Teaching has to be one of the hardest (not to mention thankless) jobs on the planet! As the beginning of the school year was approaching, I was trying to come up with a “Back to School” gift basket for B’s new teacher. I found this great DIY Sticky Note Holder idea from Paper Wings via Tricia on Pinterest and thought it would be a great addition to the basket.
This has to be one of the easiest DIY gifts I’ve ever made- and it’s cheap too! I knocked three out in about 5 minutes, and for less than $3.00 each. I tend to have bits and pieces of partially used scrapbook paper and ribbon around, so this was a great way to use up the scraps! The best part about these little holders (besides how freaking cute they are) is that the possibilites are endless…and they are actually useful, unlike a lot of gifts out there.
4×6 Plastic Picture Frame ( $0.96 at my Walmart)
1 pad Sticky Notes (Super Sticky Post-its 5/ $5.96 at Walmart)
Scrapbook Paper cut to fit frame
Embellishments ( Flower Embellishments 4/$1.50 at Michaels and Chipboard Letters 26/$0.99 at Target)
The assembly is pretty straightforward- slide the scrapbook paper into the frame, slap the stickies on the front and use the glue gun to add ribbon and embellishments.
We added the Sticky Note Holder to this cute little gift basket filled with some other goodies, wrapped it in cellophane and tied it with a nice bow to present to the teacher on B’s first day of class.