I would never be crafty enough to do this myself, but I find the more notebooks I have laying around, the more I capture my ideas. Pen and paper inspire me! DIY Patterned Notebook with Doorley Doorley Buxman Colors and Patterns Duct Tape
There’s something almost cathartic about purchasing new pens, pencils, erasers, and notebooks… especially notebooks. Opening a fresh notebook and writing the date on the very first page is as close to pure school joy as you can get, I think.