Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to School Gift

I made the easy and fun sticky note holders for my Literacy Coach team as a back to school gift. I am crazy for school supplies this time of year!
I simply covered a coaster from Chili's with cute scrapbook paper and inked the sides. Then added embellishments (ribbon, paper, flowers, and buttons) to a medium gator clip. Just clip the sticky note pad to the coaster and write a sweet note! Simple and cheap... ya gotta love that!

37 comments:

  1. OH MY! SOOO easy and sooo cute! I was wondering what you had as your "backing." A coaster?! Awesome... plus, I love the look of inking edges!!
    ~Allison

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  2. Great idea!!! Very cute and easy!

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  3. WHOA, that is GENIUS! I must try!!!

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  4. Kristy, may I post a link to this idea on Dollar Store Crafts?

    Thanks,
    Care.

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  5. These are so cute! I want to make them with my grandchildren. How did you get the coasters?

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  6. These are so cute...I want to make them with my grandchildren. How did you get the coasters from the restaurant?

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  7. I posted this on Dollar Store Crafts today! http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/09/sticky-note-clipboards/

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  8. I just grab them off the table and put them in my purse as my husband rolls his eyes! The square ones are from Chilli's, but I just grabbed a few circle ones from One The Border... still thinking about something fun to make with those!

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  9. What a cute project! I will definitely be trying this one with my daughter:)

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  10. Chilis is going to wonder whey customers from all over are suddenly stealing their coasters! LOL!

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  11. What does the back of the coaster look like? I'm trying to picture how you cover all of it and still make it look cute. I'd love to make these!!!

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  12. The back looks the same as the front. I just cut a square just large enough to cover it and the round the corners. I inked the edges to help the paper blend into the cardboard.

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  13. Kristy - saw this on dollar store crafts and loved it! However, I'm definitely NOT a scrapbooker... When you say you inked the edges, what color ink did you use and how did you do it? Thanks in advance!

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  14. I almost always ink with brown- for the aged look, but if there is black in the paper I would use black. To ink the edges you just scrap an ink pad on the side of the coaster and let hit the edges of the paper to help it blend in. Hope that helps!

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  15. Super cute! What kind of glue did you use?

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  16. hi, this is a great idea and i was wondering if i could use it/and the picture in our MOPS newsletter for May?

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  17. we are going to use this great idea for a Mothers of Preschoolers craft in Spokane WA. thanks! Danette

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  18. Such a good idea! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up! Feel free to grab a featured button.

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  19. OO now I need to start grabbing the coasters when I go out to eat!! GREAT IDEA!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  20. I just came across this today and I love, love, love the simplicity and total usefulness of this idea! JUST AWESOME and I am sooooo doing it for one of my daughter's teachers. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  21. Would it work to use just a piece of cardboard or matboard if you could not get coasters?

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  22. Do you finish off the coaster with modge-podge or something?

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  23. Any chipboard or firm card board would work. I did not modge-podge these...it world be cute if you wanted a shine to it or if it was going be handled a lot :)

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  24. I want to make these for the teachers in my first grade team. They're so cute. Thanks!
     Chrissy
    http://www.firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute! Newest follower! I'd love for you to follow back:)

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  26. STEALING COASTERS: The place where we sing Karaoke gets all their coasters free from beer vendors and restaurants. PROMO ITEMS... so we are free to take as many home as we like. :)

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  27. These Reminds me of school age now i want to Send Gift Pakistan to my fallows.

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  28. I made mine from scrap matting board from Hobby Lobby. A package was about $3.00. I just cut them into 4x4 squares.

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  29. I couldn't find them at Chili's or Applebee's. I did find some at Outback but they are bigger then the one's pictured. Oh, well. They will be darling!

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  30. late bloomer... WOW!! I love love love these!
    I ordered the chipboard coasters off esty.com fairly inexpensive.

    Cant wait to make them!!

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  31. These are very cute, but I have a question. You have to remove the clip remove a sheet? Doesn't seem like a time-saving process.

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  32. I love your site, big thank you to these ideas, and note in the first place that I fully agree with you! Let me emphasize, yes your article was excellent. I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it,

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  33. just made for the volunteers for PTA program--I didn't have the coasters but found $1 board books and Michaels and cut them apart and put paper on them. With the $1 post its at Target--really easy and cheap gift. Thanks!

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  34. I ordered plain ones on etsy, very inexpensive. I'm a teacher and plan on using these for my classroom...I think I might modge podge them just for durability.

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  35. I was just wondering what kind of glue you used. Thanks in advance!

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Kristy

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