Do you love keeping to do lists, grocery lists, and shopping lists like I do? While I can’t resist a new notepad from Target’s Dollar Spot, I do have certain notepads that I want setup a certain way. For my grocery list, I like to break it down by the aisles in my local store. This makes my shopping trips so much more efficient. Rather than keeping up with a bunch of loose printouts, I like to bind a bunch of lists together to make a notepad that I can stick in my purse or keep alongside my planner.
Here’s a step by step tutorial to get you started creating your own notepads! You can download my grocery list printable and shopping list printable in my shop.
- Printable file such as my grocery list or shopping list printables
- Printer (any home printer will do)
- Printer Paper
- Book Compound
- Chipboard or cardboard to use as a sturdy backing
- Clips (such as clothes pins or binder clips)
- Paint brush
- Paper Cutter (optional but this is one of my favorite tools in my craft space!)
Step 1: Print your notepad pages and cut them to size. This tutorial uses these 2 printable lists. I print on regular printer paper, but you could use heavier quality paper too!
Step 2: Cut a piece of cardboard or backing page to the same size.
Step 3: Align all of your page with the backing page last and clip them together.
Step 4: Brush on Pad Book Compound (found on Amazon).
Step 5: Add extra clips along top to keep the pages together while drying. This compound dries pretty fast but I try to leave mine overnight before using.
Step 6: Remove your clips and your notepad is ready to use!
Custom notepads make great DIY gifts for your teachers, co-workers and friends. I have made custom notepads for our teachers – each personalized with their names. The possibilities are endless – you can customize this to use anything you can print! You can bind notepads with photos or bind notepads with a different design on every page! Happy Crafting!