DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make Cute Constellation Notebooks for All Your Friends

We're still in love with trendy constellation motifs. Get the look for less with this easy DIY notebook perfect for stuffing a stocking.

From accessories to artwork to office supplies, constellations are having a major design moment. (This oversized constellation artwork is on my personal to-do list. I'm in love!) But apart from my walls, I'm also very into constellation-themed gifts. One reason: It's easy to personalize the gift with the recipient's zodiac sign. An easy-to-make, inexpensive gift that can be totally customized? Yep, it's true! See how I made them: 

DIY Constellation Notebook 01:01

Create a DIY constellation notebook for a personalized stocking stuffer.

Once you gather your supplies, these are so easy to produce in a batch. Mini brads (found in the scrapbooking section) make up the points of each constellation, with a simple stitch and metallic embroidery floss filling in the space between star. 

Best of all, we have 14 free, printable constellation stencils to choose from, including all 12 zodiac signs. Personalize each notebook with a gold paint pen and a name, and it's ready to stuff in a stocking or gift to a coworker. Your friends and family will love using them all year long to record their brightest ideas! 

60+ Handmade Gift Ideas

See All Photos

No-Knit Monogrammed Mittens

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Make This Rustic Bread Board

Craft a Handy Firewood Carrier

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Wow Wine Lovers

Tags: 
  1. pallet

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Trendy Rhinestone Headband

©Brklyn View Photography

Cookbook or Tablet Stand

Whip Up These Tasty Dog Treats

Craft a Custom Tray

Photo By: H. Camille Smith

Practice Your Cursive

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Personalize Your Pup's Bed

Make This Classic Board Game

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Don't Forget Your Furry Friend

Make a Custom Cutting Board

Easily Craft a Pretty Trinket Box

Photo By: H. Camille Smith

Homemade Lavender Bath Fizzies

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Monogrammed Doormat

Delight Your Favorite Foodie

Custom Smart Phone or Tablet Covers

Monogrammed Serving Tray

Make the Container Part of the Gift

Upcycle Old Sweaters Into a Stocking

Cozy Up Their Cocoa or Coffee

Upcycle a Frame Into a Cute Tray

Photo By: Lara Robby/Studio D

Handmade Woodland Necklace

Make a Pet Feeding Station

Kids' Craft: Birdseed Ornaments

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Rolling Storage Crate

Colorful Stocking Stuffers

Spread Holiday Cheer With a Wine Elf

Craft a Cute Canister

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Playful Preserve Their Memories

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Tasty Dog Treats

Make a Cat Spinner Wand

Superhero Cape

Recycled Sweater Scarf

Kids' Craft: Ruffled Rose Headband

Make It Easy for Them to Stash Their Stuff

Stitch Up a Custom Pet Collar

Whip Up an Easy-to-Sew Tote Bag

Craft a Fashion-Forward Keychain

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Make Mobile Toy Crates

Easy-to-Create Bottle Cap Necklace

Keep Their Gadgets Cozy

Make This Upcycled Jewelry Box

Photo By: H. Camille Smith

Kicky Wallpaper-Lined Trays

Photo By: Mary Britton Senseney

Easy Kids' Play Kitchen

Felted Sweater Vases and Candleholders

Easy-to-Create Dog Stocking

Kids' Adventure-Ready Backpack

Capture Their Silhouette

Turn an Old Drawer Into a Chic Jewelry Organizer

Photo By: Before: Alison Gootee/Studio D, After: Lara Robby/Studio D

Homemade S'mores Kit

Monogrammed Men's Leather Valet

Kids' Craft: Make an Outdoorsy Frame for Dad

Create Custom Coasters or Trivets

From: HGTV Magazine and HGTV Magazine

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Found Object Bottle Stoppers

Potted Bulbs

Cozy Felt Slippers

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rough-and-Tumble Bar Set

Leather Christmas Stockings

Willow Wigwam Garden Support

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Seed-Starting Kit

Faux Leather-Lined Tray

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Embellished Hair Combs

Glossy Lip Balm

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Geek-Chic Belt Buckle

Text Speak Accessories

Coffee Bag Gift Tote

Canvas Photo Art

Decoupage Tin

Next Up

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make These Lip Balm Lockets in Just 15 Minutes

If your gift recipients are about all-natural products, go with a homemade lip balm in a vintage locket. The best part? The pocket-sized gift only requires a few ingredients!

Skip Black Friday and Make These 15 Crafts Instead

Forget Black Friday. We've got #CraftFriday on the brain.

Make This Super-Cute DIY Fabric Garland This Weekend

Dress up almost anything with fabric scraps and twine. Here's how.

7 Cheap + Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts You Can Make With Card Stock

You'll be ready to show your festive side with these easy and budget-friendly crafts.

10 New DIY Skills You Can Learn Online This Year

Dying to conquer hand lettering or floral arranging this year? Try one of these online courses!

5 Mother's Day Crafts You Can Make With Your Mom

Instead of giving Mom a homemade gift, craft together for a Mother's Day you'll both enjoy.

Make This Adorable Woodland Cake + 5 More Ways to Decorate With Faux Bois

A love of everything woodland inspires the creation of a faux bois cake that is perfect for a holiday celebration.

New Year, New Project: Make This Fridge Herb Garden With Recycled Tea Tins

Start the new year off healthy and organized with this adorable tea tin herb garden made for the fridge!

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts