Sunday, October 23, 2011

Make Note Pads from Recycled Paper

Supplies needed:

  1. Scratch Paper - I collect all the scratch paper and cut them up to size desired.
  2. Leftover cardboard
  3. Mod Podge
  4. Sponge Paint Brush
  5. Paper Clamps
  6. Scissors


This cardboard happens to be from an 8x10 photo packing purchased from Costco.  You can use anything that is stiff enough to be a quality backing for a notepad. 


Cut the cardboard to fit the size of the paper you've cut up


Put the cardboard at the back of the recycled paper.  Tap the top of the paper on the counter so the paper is flush.  Then clamp down with paper clamps.  The paper needs to be tight enough so you won't have any gaps when gluing paper together



Take a sponge paint brush and dab it along the top of the paper then brush to smooth.  Repeat once.  Let dry and repeat the Mod Podge application one more time.