Sunday, July 14, 2013

Teacher Appreciation - Post-It Note Holder

Several teachers and educational assistants are already hard at work this summer and I wanted to do a little something for them, to show my appreciation for their time and efforts.

I had settled on making a post-it note holder using a pattern I had already done before, but in searching the web found this easel-type holder and I decided to give it a try.  It was super easy to assemble and I think the teachers will enjoy them.
 This is the side view.
Another variation, minus the floral pattern of B&T, for the males.
I found the directions for this holder here but when I first cut the paper, I realized it was for the small post-it note holders and I wanted something bigger for the regular size post-its.  I modified the directions and here they are:

  1. Cut a sheet of cardstock 3.5 x 11".
  2. Score at 4.5", 6", and 7.5".
  3. Fold somewhat accordian style to create this look (see below).  (The larger piece should be on the bottom, where the sticky notes will be.)
  4. Adhere the piece with tape to the smaller of the two edges to create the easel.
  5. Place the sticky notes on the bottom portion to hold the easel in place and then decorate as you choose.

If you try this pattern out, I would love to see your design in decorating.

Have a blessed and wonderful week!

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