Ginger Snap Crafts: personalized DIY notepad {teacher gift} tutorial

personalized DIY notepad {teacher gift} tutorial

personalized diy notepad teacher gift
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If you read my post on Monday I know I’ve keep you in suspense
on how to made your own personalized {teacher} notepads! 
Well, no more waiting. I’m telling ya today!  Yay!
{The PR is our school’s initials, & red, white & black our our school colors!}

I got the idea to make these from Kitty at A Law Students Journey.
You can see her personalized notepad tutorial {HERE}. 

diy notepad

You’ll need:

I just used some typing paper cut into 4 pieces.
I put From the desk of Mrs. Hager (my son’s teacher) across the top.
I used one piece of cardstock for the backing.
paint brush
padding compound

I bought the padding compound from BG Buttons on Etsy {HERE}.

diy notepad paint


Clip your paper together,
& then use the paint brush to lightly “paint”
the padding compound on the top edge of your notepad.

diy notepad let dry

After I was finished “painting” on
the padding compound
I added a few more
clips along the top to hold it good & tight. 
Then I let it dry for several hours.

diy notepad washi tape

After the padding compound was dry & to make it a little cuter Winking smile
I added a strip of washi tape across the top.  {I only put it on the first sheet.}

diy notepad tear pages

Isn’t that the coolest!? I want to make some more! Winking smile

teacher gift diy notepad

I made a set of 3 & tied them together with some twine.  Love it! Smile

Since the padding compound was so CHEAP I order TWO kits.
So far I’ve made 4 notepads with the kit I have, & I still have plenty left. 
So whoever leaves the first comment
letting me know you want it the extra kit is yours!
Make sure I have a way to contact YOU!


  1. This is adorable! I think the teacher will LOVE it!

    Ps--I think I am the first commenter, yay!

  2. Boo! I'm a minute too late :o) Awesome project though! As a teacher, I know she'll love it!

  3. Rats, I wanted to be first but I was third. this is such a cute idea and I am a teacher who would love to have this gift!

  4. Ooh LOVE this! Didn't know you could buy padding compound on Etsy!!! Or that it was this easy to do! :) Definitely think I need one of these kits!

  5. So cute! I sell notepads in my online store and they are the absolute number one selling teacher gift this time of year. I love that you made such a great one and added that strip of Washi Tape! I hope you'll link up to my Teacher Appreciation Linky Party!

  6. Hi Ginger! Your teacher gifts are too cute (as with all the others you've posted here - lot's of great ideas!). I've got this one linked to my teachers gifts post as well today, for inspiration!

  7. Awesome and colorful blog. I always like to give my teacher personalized notepads as a gratitude present. Great blog, good ideas.

  8. That is adorable. I really love personalized notepads because you can have your own choice of design. Using those washi tapes is also beautiful. I never thought of using washi tapes on notepads. They are really very fan to use.


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