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. I plan to photograph more of their artwork soon (it’s piling up) so stay tuned for a complete tutorial on how I photograph, edit, and store my kids’ artwork!
Print your artwork on color cardstock paper. Cut the paper in half.
Gather your crafting supplies.
Secure the stack of paper with binder clips on both sides.
Grab your craft glue and a brush.
Apply craft glue to the top edge of the paper stack.
Be generous with the glue!
Paint all the way, edge-to-edge.
Carefully secure the glued edge with more binder clips.
Let the glue dry completely.
Remove the binder clips. Add decorative tape to the top edge, covering the glue.
Tear off sheets from the notebook as needed.