Fabulous Post It Note Holder~DIY!

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hello lovely My Mommy Reads followers!  I am very excited to share a super easy (and cheap) tutorial with you today that you will have no excuse not to try! 

First, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Jacinta and I have been blogging since Febraury at My Beauty Boxes where I show off all of the beauty subscriptions that I have (I have give or take 8 a month)!  I tell you which products are great and which ones I don't care so much about.  If you are a beauty girl, be sure to check it out!  I love blogging so much that I decided to start one that is more personal to me.  I teach and wanted a page where I can share ideas and feelings as well as meet others who have things in common with me as a person.  I just started Jacinta Stuck in the Middle this summer as one of the items on my Summer Bucket List

Ok, enough about me.  Are you ready to start the tutorial?  I promise you, once you have your materials, the project itself takes less than 10 minutes and is totally cute!  This is what you will be making:
Adorable, right? ;)

This is what you will need to gather

1. Scissors
2. Post It Notes
3. Scrapbook Paper
4. Embellishment for your frame
5. String or ribbon to tie your embellishment
6. Glue gun (optional)
7. Clear frame (This one came from Dollar Tree)

Oh, and don't forget a

Step 1: Remove the insert from the photo and lay it on top of the scrapbook paper.  This will be your guide for cutting the scrabook paper to fit in your frame.

I liked the cute cut of the edge of this paper, so I left it at the top before I cut.  You can also use decorative scissors to cut patterns in your paper if it is straight.

 Step 2: Insert your cut paper into the frame.

It will look like this.

Step 3: Don't be like me and forget to write on your tag!  I remembered after I attached it to the frame, but it was easy to just write on it there because the frame acted like a desk.  No picture for this since I forgot!  You can check out the finished product to see what my not-so-neatly-written tag states!

Step 4: Tie thread, cord, or ribbon around your embellishment.  Please note that there are THOUSANDS of ways to embellish the top of your frame.  This is just one easy suggestion. Get as creative as you want here!

Step 5: Line up your embellishement the way you want it.

Step 6: Bring the cord around to the front and loop it through the other hole (if you have a tag with two holes like mine) and bring the end to the back to tie.  If you want it to be stable, you can use some hot glue to attach the cord to the frame in the back.

Step 7: Turn the Post It Notes over and apply a strip of hot glue across the top of the note if you want a secure hold.  I opted not to use the glue since I used a small amount of notes and plan to switch them out frequently.  Another option can be using velcro.  It is really just a matter of personal preference.

Step 8: Attach the Post It Notes to the front and Voila!  You have a super adorable Post It Note frame for your desk.  I am going to make these for my co-workers as back to school gifts!

If you liked this tutorial and thought it was easy, you should check out my tutorial on making button magnets HERE!   

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