diy notepads. so easy. teachers will smile.

Truth? I love notepads. I have them all over the house. I love to make checklists. I love to keep track of my day. I seriously just love notepads.

And, who doesn’t love a notepad more than a teacher? My thoughts exactly. So, I was on a mission to find an easy way to make  a notepad for the kiddos’ teachers as a {happy first day of school} package. So simple. So easy. So ridiculously cute. My other half thinks it’s brown-nosing, but I disagree.

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{you will need}
notepad template
cardboard, chipboard
clamps
pad/book compound glue
{find the compound HERE}
small paint or foam brush

Notepad Materials

{your task}

step 1. print the template.
So many choices… Which one will you choose?

step 2. cut the template into four even sections. cut the cardboard to match… an old box worked perfectly for me.

Step 1 Paper

step 3. use your clamps to hold down the sides. apply the glue with your paintbrush.
{tips}
apply at least two coats of glue for an even consistency.
place a clamp in the middle as well to keep from puckering in the middle
if you are wanting to make these right away… rumor has it that caulking from the hardware store will work too!

Step 2 Glue

step 4. dry. wrap. done.
Collage

What teacher wouldn’t be smitten with something as adorable as these? You can even find some matching pens or pencils to complete the {happy first day of school package}. I found mine at Target in the $1 bins. Wrap your new notepads up and add the attached tag for some a little something extra. {find Happy 1st Day Tags here}

Easy. Simple. An adorable way to share a note or two.

try. enjoy. share.

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2 Responses to diy notepads. so easy. teachers will smile.

  1. Shannon August 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    LOVE! As a teacher, I heart notepads (probably too much!). Thanks a bunch!!

  2. Misty August 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Another fun DIY project for me to attack. Thanks for the idea and the resources. Woohoo!

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