Video instructions for creating your own DIY tear away notepad

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:

Supplies needed:

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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.


  1. 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.

  2. Cut your chip board to the same size

    This thick chip board will provide a stable backing for your pad.

  3. Gather your paper and chipboard and align everything to one side as best you can

  4. Attach your c-clamps to that side

  5. 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.

  6. Enjoy your new tear-away pad!

I hope you enjoy making your own tear-away pads!

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