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Here’s what I’ve been working on tonight: home made notebooks. I’ve been looking for grid notebooks with a smaller grid length and in a size that would fit my Flex Planner. Couldn’t find them. So I made some.

3 notebooks

They are very small; only 10 pages each. I wanted to perfect the craft before making bigger books. There are lots of videos on Youtube for making your own notebooks; I watched about a dozen before deciding on stapling my books together. Look up Sea Lemon on Youtube; she has a ton of videos on the many different ways to make a book.

stapled binding

The stapling method is the easiest and fastest method, in my opinion, although the limitation is the size of your staple.


I used some cardstock that was kicking around my closet. I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

printable paper dot net

I printed the paper from http://www.printablepaper.net. This version is the 7 squares to the inch size.

I want to try saddle stitching next. And here is Sea Lemon’s video on Saddle Stitching with Staples in case you want to make some notebooks too. 🙂