Today we are going to make a note pad, I make to do pads because I'm very forgetful! I love this free printable from design, wash, rinse, repeat which is the one you see me using in my tutorial(short tem memory loss prevention device, too funny!),but I thought I could come up with something too. So if you would like I made my own free printable (the first of many I'm sure) you can use for this project.
What you need-
Your probably not going to have Padding Compound on hand, don't worry. I love the stuff (it's about $15 on amazon.com and is a lifetime supply) but you can also use clear silicone (found in the hardware section of wal-mart, or at any hardware store, think window sealant supply).
El Cheapo paint brush
2 Small pieces scrap wood, or something to clamp with
Cereal box (or other recycled cardboard)
Cut a cardboard piece the same size as your pad, tap your stack until all your pages and cardboard are nice and even then clamp a bulldog clip on each side. Now take your scrap wood and clamps and apply close to the top edge, you really want the part your going to apply the padding compound to to be nice and snug.
Use your cheapo paintbrush to apply a thin layer of compound (or silicone) to the edge. Once the thin layer has dried (just a minute or two for the compound) apply a thicker layer and allow to dry over night. I know, overnight, I'm the queen of impatience, but it's worth it.