Saturday, 7 June 2014

Post-it note holders.

Today we wanted to make something inspired by the colour yellow for my themed family fun linky and our first thought was the sun, quickly followed by post-it notes. With the summer holidays fast approaching I knew that it would soon be time to think of a thank you gift for Faith to give to her teacher so we decided to make a post it note holder for her teacher to put on her fridge.


If you would like to make one with your children, this is what we did.

All you need is some pretty card, some post-it's (we used mini ones), scissors, double sided tape, stickers and a magnet (we used a roll of magnetic tape, but you could use a normal magnet although you will probably need some strong glue like a glue gun).

You then simply cut the card to the desired size, we used scalloped scissors on our ones. Then stick the magnet on the back.

You can then stick the post-it's pad onto the front of the card with the double sided tape. We found that our double sided tape wasn't quite strong enough so you may need to use a hot glue gun like we did in the end!

Then simply decorate with stickers.

We are going to put them into clear cello bags and tie the tops with some curling ribbon to make them look a bit more fancy.

I apologise for the bad photographs in this post but Faith and I got so involved in chatting away while making them I completely forgot to take any photographs and then when I went to write up this post Faith was in bed so I just took a photograph of one of the finished ones on the fridge and could not seem to avoid the shadow!


16 comments:

  1. This looks like a great idea! And easy to make too - I'm sure the teachers will love their gifts :)

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  2. Ooh what a great idea for an end of year gift. I always struggle with gift ideas for teachers and I think its always nice to give something you have made rather than bought :) #PoCoLo

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  3. I love a homemade gift. This is such a great idea and one that the teacher will probably enjoy more than something shop bought. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

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  4. I used to be a Nursery teacher and I would have loved a home made gift from a child like this. Great idea! #binkylinky

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  5. That is a lovely idea! I love hand made things, and this is something to keep in mind for future presents. #binkylinky

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  6. Such a cool idea, I love it. Need one of these on my fridge door! We have had a Degustabox this month and absolutely loved it :) #BinkyLinky

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  7. What a simple but lovely idea! They look so pretty and such a good gift for a teacher or a busy (disorganised) mummy :)
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

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  8. This is such a good idea! And working in a school I can definitely give testament that handmade gifts like this one are so much more appreciated

    AliceMegan

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