You Will Need ...
  1. duct tape

  2. embellishment tape

  3. small spiral notebook

  4. small round stickers

  5. x-acto knife

  6. flat head screwdriver

  7. 1/8" elastic

  8. cardboard or cork

  9. letter stickers

  10. scissors

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Step 1: 

To give my notebook a nice neutral base I prefer to cover my notebook with duct tape.

Step 2: 

Next we will make the elastic band which holds the notebook closed.  Measure your elastic so it wraps almost the entire way around your notebook and cut.

Step 3: 

You need to make a hole in the notebook cover for the elastic to pass through.  Place your notebook on a piece of cardboard or cork. Carefully rock your X-acto knife back and forth in the cover to make a small slit. Do this on both ends of the notebook cover.

Step 4: 

Use your flathead screwdriver to make the slit slightly larger if necessary and to help push the elastic through.

Step 5: 

Once both ends of the elastic have been pushed through tape the ends down using tape that matches the outside of our notebook.

Step 6: 

Next we will create a pocket to hold your stickers. Lay strips of duct tape on your work surface. Overlap the strips until they form a rectangle that is slightly larger than your sheet of stickers. 

Step 7: 

Flip the strips over and lay strips sticky side down on top of those strips that are approximately half and inch longer on each end and on the top and bottom.  You will be creating a picture frame.

Step 8: 

Fold one of the short edges over - this will become the top of the pocket.  Trim the corner tabs where tape meets tape.

Step 9: 

Place the pocket on the inside flap of your notebook.

Step 10: 

To keep your pages secret you can fold each one into and arrow point and seal it with one of your stickers.

Step 11: 

Finally, you can use letter stickets to decorate your notebook however you would like.

Step 12: 

All done!  Your secrets are now safe!

Craft Length: 
30 - 60 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
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Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 5 children