I love these Post-it Note Holders from Sisters Stuff and thought they would be perfect as teacher gifts! We’re keeping gift-giving to a minimum this year, but I definitely want to recognize Quentin’s preschool teacher, the aides, Gavin’s speech/occupational therapists and his early intervention specialist. These folks are a godsend. The services/learnings they are providing our children are invaluable! But once again, we need to keep it frugal… (yeah, I’m beginning to dislike that word too)…
The name tags were created on the computer and printed on glossy photo paper (for higher quality). The scrapbook paper is from the AC Patterned Paper Tea Party collection. The tags were punched with a star punch and attached to the ribbon using a silver jump ring (instead of the safety pin option). Quentin’s teacher is a male (Mr. Robert), so I tried to make his holder less girly (e.g. round punch instead of scallop).
I made one of these for my Aunt a while back and the sticky notes dislodged from the frame during transit. This time I used the Super Sticky notes and reinforced the bond with Zots glue dots. I burned through a ton of Zots making sure NOTHING falls off the frame (both sticky notes and ribbon).
I did wrap up with clear gift bags, but instead of tying with ribbon, I opted to create a bag topper…
Breakdown of supplies:
- 4×6 plastic standing frame – Walmart – $1
- Scrapbook paper – on hand
- Super Sticky Post-it Notes – Walmart – Pkg. of 5 for $2.50!
- Photo paper – on hand
- Craft punches (sm. star & 2″ circle/scallop) – on hand
- Jump rings – on hand
- Ribbon – on hand
- Zots glue dots – on hand
- Clear gift bags – on hand
So basically one holder cost me about $1.50 to make, plus my time and energy ;) One item checked off the list, a BUNCH more to go… *sigh*…