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I’m really bad about jotting down lists on gum wrappers, junk mail and just about any other scrap of paper that crosses my path when I need it. I tried my phone’s notepad app, but there’s just such an incredible satisfaction from scratching things off a long (or not-so-long) list. Marking off that last item on a to-do list is pure accomplishment – don’t you agree? When I came across this hanging notepad project, my heart skipped a beat, I swear it did. If you’re constantly writing things down, then you’ll adore this handy and adorable little notepad that’s all DIY. And now, I can say goodbye to all those pathetic scraps of paper!

etsy recycled hanging notepad how to

Recycle a wooden floor sample by turning it into the base of the notepad. Use reclaimed paper, like gift wrap, old road maps or past calendars, to cover the board as much or as little as you like. Attach ribbon through the middle of your receipt paper roll and tie the ends together in a bow. Be sure to leave some extra space so you can clip the loop onto the top of your board. Pull the end of the paper roll down to the end of the board and secure it in place with a rubber band. That’s all there is to it! Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions Here >>

etsy recycled hanging notepad how to

Feel free to experiment with different materials, or use the idea for an entirely different function. Here, you can see a miniature message board with a wooden spool. (Think creative save the dates.)

What other fun and creative uses can you come up with for these notepads? Tell us in the comments below.

6 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    So simple but so genius! This would be the perfect gift for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to do this for all the cooks in my family. :)

    Just made some Potato Tacos, come see! http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/2012/02/pot


  2. LiveHealthy2010 says:

    THIS IS AWESOME!!! i can't wait to make this! Slap some magnets on the back-and presto attaching it to the fridge! Thanks for sharing this ;)

  3. Gotham Organizers says:

    Great for tracking a new habit – note whenever you run, go to the gym, or eat a healthy snack instead of junk food

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