These notepads are my absolute favorite back to school or end of the year gift for teachers and friends. They are super easy to make and are pretty adorable too! Want to learn how to make your own? Then this tutorial is just for you!
- Notepads (I love the little chunky kind from Target that are 4×6)
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue stick
- Bows (template shared at the end of the post)
Once you’ve gathered everything you need, you can start by cutting your scrapbook paper to the correct length and width. I always make my length longer than the notepad so I can fold it over the top and have a spot to glue down the bows.
Next, you’ll glue that piece onto the notepad using a glue stick or even a hot glue gun.
Once you’ve glued down the scrapbook paper of your choice, you will assemble your bow. I made mine using this template. I trace it onto the coordinating scrapbook paper and cut it out. You can also use a Cameo to cut out the template for you!
The bow comes with 3 pieces to assemble. First you need to take the largest piece and fold in the sides to make a bow loop. See picture below.
Then, you’ll attach the smallest piece to the looped bow to make it look like this.
The last piece of the bow template goes below your bow to look like ribbon ends.
Now you are ready to glue it to the top of the notepad!
I’m a little bit of an organization freak, so I like to always keep one right by the phone…you know, in case I need to jot down a note or important message. You don’t know how many times I forgotten to tell so-and-so that they will be picked up at a certain time or that their lunch will be waiting for them at the office…too many reminders while I’m teaching. Now, I can jot it down and remember…maybe. :)
Here’s the bow template in case you missed it earlier!