When you have piles of scratch paper lying around and you can only do so much paper mache you’re not about to throw it all into the trash. Because we are notoriously dependent on notepads, these cute handmade notepads came to be. Our scrap paper was mostly bond paper (with at least one side unused) and we thought this was perfect to make minimalist white notepads for memos and reminders and to do lists. All that’s essential is a cutting tool and some regular Elmer’s glue (yes, no need for fancy padding compound) We recommend a guillotine paper cutter which is as scary as it sounds but does the job of cutting all that paper to size really fast. Although a simple exacto knife could do the job too. You could also paint the finished note pads with any beautiful acrylic paint color to personalize them further. IDEA: Make a whole bunch of these notepads and color code them for the notepad addicts in your life using the acrylic paint which is totally OC, kind of geeky, but also sexy.