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:

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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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  1. says

    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.

  2. Beatriz Castillo says

    That’s such an amazing idea! I would love to make for my boyfriend a small notebook with foxy-face!!
    Is it available? because clicking on the pictures I can only download the bike-notebook page.
    Thank you for your ideas, and such a beautiful blog!

    • Malissa says

      Thanks Beatriz! Yes, all the designs are still there – you just need to click on the one you want to download. Click on the fox and it will take you directly to the link!

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