• DIY - Pretty Little Jotters



    For my first DIY on the blog I wanted to start with something I am already familiar with. I used to make these a lot with vintage wallpaper and taught myself how to make them through trial and error. I used them for gifts and people really seemed to like them. They are great to stick in your purse when you need to jot something down.

    I like this project because you can really get creative with different paper and colored ribbon. I got the paper from Michaels for this project but you can use anything you want like newspaper, sheet music, wallpaper etc.


    You will need:
    • Pretty Paper cut to 7" x 3"
    • 6 Sheets of White Office Paper cut to 6-3/4" x 2-7/8"
    • Adhesive ribbon cut to 7" 
    • Scissors
    • Stapler
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    Step 1: Cut your paper and ribbon to sizes mentioned above.


    Step 2: Fold your paper in half
    Step 3: Place the white paper inside the pretty paper
    Step 4: Staple the top near the fold on the left and the right


    Step 5: Attach the adhesive ribbon on the back side of the jotter 3/4" in
    Step 6: Continue to wrap the ribbon around the jotter and voila you have a cute little jotter! :)


    Hope you like this DIY! Its super easy to make and great for presents. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Have fun!

    All photos by me. :)
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    5 comments → DIY - Pretty Little Jotters

    1. I really like these...and EVERYONE needs note pads!

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    2. cute! I am so addicted to little notepads.

    3. such a good idea! i'm obsessed with notebooks… def going to try this. i never thought of just covering staples with pretty ribbon.

    4. How did you attach the ribbon to the note pad?

    5. Hi Lauren! I used adhesive ribbon. If you want to use regular ribbon you can wrap the center of the ribbon underneath the very last page of the jotter and tie a bow over the top of the jotter to cover up the staples. You will need a larger piece of ribbon if you do it this way. Hope that helps!

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