To make your own glue dots and holder, all you need is:
-wax paper or your old glue dot paper, cut to the length and width of the pad you use for your backing.
-a piece of cardboard. I used the back of a notepad that sticks to the refrigerator because I liked the magnet to hold my pad.
-Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over
-stapler and staples (I love the Staples stapler as it is the easiest stapler I’ve ever used.)
-decorator paper for the outside of my book of glue dots.
-washi tape to cover the staples on both sides to avoid catching them on things.
I cut my papers to fit my backing cardboard which was 5 1/2″ long by 3 1/2″ wide. I cut my outside decorator paper 3 1/2″ wide by about 11″ long and then cut the pad to uncover the magnet. I did score my paper at 5 1/2″ and 5 5/8″ to allow for the thickness of my papers inside.
You will cut your wax paper to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ tall and then lay the wax paper out and make the small dots of Aleene’s tack it over and over on it. Space the dots out so they are about 1/2″ from the top to leave room for the staples and so they are far enough apart that you don’t get caught up in them when you use them.
After your dots have dried, you will carefully stack your papers and then put them inside the cover, making sure you have one blank piece of wax paper in front of your first sheet of glue dots. Put the stack of sheets inside the cover and put your back cover on the back. Take your stapler and staple across the top of the cover and then I used washi tape over the staples so the backs didn’t catch on anything.
When you use these, use one page and then replace the glue dots on that page when you are finished crafting for the day. Just fold the paper back so it doesn’t touch anything while they are drying. Don’t put the papers back together until it dries.