DIY Notepad + Free Printable BEE notes!

Turn these free printable bee notes into a DIY notepad perfect for lunch box notes, reminders, and more! If you love paper crafts like I do, you can check out my paper toy templates here. Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links.

 

 

Click to download your free printable lunch box notes with adorable friendly bees on them! Learn how to turn them into a DIY notepad so you have them conveniently at your fingertips.

 

Whether you’re looking to send a sweet note off to school, or just for a fun little notepad to add reminder, these sweet little bee notes are perfect!

 

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

 

I decided to share these with you just for fun, along with a tutorial on how to turn it into a DIY notepad.

 

Download your printable:

Click to download your printable so you can make a DIY notepad

 

 

What you need to make a DIY notepad:

 

 

How to make a DIY notepad:

 

1. Print out a few copies of your free printable lunch box notes. I worked with 5 sheets.

 

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

 

2. Attach them using Washi tape or clips. Try to tape in the spots where you’ll be cutting – so that they are still connected once you cut.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

 

3. Start slicing your notes! I re-taped it halfway through so that the individual stacks of notes are separate.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

First separate the two vertical rows.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

Then separate the notes from each row separately (simply because if you stack the right and left row together it won’t line up perfectly… and it’s better to work with a smaller stack at once.)

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

4. Stack all your notes together, making sure that they align at the top.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

5. Secure the stack with binder clips.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

6. Apply a generous layer of Mod Podge at the top. I really dabbed/let it pool, but if you want you can simply do multiple (thick) layers.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

7. If you want to make a cover, simply measure a piece of cardstock. Place the pad and mark the corners. Then measure the top part/thickness (but be generous with your space). And then mark the height of the pad again.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

8. Cut out your cover. Score the folds using the dull side of a utility knife.

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

9. Apply glue (I just used some more Mod Podge) to your last page and glue it down. If you want (and if you’re giving this as a gift) you can trim the bottom edge so that the pages all line up neatly. I plan to use these personally so I didn’t…

Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

 

Will you be turning these free printable notes into a DIY notepad or just using them as is? Comment below!

 

Want more like this DIY notepad? Learn how to make your own leaf necklace, or give a paper quilling flower pendant a try. Practice scissors skills with a scissors practice haircut craft or make color-in citrus slice fruit cards. Craft for the process and be flexible with the results!

 

   Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy! Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy! Print some ADORABLE bee lunch box notes and then turn them into a DIY notepad - you can give it as a gift, or just to keep it handy for yourself! Or, you can just use these free printable notes right from the sheet - enjoy!

 

11 Comments

  1. I think I’ll be doing both! What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing !

  2. Links are not live – clicking on the highlighted places does nothing at all.

  3. Wow these are amazing! So cute! Thank you so much for sharing these adorable printables with us. Using Mod Podge on the top is genius! I wanted to ask you about that part, does each note rip away nicely using the MP? I love this idea. Not only for my own personal use but I want to make some for my sons teachers πŸ’•β€οΈ 🐝One more quick question, I have two boys ages 6 and 3 and they both have autism. I got into paper crafting because I was wanting to make Autism Awareness thank you gifts for there teachers and therapists. Now I’m hooked and I love making goodies bags/boxes/mini albums. Do you have any autism awareness printables that I can use for these projects? Thanks again. I love your site. I really appreciate all that you share with us.

    • Hi! It wasn’t so neat – it has a slightly jagged edge but I am not a neat worker – I’d imagine if you clamp it tighter and do a few thinner layers it’ll leak less between the pages and you’ll have less tearing. But I’ve done this twice and it works! I personally don’t have anything for Autism awareness – I’d recommend trying https://autisticmama.com/ (she’s a mama with autism who blogs a lot about it – even if she doesn’t have printables for autism awareness, you’ll find great resources)

  4. Going to make this for a paper crafting friend who loves bees! And may be one for me too! πŸ™‚

  5. Your link goes in a circle. No matter how you try it goes back to subscribing page. How many times does a person have to subscribe to get to the template for the bee note pad

    • Hi Jill – I tested it – it should work. If you’re still having issues, just email me at menucha @ momsandcrafters dot com and I’ll send it to you (it arrives in your inbox so if you got to the “thanks” page – check your email, your junk folder.

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