Here is a simple little project to turn that awesome Mom’s Got A Latte Do Today List into a magnetic notepad that would make a cute gift!  You can actually buy a special glue for making notepads called padding compound. I was not able to find it anywhere locally so I tried silicone sealant (found at Wal-Mart or a home improvement store) and had great results.

To make these fun notepads you will need:

two clamps

two pieces of wood

100% silicone sealant

cardboard for the backing (I used a cereal box)

paper for your notepad (I made 12 copies of the download so my pad had 24 sheets)


Cut the paper and cardboard to the desired size.  Line up paper sheets along with your cardboard backing and place between two pieces of wood (I used my child’s blocks). Place clamps on each side of the wood. Once everything is clamped, place the silicone along the edge.  Wet your finger and smooth a thin coat of silicone along the top.  Allow to dry and then add a second coat.


Once silicone is completely dry remove from clamps.  If you got some silicone on the wood make sure to remove the wood carefully. It might help to run a sharp knife along the edge to release the paper from the wood.


The sheets tear beautifully from the pad.


Add a magnet to the back of the notepad and you have a great magnetic notepad for your refrigerator.


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  1. couldn’t you apply painters tape to the wood blocks, to help with the over flow of the sealant?

  2. When I worked at Staples, we just used elmer’s glue. 😉 All you have to do is paint it on. I will run, but it works. Every year, I make a pad for each teacher so that they can write notes home to parents on.

  3. This is a great idea! I have another hint for padding: cover your wooden blocks with non-stick foil (non-stick side out, of course), and the silicone will not stick.

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