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Friday, September 4, 2015

Simple gift idea: Notepad and Pen Holder

With all if the school supply ads and promos in stores I got an idea in my head to whip up some fun notepad gifts. I have a Dollar Tree store a mile from my home that had some bright colored pens and 3-1/2"x5" notepads in stock so I used them to make the gifts with. 


But then I thought, "What if these notepads aren't in stock when I want to refill my notepad holder?" WelÅ‚, it's pretty easy to put together some homemade notepads, in custom sizes to fit what ever holder or purpose you want them for. 

I simply repurposed an empty cereal box chipboard for the backing, cut down some binder filler paper, bound it together with some Pad/Book Compound, and viola! Homemade notepads! I can stick a magnet on the back and put it on my fridge, put it in a holder like the ones pictured above and keep it by my phone or in my purse, and I'm ready to write a note when the need arises. Love that!

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