We’ve noticed these adorable little notebooks at some of our favorite little gift shops and stationary stores. The matchbook notebook. Unfortunately for us, they are usually quite expensive. Especially when you consider how tiny they are. So much so that we decided to just make them. That is generally our go-to plan for things we want and can’t afford. DIY. So glad we did! These are far faster than we anticipated. And easier. Our trick…mini post-its. Those little guys make these faster than fast. Truly!
Materials needed for matchbook notebook:
- paper for “matchbook”
- mini post-it pad (they are a bit under 2 inches square)
To Make your matchbook notebook:
1. Create your “matchbook”. Cut your paper 2 inches wide and about 4.5 inches long. Then fold it along where you see our folding is. You are creating a flap, and a place for the top of your “notebook” to sit within your “matchbook”. If you like, use your scissors to create a little flap to tuck your flap into (see top photo).
We hope that bit isn’t confusing. It might be. We’re thinking of making a video to show you how ridiculously simple it really is…but we haven’t gotten that far. Stay tuned to see if we actually follow up. We might just drink coffee instead.
And when we say might, we mean that’s probably what will happen.
YOU ARE DONE! You now have a mini, darling, matchbook notebook! We’ve made several of these to take notes on the go. They take up such little space in our purses!