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.


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?

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?