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Sarah from The Small Object shares her adventures in making her own notepads using this handy-dandy brush-on padding compound. I’m totally inspired to run around my place gathering up scrap papers to turn into notepads now!

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.


  • Sue

    my dad did this with dollar bills a long time ago, using rubber cement. No one believed they were real when he tried to spend them!

  • Gina

    This is amazing. Great value for such a great product.

  • K Blaske

    You can use Elmer’s White Glue also. I have tons o’ recycled paper pads around my house that I made with Elmers. You have to do two or three coats, and I used clamps or large binder clips to hold it until it dried.

  • pickhappy

    I make my own pads out of paper scraps, too. Elmer’s worked okay… Until I tried Aleene’s Tacky Glue! It’s great for pads of paper and other crafts! 2 coats do the trick. No need to buy special padding compound. Cheaper and easy to find in the stores, too.