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Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child’s artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child’s artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

It’s Fun Fact time.

Fun Fact #1 – I LOVE making lists. To do lists. Shopping lists. Packing lists. Sometimes I will make a list, just so I can cross something off that list.

Fun Fact #2 – I LOVE my kids’ art projects, but I don’t always love storing every single creation.

So… I took my love of list-making and my love of my children’s artwork, and I made this fun little customized DIY notepad for myself. This would also be a perfect gift for a grandparent, if you’re feeling inclined.

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Here’s what you will need to make this custom notepad:

Tutorial: How to Make a DIY Notepad

A note on the artwork I used: These are creations made by my 4.5-year-old twins. I snapped pictures of their art and then used PicMonkey to turn them into black and white photos. All of my kids’ art is precious, but I can’t keep it all. There would be piles everywhere! Here’s how I photograph, edit, and store my kids’ artwork!

Print your artwork on color cardstock paper. Cut the paper in half.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Gather your crafting supplies.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Secure the stack of paper with binder clips on both sides.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Grab your craft glue and a brush.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Apply craft glue to the top edge of the paper stack.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Be generous with the glue!

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Paint all the way, edge-to-edge.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Carefully secure the glued edge with more binder clips.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Let the glue dry completely.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Remove the binder clips. Add decorative tape to the top edge, covering the glue.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Tear off sheets from the notebook as needed.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

Make your own DIY notepad, customized with your child's artwork. This would make a perfect gift for a grandparent or parent! Learn how to photograph your child's artwork and use it for custom DIY projects.

One Comment

  1. I have (maybe) a ton of loose sheets of paper. I was wondering how to bind it into note pads. Now I know. Thank for uploading this.

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