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I’m in the mood lately to organize and keep on top of all my to-do lists. Although there seems to be an app for everything these days, I still like the old-fashioned way of writing things down in a notebook. Take a look at these 7 crafty ideas for keeping notes and lists as a fun way to keep you (and your kids) organized throughout the year.

Cereal Box Notebooks (via Minted) Don’t throw away those cereal boxes just yet – recycle them into these adorable mini doodle books for your kids.

School Notebook (via Simple As That) A simple DIY for making a notebook entirely from scratch and project you can make with your kids – I love the decorative binder detail you can customize to your liking.

Felt Lined Notebook (via Momspark) A whimsical notebook with cute handmade appeal using felt and cute applique characters.

Mini Paper Books (via Design Love Fest) Love the variety of decorative paper choices you can pick in this quick 30 minute DIY.

Washi Tape Notebook (via Caravan) An easy way to style up a plain notebook with some tape and your favorite prints.

Geometric Binder Covers (via Lynn + Lou) Free printable binder covers in colorful geometric prints make it fun to organize by subject matter.

Printable Clipboard Liners (via Lia Griffith) It’s so much more motivating to be organized when you have pretty clipboards – spruce them up with these stylish printable designs.


Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.