Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to Make Homemade Post-It notes and Page Markers Using Your Paper Scraps

One day, I started thinking about all the Post-It notes I use and decided to try making my own using paper scraps and recycled computer paper. After some trial and error, I came up with the following technique and it worked! Please scroll down to see the video.


This gift tower has three different sizes (3 x3, 2 ½ x 2 ½, and 2 x 2 inches) of homemade post-it note pads. What a great gift idea!


I also made an extra 2 x2 inch post-it note pad to show you and a ½ x 2 inch page marker pad. These work the same as the post-it note flags that you can buy. Super easy and inexpensive too!



This was a fun project and the good news is that you can use your text weight card stock scraps. Yahoo! Kids will have fun making these too!

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30 comments:

Sandi's Added Touch said...

Thanks for the heads up on the repositional glue stick from Walmart!!! Great idea for using up the scraps or a way to make a cordinating set for a little post it note binder without having to purchase post it notes. One thing I have is lots and lots of paper!!!

Crafting Katie said...

So clever of you, Linda! I LOVE this idea!!!

Donna said...

Cool Linda, love this idea.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Linda Hardesty said...

You are so talented and creative. I would have never thought to do this in a million years. I'm going to make some of these to go with the homemade Smash journals that I'm working on from your previous videos. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Cheryl said...

What a great idea! I love all your thrifty tips and the finished projects are so cute! Also, thanks for the tip to cut the top sheet a little bit larger. Makes for a nice, neat, finished gift. ~Hugs, Cheryl

C.Good said...

What a wonderful idea and I have so many pieces of scrap. Thanks so much!

Carrie K said...

Fabulous idea!!

Beth said...

menSuper cool idea...always good to recycle those scraps into something that has a purpose. I will be going through my scrap paper a little more thoughtfully now!!

Coelle said...

This was AWESOME ...such a great use for scraps and I have lots... never heard of the glue stick ..so THANK YOU!!!

tndj said...

What a great idea. I have lots of scraps and lots of repositional glue sticks. Guess I will have to get to work on that.

MizMaryAnn said...

If you only knew how much scrap paper I put in the recycle bin you'd be shocked. I didn't know about the WalMart glue. Thank you for this clever idea. You didn't show how to make the bow!

janner said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea. When I make my next smash journal, thanks to you, I will include post it notes. You are such an inspiration. You never cease to amaze me!!!

Linda Kaiser said...

Miz MaryAnn. I will show how to do the bow in one of my next videos. I promise! Stay tuned it is a super easy bow.

Linda

Angi Barrs said...

Love, love, love this. Very clever. Must give this a try soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Linda,this is a great idea!!!
I am leaving to buy a glue stick.

Awesome!

Megan

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this ideal...Have so many scraps; this will help with so much of this...I use the post it notes all the time...Again thank you for sharing your talent with us
Jackie





jacthom@verizon.net

Cassie's Craft Cafe said...

GREAT idea!! TFS!

Melody Lane Designs said...

thanks for teaching us how to make post it notes!

Christie (Sing&Scrap) said...

Oh.. I'm definitely going to be doing this with scraps and some other leftover paper that I wouldn't otherwise use!!!

Deb said...

Thanks for the glue tip! I remember using some of it in a project about 15 years ago, but it was so messy! Wonder if the formulation has changed.

Anonymous said...

you can also use a binder clip to hold the papers together and then use book binding glue along one of the sides which will hold all the pages together, then remove one at a time also

Narelle said...

Great idea for all those thinner patterned papers that I don't like!

Ami said...

So cute! Lobe it can't wait to try it out :)

Bugga in OK said...

Super cute, and super easy. Just my kind of project. Thank you for showing this. And for the tip about the Elmer's repositionable glue stick.

Linda said...

Thanks for the instructions for the Post_It Notes. I have just found your website and your are one talented lady. Your cards with the flowers are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Patti Willey said...

Adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial! My first visit you're a Doll!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

What a fun and cute idea! I have tons of scraps waiting to be used up.

Connie said...

Thank you so much for the post It notes tutorial. I always have a lot of left over pieces. I am in need of some please sign here notes so think I will be getting the repositionable glue and making my own notes.

Cami said...

Great vid tutorial! Now I know what to do with ALL my scraps! Have so many. Now I need to go to Walmart. Thank you for this wonderful idea!

Beth F. said...

Amazing!! I watched your video and already have over 60 3x3 sheets cut to make a paper pad! I had tons of scraps from making envelopes with the Wild Cards Cricut cart and it never uses the whole sheet of paper. Now I have a use for those pesky scraps! Thank you SO MUCH!!

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