DIY matchbook notebook

26 Aug

CONFESSION: I buy too many postcards.

I’ve found a few uses, other than just sticking a stamp on them, that I will be sharing over the next couple of weeks. Here is a simple matchbook-stlye notebook. It’s the perfect pocket sized notebook to jot down a daily to-do list or other short notes.

#DIY matchbook notebook by makingmondays.wordpress.com

Supplies:

postcard

paper

scissors

stapler

Cut paper to size. Slightly smaller than the width of the card by half the height minus 1/2 inch. My postcard was 4 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch so I cut my paper to 4×3.

Fold base of postcard up about 1/2 inch.

Place stack of paper under the fold and staple it. Since it is wider than a traditional matchbook, I stapled it twice.

#DIY matchbook notebook by makingmondays.wordpress.com

Fold the top down over the paper and slip under the bottom flap to close.

#DIY matchbook notebook by makingmondays.wordpress.com

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2 Responses to “DIY matchbook notebook”

  1. Judy M. Taylor August 27, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    The matchbook is the cutest thing, why did I not think of it

  2. Grog, aka "The Optimist" November 19, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I’m on eBay buying vintage postcards so I can make these for Christmas presents! Adorable idea!

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