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Monday, May 21, 2012

Make your own mini Moleskine notebook for (almost) free

Moleskine makes these nice mini notebooks that are so small you can slip them into your wallet. But they cost $10 for two. Here I'm going to show you how to make something pretty similar using materials you probably already have at home. All you need are:

  • a 3x5" writing pad
  • a 3x5" index card
  • a stapler
First grab a bunch of paper from your writing pad, and put it on top of the index card:

Next, fold everything in half:

Add a couple of staples along the fold:

And voila, you have a mini Moleskine-like notebook that you can stick in your jacket or wallet. I like to write the date in front – since these cost essentially 0 cents to make, I end up making a lot of them over the course of a year. Enjoy!


  • Hi,
    trying to reach you here, b/c I created a useless command on yubnub and your email there is bouncing.

    Original emssage:
    I created seeka, but it isn't working as expected b/c the search
    string is more complicated than I inistally thought.

    Please delete it for now.

    Thanks and sorry,

    PS: adresses don't work from Germany apparently. Trying now.
    update: they're both bouncing :O

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2012 5:11 a.m.  

  • Sure thing, Matt - done.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/27/2012 7:47 a.m.  

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