I have TONS of papers here at home from all the photocopying I did in college. I keep them because I can still use the back page for scratch. Sometimes, I find the letter-sized papers too big for writing just a quick note and then after, they are already scattered everywhere on our table.
Around 3 years ago, my sister saw this padding glue at the Office Warehouse and I loved it! It made our study room tidier and the fun of tearing the paper off its bind is a plus too! No more scattered loose papers all over!
So for my first entry, here is an easy do-it-yourself memo pad using your scratch papers.
1. Stick-Up padding glue
2. popsicle stick
4. steel ruler
5. cutting mat
7. fold back clips
8. scratch papers
9. heavy book
10. printer (optional)
Divide the paper into 4 using your steel ruler and a pencil.
Option: When you opt for a design, you may print out an image on your paper. Just like what I did.
Cut through your line divisions using a steel ruler and cutting mat. Do this for the rest of your papers until you have reached your desired number or thickness of your memo pad.
Apply the Stick Up padding glue on the top edge of the stacked papers using a popsicle stick. (the padding glue is sticky and stinky). Spread it thickly so it will come out nice.
Option: You may include a board paper as the backing of your memo pad, so it would be sturdy.
Sandwich the memo pad into two thick hardbound books and leave it to dry.
The finished product!
Write on it and have fun!