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:

Allison said...

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

Erin K said...

Great idea!!! Very cute and easy!

Care said...

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

Care said...

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

Thanks,
Care.

Kristy said...

Absolutly! Thanks!

The Activity Mom said...

Love this!!!

D-D said...

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

D-D said...

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

Care said...

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

Kristy said...

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!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

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

The Angry Jackalope said...

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

Jen said...

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!!!

Kristy said...

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.

Lynn said...

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!

Kristy said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Super cute! What kind of glue did you use?

Sarah said...

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

Danette said...

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

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

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.

Brie said...

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

Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

Two Shades of Pink said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

kristy said...

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 :)

Chrissy said...

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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Brandy said...

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. :)

Hank Hendricks said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Life According to Sassy Pants said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Cant wait to make them!!

Anonymous said...

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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Anonymous said...

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!

dawn said...

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.

SpacePrincess said...

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

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