INSIDE: How to make a 5-minute back-to-school notebook cover. Free “This Is Going To Be An Awesome Year” printable.

"This Is Going To Be An Awesome Year" free printable for back to school notebook cover.

The kids are going back to school. Yippee or Boo Hoo, depending on your feelings this time of year. I kinda sorta like having my kids home (all day, every day) for the summer. So, it’s always a little bittersweet for me when that first day of a new school year rolls around.

As we leave behind an awesome summer, it’s now time for the kids to have an equally awesome school year!

They may not listen to mom’s ra ra ra cheer about how great this year will but maybe they will when it’s on a notebook cover!? Cover a school composition notebook with an “awesome” phrase for a happy (school) year.

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“This Is Going To Be An Awesome Year” School Notebook Cover

This is a quick 5-minute (back-to-school) project. Print, glue and cover. Done.


9 ¾ x 7” non-spiral bound notebook
Quality printer paper or cardstock
– Craft scissors
– Mod Podge + paint brush
– Clear acrylic UV-resistant spray
– Downloadable creative PDF (BELOW)

how to make your own back to school notebook cover

Print out the downloadable creative PDF.

NOTE: It is designed to be wider than the front of the composition notebook. Mine wraps around the back.
Update a composition notebook with free printable notebook cover for school

Cut to fit the size of your notebook, if needed.
Download and print free printable "This Is Going To Be An Awesome Year" notebook cover for back to school.

Apply light layer of Mod Podge around perimeter of printable.
Apply layer of Mod Podge to school composition notebook for a DIY inspirational back to school notebook cover.
Adhere creative to notebook, trimming off any excess.

NOTE: The creative file is designed to wrap around notebook to the back.

make a 5-minute back to school notebook cover

Give it a spray with clear acrylic UV-resistant coating as a way to protect the creative.
"This Is Going To Be An Awesome Year" free printable for back to school notebook cover.

Be awesome. Stay awesome. Think awesome.


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