For today's post, I made a set of post-it note holders to give as gifts. If you're anything like me, you probably have a pile of cute post-it notes stashed away somewhere. So what's nice about today's project is you can finally put those neglected office supplies to good use!
I started off by cutting a piece of yellow cardstock to 3 1/4" x 8 1/2". The width and length of your piece of cardstock may vary depending on the size of your post-its. I then scored the cardstock at 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 6" and 6 1/4". I determined the distance between the score lines closer together by simply measuring the thickness of the post-its. You want to make sure you allow enough room, but avoid leaving too much space to prevent your top flap from sagging. And viola, the base of the post-it note holder is done! Easy peasy right?
The next step is the fun part - decorating the outside! I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 1/4" x 2 1/4". I then used my MISTI and stamped all of the fun plant images in an assembly line fashion. This made mass producing these super quick and easy. I die cut a stitched label die from the same yellow cardstock and stamped the sentiment. I then glued the top half of the label onto my front panel. To add some extra stability to the backside of the label, I added a strip of coordinating washi tape to the inside of the flap. The bottom flap was a little too long for my liking, so I ended up trimming that down just a hair and decorated it with some pattern paper from the My Favorite Things "Painted Prints Smitten" paper pack.
The next step was adding the flap closure. I went with velcro because I just happened to have circular velcro adhesives on hand, however you can use whatever you'd prefer (twine, temporary adhesive, etc). Since a full circle was a little too big, I cut the circles in half and attached them to both flaps. The final step was adding the post-it notes, of course! I applied a strong adhesive, Scor Tape, to the backs of the post-it notes and adhered them directly to the inside of the holders.
And there you go, a set of cute post-it note holders you can give as small gifts to your coworkers, teachers or friends. I had so much fun making these and hope you were inspired to create cute handmade gifts using supplies you probably already have in your craft room. Thanks again for stopping by!