Make Your Own Notepad (+ Free Shopping List Printable)

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How to make your own notepad

Have you ever wondered if you could make your own notepad? Well, we have. And it turns out it’s so easy! Today, we are going to show you how. We even made a free shopping list printable so you can make one just like ours.

This is probably one of the easiest DIYs we have here on the blog. But you’ll be amazed by the results. You’d never think it was a homemade notepad. It holds together really well and it tears away like a dream.


If you like ours, download our free shopping list printable (at the end of this tutorial). But obviously, you could use any kind of paper you like. This works really well with scrap paper, too. Make your pick and let’s get right to it!

How to make your own notepad

To make your own notepad you will need:

  • about 15 copies of our free shopping list printable (find the download instructions at the end of this tutorial)
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • PVA glue
  • Binder clips
How to make your own notepad

First, cut your printed shopping list copies on the dotted marks.


Then, stack all of your pad pages together. Adjust them so the top of the pad is completely even. Hold in place using binder clips.


Put some glue on your finger. Tap the glue on the top edge of the pad and smooth it out. Leave to dry. Repeat this whole process once or twice, so you get a thicker layer of glue on the edge.


Leave it to dry thoroughly. And this is how you make your own notepad!

How to make your own notepad
How to make your own notepad

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