02 November 2011

handmade gifts: post-it note holder

hey all!! Checkin in here with a super simple, quick and easy handmade gift- perfect for birthdays or Christmas! Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us... but not before one of my favorite holidays- Thanksgiving :)

Anyhoo, here's a little tutorial for this easy gift!
Since you can buy a single set of supplies and make a lot of holders out of them, I'd say rough cost per holder is probably around $5!!! :) You can make it super cute and girly or simple and masculine! Not to mention it's practical! Love practical (but fun!) gifts ;)
.:. one 12"x12" piece of patterned paper can make ~4 holders
.:. one roll of ribbon can make at the least 2-3 holders, many many more if it's a longer roll of ribbon!
.:. buy one bag of pretty pens and you can make a whole bunch of holders
.:. buy a stack of the post-it notes and make a whole bunch of holders!

.: materials :.
- acrylic photo frame {mine was actually leftover from our wedding centerpieces!}
- patterned paper
- ribbon(s)
- post-it notes
- pen
- glue

.: instructions :.
{1} cut patterned paper to the size of the photo frame
{2} insert paper into photo slot in frame
{3} cut and tie ribbon around top edge of frame
{4} cut ribbon loop and adhere to edge of frame
{5} securely glue post-it notes to frame, covering the edge of the ribbon loop
{6} add pen and gift away! :)

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RHome410 said...

Love it! I reeeeally need economical ideas for gifts and this is nice.

Courtney @ {not so homemade} said...

What a great idea! I'm pinning this on pinterest for handmade christmas gift ideas :)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh, what great little Christmas presents that would make! I would love for you to link up to “It’s a Party” going on right now!

Tanya said...

That looks like a great idea.

Neelima said...

Wow that is a cool idea.... I have a craft link party at my blog http://artistneelima.blogspot.com/2011/11/crafturday-creative-mess-11-thank-you.html Do link in if it interests you.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing Shauna! I've featured you in tomorrow's A Crafty Soiree.