Today, we're kicking off a mini series of Dog Mother's Day DIYs. We shared our gift guide a few weeks ago, but handmade is always fun, too! As usual, we'll try to share only our quickest and easiest ideas. First up is a mini notepad for the proud dog mama!
Here's what you'll need to DIY a mini notepad:
- Lid of a white gift box set
- 12 notepad sheets (You can download our template below)
- Decorative washi tape (Michaels has a huge selection)
- Paper trimmer (I've had this one since college!)
- Decorative ribbon
The gift box we used measured 10 3/4" x 7 3/4 x 1 1/2. You can use any size box, but keep in mind your stapler's stapling capacity. To start, trim off 1 1/2" from the width of one side of the box. This is to allow the notepad sheets lay flat.
Next, trim the notepad sheets to the size of the box. We took off about 2 1/4" from the top and about 5/8" from each side of the sheets. To achieve identically trimmed sheets, trim only a few sheets at a time. Also, we printed the notepad sheets on regular printer paper and only included 12 sheets because that was the maximum that our standard stapler could handle (and what comfortably fit in this size box).
Next, gather the notepad sheets and slide the top of the stack into the folds of the box.
Space out two staples to secure everything in place.
Finally, finish with a strip of washi tape to cover the staples and to customize the look.
To gift the notepad, you could finish it with a bow and tuck in a pretty pen. We also thought about turning it into a kitchen notepad by adding a strip of magnetic tape to the back. From there, you could tuck the notepad into a wicker basket filled with fresh fruit and maybe a fancy jar of (dog-safe) peanut butter for everyone to enjoy :)
How would you customize the notepad? Who would you make one for?
P.S. I ended up making a few notepads and have them on my desk. And, the sheets tear off really well!
P.P.S. Best Bully Sticks is having a Flash Sale through tomorrow!
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