DIY: Matchbook Notebooks

paper notebookThese are the best little notebooks.

They are perfect for back to school or just for the everyday and you can make a few in a matter of minutes!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Card Stock
  • Stapler
  • Paper
  • Paper Cutter


Cut your card stock to the size you would like. Keep in mind that it will be folded in half once it’s finished.

Cut your paper for the inside. I made mine about half the length of the card stock and took a little off the sides just to be sure no pages would stick out.

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Fold your card stock an inch or so at the bottom and slide the paper inside. Then staple them all together. Fold the rest of the card stock to fit into the fold at the bottom securely.

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When you’re finished, it should look like this on the inside.

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And this on the outside. But my, that outside is boring! Let’s add something to decorate our notebook.

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I added a little bit of neon pink poster board. Needless to say, I love it. Hope you love your new matchbook notebooks!