Tutorial : How to Make Your Own Notepads

Jan 7, 2019 | Around the House, Organization, Tutorials

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How to Make Your Own Notepads

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.

Supplies Needed:

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!

1 Comment

  1. Hi, Where can you buy smaller sized nice quality paper? A6, 4×6, 3.5×5? I can only find A5 on amazon etc….


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