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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Covered Post-it Note Holder Weekend Project

 Today I have for you a fun and pretty easy Weekend Project.  It just takes a little time to do but not a whole lot.  It's SO worth it.  And lucky you, I am going to give you the directions on how to make this.  The original one I have from MANY years ago was made using wallpaper.  What a great way to use up those left over piece of wallpaper.  Does anyone wallpaper anymore?  I still have some rooms with paper on the walls that I need to take off.  But that all takes time and I'd rather stamp and craft than take down wallpaper.  LOL

Ok, I know you want me to tell you how you can make one of these!

First you will need a pack of Post-it notes or sticky notes.  You will need some cardboard commonly known as box board.  It's the kind that cereal boxes or tissue boxes are made of.  That kind.  If you don't have any that thick you can glue 3 to 4 pieces of card stock together and let them dry overnight under something heavy.

You will need to cut that cardboard 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".  Cut two of them that size.  Then you need to cut a strip 3-1/4" x 3/8".

Cut a piece of decorative paper to measure 8-1/2" x 4-1/2".  Lay your cardboard pieces on it as shown in the second photo.  To keep the spaces even between the tiny strip and larger pieces I used a toothpick.  

Looking at the photo you can see where I cut the pieces on the sides. I cut it even with the cardboard.  And that top strip with the green showing, I cut off that folded little square on each end.  Then I cut the side edge at an angle but not too big of an angle, I didn't want any of the cardboard to show.  After cutting the angels, I glued that top strip in place.  I used a glue stick for my gluing here.  

I removed the tooth picks and added a strip of decorative paper measuring 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" and I glued it over the exposed card board.  It's wide enough to cover the decorative paper too.  It gives the inside a nice finished look.  There is a trick to adding this piece.  I laid it on the whole piece and folded one side and then carefully pulled the paper back to get any air bubbles out of it and then guided the paper on as I worked my way to the end.  

I took a piece of cardboard and cut it 3" x 3" (the same size as the sticky notes) and I glued it to the back of the notes.  Then I glued that in place onto the holder.  And then you can decorate it as you desire.  I opted for a belly band.  If I would have made the holder a little longer I could have punched a few holes in it, threaded some bakers twine or ribbon through it and tied the cover shut.  But I didn't so I opted for the belly band.  Either one works. And personally I like belly bands on things like this.

I tied a piece of ribbon around the spine of the holder and I tied a pretty bow in the middle. That was it.  A fun project.  I want to make some more for the craft fair.  I have a box full of sticky notes.  I think I got them at a great price at Staples a while back.  Hunt around for the best price!  

And this project makes it #200 in the "Weekend Projects" posts here!  WOW, that will keep someone busy for almost 4 years!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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