This DIY tear-away notepad is easy to create!
And I’m going to show you exactly how to make one.
It doesn’t take much time at all and if you go through a lot of notepads (like I do) then you are going to LOVE knowing how to make your own tear-away pad.
Creating my own tear-away pads has been a game changer. Now, I can create my own custom tear-away pads, and make them exactly how I want them, instead of buying new ones from the store.
Here are the step-by-step instructions for creating your own tear-away pad:
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Paper Cutter – If you don’t already have one, a paper cutter is highly recommended to cut large quantities of paper to a precise size.
8.5″ x 11″ Paper – I love to use Astrobrights color paper. The paper in this video is Astrobrights Fireball Fuchsia.
8.5″ x 11″ Chipboard – This will be the backing for your pad.
Padding Glue – You will paint this adhesive on to the edge of your pad to create the tear-away surface.
Small Paintbrush – You will need a paintbrush to apply the padding glue.
C-clamps – You will need these to hold your pad together while applying the glue and while it dries. I love these Pony hand clamps – they are very easy to clamp down and release.
- Cut your paper to the desired size
In this video, I cut my 8.5 x 11 paper exactly in half, and then exactly in half again. But you can make your pad the whatever size that you want it to be.
- Cut your chip board to the same size
This thick chip board will provide a stable backing for your pad.
- Gather your paper and chipboard and align everything to one side as best you can
- Attach your c-clamps to that side
- Paint your padding glue along the edge of the pad
Use a paintbrush and follow the directions on the bottle. You only need to use a very small amount. Wash the brush after you’re done, so it doesn’t get stuck together. Let your pad dry for at least 10 minutes before you remove the clamps.
- Enjoy your new tear-away pad!
I hope you enjoy making your own tear-away pads!