DIY Mini Notebooks


These notebooks are perfect for so many things- use them as gifts or favors or just to keep in your purse to quickly write down shopping lists, thoughts, etc.


  • Kraft Paper (Hobby Lobby or Michael’s carries it)
  • White Printer Paper (2.5 sheets per notebook)
  • Sewing machine (or you can sew by hand)
  • Notebook Templates (below)
  • Scissors
  • Washi Tape

First, download one of the notebook templates and print unto kraft paper:

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Fold along the the vertical line:

DSC_0693 DSC_0694 Cut along the lines and cut off the excess: DSC_0696 DSC_0697 Next, cut the plain white paper into rectangles measuring 7.5″ by 5″


Fold the rectangles in half, 5 at a time.


Insert the 5 pages into each notebook:

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3 Comments on DIY Mini Notebooks

  1. L
    May 20, 2014 at 10:54 am (7 months ago)

    These are really cute. Though it seems a shame to cover up the sewing – it would be nice to make a feature of it using funky thread or zigzaggy pattern.

    • Malissa
      May 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm (7 months ago)

      Great idea- showcasing the thread would look fabulous!

  2. Rachel
    June 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm (6 months ago)

    This is so cute! I just did something similar using kraft paper


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