I enjoy sharing a small gift with a friend or family member to let them know I’m thinking of them. With this being breast cancer awareness month, I have girl power on the brain and wanted to share an easy DIY notepad with a couple of my girlfriends to let them know I care about them.
You can make these 3 notebooks in about 15 minutes (and that includes looking for the paper cutter that your children didn’t put back). I like to make several at a time so that I have a stash of small gifts ready when I need them.
notepad – I buy mine at the craft store when they’re on sale
decorative paper – this is the perfect project to use up your scraps
a magnet – I repurpose the ones that come on advertisements in the mail
Cut your decorative paper the size of your pad of paper. Cut a coordinating color of card stock to make a binding at the top of the cover. I don’t measure, I just eyeball it.
Using double-stick tape, attach the binding to the cover, crease it on the top of the notepad and then attach it to the back of the pad with double-stick tape.
attach the magnetic strip to the back of the notepad with double-stick tape or hot glue.
Add accent paper and a saying to the cover. I simply printed “girl power” onto card stock using Word.
Who do you know that you could make an easy diy notepad for? Since this is breast cancer awareness month, make several and give them to the women you care for in your life.