Sunday, January 22, 2012

Post-it Holder

While visiting some other blogs today, I got a really cute and fun idea for a post-it notes holder for your desk.  I got the idea from Sarah from Dotted Line Crafts!  Here's my version:
I've had this plastic photo frame in my cupboard for years, but I didn't want to use it for displaying photos 'cause....I think it's a little tacky for my taste, plus it's a little damaged.  But today I got this really cool idea. :D  (another reason why I'm glad I'm a hoarder - I knew I'd find an interesting way to use this sooner or later!)
I took some scrapbook paper and placed it in the holder behind the frame.  I actually wanted to use something damask-y in black & white, but I didn't have anything. :(  And as impatient as I am, I couldn't wait to go out and buy one, so I used the next best alternative that I had...
I only had a scrap piece of this paper left, which is why the bottom part of the frame didn't have any paper behind it:
But not to worry, I came up with a plan.  I wrapped some black ribbon around the bottom:
And decorated it with a ribbon bow i made:
I like black & pink together, hence the pink bow (in real life it's dark pink-ish, not red).

Instead of gluing my post-it note pad directly to the frame, I decided to make a little box to hold the notes in - that way I could reuse it over and over and over and over....
I then inked the box with a blank stamp pad, and glued a pink flower on the front to cover the staples, and hot glued the box to the frame:
Is this cute of what?!  Thanx for the idea Sarah, I love it! :)
Oh yes, and I also added some pink blings at the top:
This was my second attempt at glueing the box to the frame.  The first time round the glue got cold and it didn't stick, so the second time I was in a rush to position it just right, and of course rushing such a job just doesn't work, so I stuck it on a tad skew - which I'm very miffed about. :/  But oh well, who's judging?

Now I just need to tidy my desk so that I can actually SEE my cute little holder!! :)

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Sarah said...

I love your version of this!! :)

Shoregirl said...

What a cute post it note holder....I'm with you on the pictures frame -- it looks better the way you're using it than what it was intended for!

Lovely Light said...

Terrific job! I would never have seen the "skewness"- and still don't. I like the idea.

Catrin said...

It looks fabulous. And it is super useful. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Germany