This diy notepads tutorial shows you how to create a pretty floral magnetic notepad that you can easily make or customize for gifts.
I’ve always wanted to make my own mini notepads. However, I would have never guessed that they are so easy to make.
I like having a magnetic notepad to hang on the refrigerator for groceries and usually pick them up at Target’s dollar aisle or some craft stores. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers during the holidays. But now that I’ve made my own I’ll probably never buy them again.
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How to Make Custom DIY Notepads
I’ve created this simple floral printable which you can use as the front cover for a set of five mini notepads.
Just click on the image above for a printable pdf version that prints on a standard 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper. However, they can be customized any way you’d like. Special dates, quotes, monograms, or a photo could be used to create some very unique and personalized notepads.
All you have to do is cut them down to size, using regular copy paper. This may have been the hardest part because my paper cutter is getting old and is not as sharp as it used to be.
Use a few binder clips to hold it together while you paint on the binding glue. Give the notepad a couple of applications of glue, allowing it to dry a little between coats.
Then weigh them down with some books until they are totally dry. I used a couple of rulers in between just to make sure that the glue did not stick to my books.
Finally, you could add a piece of adhesive magnetic tape to the back, so that you can stick it on the refrigerator for easy access.
This DIY notepad project was really fun and easy to do. Don’t you think they would be perfect as a favor for a wedding or baby shower? How about a graduation party gift with a photo of the grad on the front?
So many possibilities. And such a fun, affordable craft.