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Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend Project! Altered Post-it Note Holder

I got a GREAT deal on this Post-it note holder. It even has this rubber "thing" on the bottom of it that suctions to the table so it doesn't slip when you go to remove a Post-it. My worktable is textured and it even suctioned to that!!!! Pretty cool. Anyway I thought I would alter it and pretty it up for someone's desk.

I took the box apart so I could lay it on top of some decorative paper. Did you know there is a spring inside there? I often wondered where those old bedsprings went!!! LOL You know, that would really be an excellent way to recycle them!!! Maybe they do??? It's obviously a trade secret and no one will ever know!!!LOL

I used the decorative paper from teh "Afternoon Tea" package. This paper reminds me of "grandma's" wallpaper. My grandma didn't have wallpaper but if she did it would look just like that!! It's got a Victorian/Vintage look to it. Doesn't it?

I added the paper using double sided tape and tied Groovy Guava stitched ribbon around the box. I did add a bit of tape under the ribbon on all sides to hold it in place. It just didn't look quite right yet so I added the "Daily Notes" words from the "Office Acoutrements" set. It just seemed to fit with the "theme" of the project. Very appropriate, don't you think?

But it just wasn't enough. The box needed a little something more. What could I add to it to give it that finished but not gaudy look??? Buttons!!! Yup, buttons it is!! I found some buttons in the Soft Subtles buttons container that were close to the Soft Sky color and I think they blended in just fine. And I felt the box was complete. Ready for that special desk!!

I was surprised at how nice this paper dressed up that box. Such a fun project, isn't it? No box, bag or container in my house is free from being altered!!!

This item was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

For more altered items click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Elaine said...

That's cool! I would love to have a cute little holder to match my desk stuff at work!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, we need something very pretty on our workstations. Love your cards too. I stop by usually every day but have not been able to come by for a few days and was really happy to see all your great creations.

Anonymous said...

WOW! You brought an ordinary office supply item quite a long way from its' original packaging! I love this DP and need to order a 2nd pack before it's gone. Great work and I love the buttons - perfect touch to complete this fabulous little item. TFS

Anonymous said...

Oops! I forgot to congratulate you on all the blog hits! WooHoo! You go girl!

Unknown said...

This is a great project!

StampinCathy said...

This is way to AWESOME! You are just so creative and inspiring. I want to make one now.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea !!! I never think to buy items from the office supply store and alter them until I see someone else do it. Great project. Also, congrats on the hits !!! I enjoy your work, nice job !!!

Paula said...

Wanda, Just love your post it note holder. What a great find.
It is perfect the way you decorated it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love this project, I bought one of this post-it note holders but haven't play with it. Thanks for sharing with us!

Michelle said...

This is super cute...I totally love it. I need to get to the store and snatch up as many as I can!

Debby said...

Love this, we don't have anything like that in my area. Would you happen to have traced the pattern to share so we can all make one?
Think it would be a neat gift for ds teacher for the last day of school. Or to our priest that is leaving to a different church as soon as school is over. What a shame he was the best priest we ever had.
angel hugs