whipped up my DIY Traveler’s Notebook Pen Loop & Bookmark in less than 30 minutes.
DIY Traveler’s Notebook Bookmark
For your bookmark, all you need is a length of elastic and some hot glue. Measure around your notebook to find your length. I over estimated with my standard Midori brand notebook and used 18 inch piece which had a bit of excess. The next few I made I used 15-16 inches and stretched the elastic more.
Fold over and glue down one end of the elastic. Just to make it pretty =)
DIY Traveler’s Notebook Pen Loop
Pen Loop Supplies
- Binder clip
Measure a length of elastic. Your length will be determined by the barrel of your favorite pen/pencil.
Initially, I folded over the edges before making the loop. BIG MISTAKE. The clip body was too fat and it was difficult to open the clip. I don’t recommend making a pretty edge on this one.
Apply a dot of glue to the side of the binder clip. Adhere elastic getting the edge of elastic as close to the opening part.
Repeat on the other side. I DO recommend checking the loop size with your favorite pen before gluing the 2nd side. Trim if need be =)
The Finished Product!
What a perfect pair of place holders! My pen loop is currently secured to my MTN leather cover, not a notebook, but you get the idea.