Homemade Post It Note Holders Galore

Homemade Post It Note Holders – A Family Affair

My aunt, uncle and cousin did indeed come to CO to visit. The girls came over and we spent a day crafting. I taught my aunt and cousin how to make 3D homemade post it note holders via bookbinding and box making methods. Today I will show you what everyone made. Just a note: everyone selected their own paper and embellishments for their projects. This added a suprising amount of time to the project! I simply instructed on how to create the holder.
Come back tomorrow for a free PDF of the tutorial/instructions on how to make the post it note holder! And stay tuned for pictures of the magic box we made as well.

Because someone has to go first, I’ll showcase the post it note holders in alphabetical order.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Becky

Becky chose to incorporate a family broach into her homemade post it note holder.

The top of Becky's Post It Note Holder - Note a Family Broach

The top of Becky's Post It Note Holder - Note a Family Broach

Side view showcases the lovely paper she wrapped around the box.

Side view showcases the lovely paper she wrapped around the box.

A view of the Post It Note Holder open

A view of the Post It Note Holder open

Becky did a fantastic job…and won the award for the cleanest work station. Even her trash was stacked neatly in a pile! =) Paper is DCWV. Notes alph is QuicKutz Soph. Ribbon is sheer. And, the chipboard used is a cereal box.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Carole

Carole, affectionately known as mom, decided to make her own topper! Kudos to her. She had made a post it note holder previously with a family broach, see this post,  therefore opted to try making a 3D topper. And it turned out beautifully!

Homemade Rose for a Homemade Post It Note Holder

Homemade Rose for a Homemade Post It Note Holder

Side view of the post it note holder

Side view of the post it note holder

Inside view of the post it note holder

Inside view of the post it note holder

Carole wins the award for stick to it-ness. The flower punch she used for the rose was giving her some grief, but she hung in there and made it work. Paper and ribbon is a mix of stuff we had on hand. Rose was a combination of rose printed paper and stamped tissue paper. Chipboard is a cereal box. Notes alpha is QuicKutz Soph.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Deborah

Deborah also opted to not use a family broach on her post it note holder. Instead, she created a masculine post it note holder for her hubby’s home office. Oh, to be young and in love! =) Can you tell she’s newly married?! =)

Giraffe atop the safari themed paper

Giraffe atop the safari themed paper

Note the tie back on the front "V"

Note the tie back on the front "V"

Safari animals line the inside of the post it note holder

Safari animals line the inside of the post it note holder

Deborah wins the right hand man award. I lead the group in the making of the boxes, and she was there to answer questions and give advice when I was busy. Paper is DCWV. Chipboard is cereal boxes. Raffia we had on hand.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Tammy

Tammy opted to use a family broach as well. She chose a petite heart with pearls.

A petite heart broach

A petite heart broach

Side view showcases the striped paper and flourish

Side view showcases the striped paper and flourish

Inside has a pretty bird

Inside has a pretty bird

Tammy wins the award for patience under fire. Everyone encouraged her mulitple times, in seriousness and in jest, to add the word “notes” to the top of her post it note holder. She didn’t want it and was a good sport about the teasing! Paper is DCWV. Did you notice the gems on the bird inside? Too cute! Chipboard is cereal boxes.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Stamping With Princess

I created yet one more post it note holder. A masculine one for my husband’s work space. We’re not young and in love nor newly married. This is one of those “just because” things. =)

Beaver Notes

Beaver Notes

I added twigs and leaves

I added twigs and leaves

Paper is DCWV. Twigs and leaves are Jolee stickers. My husband suggested that I add a clear gem to the beavers tooth, but unfortunately I didn’t have one small enough.

Note for Next Time: We used the chipboard for the cover of the post it note holder (top, bottom and back spine). The inside box which actually holds the post it notes did not have any chipboard. Everyone used cardstock paper for the box except Carole and their boxes are sturdy enough. However, Carole’s box was made with regular paper and it was a bit flimsy. So, next time, I would insist everyone use cardstock. You could use chipboard in the box…but that would take up additional space and the entire project would need to be 1/8″ bigger all around! And recalculating all the measurements is more than I care to tackle…so suggest you stick with cardstock! =)

So, there you have it. A day o’ fun! Which do you like best and why?! =)

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3 Comments

  1. Elfrieda said,

    July 9, 2009 at 05:05

    I like Carole’s the best, altho they are all very nice, well made and attractive.
    Why? Because I like the 3-D flower! I like to make punched, 3-D flowers, putting them mostly on cards… so hers would be my obvious choice~!

  2. Lauraine said,

    September 22, 2010 at 13:16

    I love your blog, you do absolutely beautiful work. Can you tell me if there are instructions as to how to make the boxes for the post-it notes on your blog.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!
    Lauraine

  3. kathleen said,

    September 9, 2012 at 10:40

    how do i make one…do you have a tutorial?


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