So it's that time of year again. You know the one I mean. Yes, the END OF SCHOOL. I don't know whether to be excited or terrified! I've become very comfortable having my son in school and my daughter in preschool, and having a few quiet hours to myself (though often at the grocery store)! However, there is so much to do here for FREE that I think we'll have a great time! Back to the project...
website that makes really cute personalized teacher note pads... but $15 for one pad wasn't quite what I had in mind. So I thought to myself "Hmmm, how hard can it be to make a notepad??" I Googled that and the answer is "not very!" So I did.
Clamps & Blocks
Wow that list looks longer than it seemed. Lots of this stuff I already had on hand. I think I only bought the paper and the pens.
You can spend a lot of money and buy the real padding compound to make your pad, or you can follow Skip To My Lou's advice as I did and just use caulk. I already had some thanks to a leaky shower. (I also looked to Chica and Jo and EDPS for info on the process.) I used Microsoft Publisher (my favorite!) to design the personalized bit and printed them 3 to a page. Next you slice and stack with the cardboard (I used the cardboard that came in my pack of paper). Then you do the silicone thing. I stacked all of my stacks together and siliconed them at the same time. Once they were all dried, I just pulled them apart carefully like you would peel a sheet off the pad. I glued a small rectangle of cardstock to the back of the pad and added the ribbon to that. I also used some cardstock to make the pen holder. Voila! Hopefully we'll have three happy teachers! I'm happy because I spent less than $10 for all of them! Yay!