Free Printable Grocery List

Printable Grocery List

Thank you Kari for inviting me to your house today to share an inexpensive gift idea ideal for neighbors, co-workers and friends.

I was given a grocery list tear off pad for a gift last year.  It has totally worked for me because all it takes is a quick checkmark on the list when I am out of something.  However, I have always wished the list were a bit more custom for my grocery shopping needs.  Wah-la!



Printable and customizable grocery list (26 copies)

cardboard (I used a cereal box)

paper cutter

scoring blade


1/4” drill bit

2 screwdrivers

2 posts 1/4” x 3/8”

binder clips

super strong magnets

glue (I used E6000)


patterned paper

Mod Podge


1.  Using the template I have provided make a personalized grocery list in Microsoft Word.  Print out 26 copies.  This will allow you to have 52 pages (one for each week).

2.  Using a paper cutter cut all the paper in half lengthwise.  IMG_1636 3.  Next cut a piece of cardboard 4.25” x 2”.  Then score it at 1 1/8” and 7/8” one the long side.  Also cut out a piece of cardboard for the back that is 4.25” x 11”.IMG_1638

Optional:  If you want a decorative border do the same with a piece of patterned paper or cardstock.  Then Mod Podge the decorative paper onto the cardboard making sure the score lines match up and that you burnish the sides down well.IMG_16394. Next take your stack of papers and line the sheets up by shuffling them even with the cardboard backer in place as well.  Then take your cardboard border and put if at the top of your pad securing it in place with binder clips.IMG_1642 5.  Using an electric drill, drill holes next to the blinder clips on both sides with 1/4” drill bit.IMG_1653I found the posts at Ace Hardware for $.45 each ($.90 total for one pad).  They are called nylon posts but they also have aluminum and brass ones as well which are slightly more expensive.($1.20 – $1.30 a pad).

IMG_16566.  Put the post in place and using two screwdrivers tighten the screw into the post.IMG_1643IMG_16507.  Flip the pad over and glue two super strong magnets onto the back of your cardboard.IMG_1644 8.  Then you can just rip off the page each time you go to the store and it will leave a fresh one in its place.  The cardboard gives just enough of an edge for a nice tear.IMG_1645

Optional:  Add a magnet strip to a pencil to have easy access to a writing supply.IMG_1651

More natural look:

IMG_1646  Fun and colorful look:


I had everything on hand and printed my own lists on my laser copy machine.  But I am guessing they would cost you less than $2 a pad which makes a great neighbor, co-worker, or mailman gift don’t you think?


Thanks for having me Kari.  For more inexpensive gift ideas I have a Pennywise Presents series going on this month.  Come over and say hi.


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  1. says

    I love this! I made a list very similar to this a few years ago and it’s organized by aisle in the store. Like we start out in the produce aisle so that is where my list starts. It makes shopping such a breeze and we usually never forget anything because it’s all on the list.

  2. says

    Thank you Beckie and Kari! This is a fabulous idea.
    I just finished printing off one year’s worth of lists and am going to start on this project right away. If all goes well I’ll be back to make a few more for friends and family!

  3. says

    If you want to make a custom version of this list for yourself, save your grocery receipts for six months. There are many uploadable lists on the internet. Just upload to Word or Excel and edit and you’re good to go.

    I’ve had a list like this for years now and it’s a lifesaver for me.

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