Design a Puffy Paint Textured Notebook Cover

This craft is one of the most oddly satisfying things you’ll do today.

Black Notebook with White, Green, Yellow and Pink Puffy Paint Dots

Let Dry

Let dry completely. Once dry, the puffy paint dots make a nice texture to run your hands over while working or studying.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

If you love watching paint pouring, the sound of soap cutting or were a fan of fidget spinners, then you'll love this textured notebook cover. All you need is a notebook and puffy paint, and you can make a dotted notebook cover that’s amazingly satisfying to run your fingers over.

DIY Textured Notebook Cover
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Materials + Tools

  • notebook
  • puffy paint
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush

Paint Notebook Cover

If necessary, paint the front of your notebook with acrylic paint to cover any existing designs.

Notebook Cover Painted Black

Painted Notebook Cover

If necessary, paint the front of your notebook with acrylic paint to cover any existing designs.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Add Dots

Use puffy paint to add dots all over the notebook cover. Squeeze the puffy paint tube gently to make smaller dots (Image 1), and increase the pressure to make bigger dots (Image 2). Feel free to use as many colors as you like and make any design you want until the entire notebook is covered (Image 2 + 3).

Let Dry

Let dry completely (Image 1). Once dry, the puffy paint dots make a nice texture to run your hands over while working or studying (Image 2).

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Use this method to add dots to any notebooks you have, working around the existing design elements if needed (Image 1 + 2). Experiment with different designs you can make on different types of notebooks.

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