Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Gifts for Co-Workers

      With Christmas nipping at my heels, I knew it was time to decide what I was going to make for my co-workers.  I like to give a "little" something to the teachers I work closely with. Since there are 15 of them, it can't be expensive either. Trying to come up with something new this year was proving difficult.  I decided to browse Pinterest using the search Christmas Gifts.  When I spotted the Post-It Note Stands, I knew they would be quick & easy to make as well as inexpensive.

   Here are the 3 types I made.

    
     I hunted down 12 of these frames at 3 different Dollar Stores. (I decided that I will give the male teachers something different.)



     I cut a piece of paper 6" by 4" and slipped it in the frame.  (The lighting for these pictures was horrible.)


   Then I embellished  the top and adhered a Post-It note pad.


     
  On my 2nd set, I decided to use ribbon as an embellishment with a scalloped circle from the Limitless Layers Die set.

    My 3rd set is my favorite. I used paper from My Mind's Eye, die cut a cloud and stamped Just a Note on it and made a peeking sun using a flower from Bloom Builder #3.

   An up-close shot of the cloud & sun.

   
     I am glad I was able to get half of them finished today. Next up is packaging them.
Thanks for looking.

10 comments:

From the Corner... said...

These are really cute...I'd love to find something so cheery on my desk!

Joyce said...

These are great. I wish I was a coworker of yours! That last one is so clever with the cloud and sun. I am guessing that the sun is part of the bloom builder die?

Marybeth said...

Wow, these are wonderful , and you did such a nice job on them. Your coworkers are lucky. I will have to spend a little more time on pintrest, great ideas.

Mayol said...

Cute projects! I like the 3rd one a lot (but i am partial to MME -my all-time favorite!). I love how you made a peeking sun out of the bloom builder flower :)

Karen C. said...

Great way to 'display' the post-its and make them easy to find. They'll certainly bring a smile to your co-workers every morning! TFS.

Kara said...

great idea, these are great!

Leigh said...

What a great idea, Carol! I'm sure they'll love them!

Kathy Liamidis said...

Very cute simple idea. One question.... I'm having a hard time with getting the post it notes to stay affixed to the frame. Did you glue it on? Could I use hot glue on the frame without melting it?
Thanks!

Joetta Preece said...

These are so adorable!! What did you end up giving your male coworkers?

Jesse Cantu said...

I was wondering how you affixed the post its as well. Was it hot glue?