I’m forever making lists: to do lists, project lists, shopping lists; idea lists…
Which is why I loved learning how to make my own notepads.
So. many. possibilities.
Like, for example, a grocery list notepad using the Grocery List printable or a personalized notepad using the flat notecard printable from the “Print It Yours” Personalized Printable Sampler Pack.
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Got it? Good. Let’s get started.
- Copies of your printable + 1 to sacrifice (or get all eco-friendly and create some notepads reusing one-side printed paper)
- Paper cutter or scissors for cutting paper down to notepad size
- Chipboard for notepad backing (You could go green & repurpose cereal boxes, but they won’t be as thick as chipboard)
- Padding compound for gluing notepad pages together (Usually sold in 1 qt. or larger containers, I’d recommend purchasing a smaller container from a smaller company, just to see if this is something you like. I bought a container of “notepad adhesive” from Craft PC and it will easily make a few dozen notepads)
- Small flat paintbrush
- 2-3 Binder clips
2) Cut printables down to size (in half for the “Kitschy Utensils” Grocery List, into quarters for the “Wine Bouquet” Notecards from the Sampler Pack). Stack up pages nice and neat, along with the chipboard back, finishing with the top end where the padding compound will be applied.
3) Carefully set notepad down with the top edge of the notepad hanging off the table. Place a heavy book on top to secure the notepad. Using your flat paintbrush, paint a thin layer of padding compound evenly across the top edge of the notepad.
4) Secure top edge of notepad with binder clips, taking care not to let the binder clips rest against top edge of notepad. Allow padding compound to dry (about 30 minutes) and then repeat steps 3 and 4 two more times.
6) ALL DONE! Make a grocery notepad to last you all year, give as gifts to friends and families, etc. If you’re a pretty consistent shopper, you could even create this as a pre-typed list that you then check or circle the items you need each week.
What other notepads would you like to make? What printables would you need to make them? Leave a comment and let me know!