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Made it Monday: Post-It Notepad Covers

"Made It"Carrie Lynn2 Comments

Because I feel like it, I'm making Mondays "Made it Monday" where I post about something I made this last week. We'll just see how long I keep it up!

My mother and sister-in-law and I are all throwing a favorite things party at the end of this month and we are beyond excited about it. In my opinion, you always leave an awesome party with a little favor. I decided to do something simple and practical for our upcoming party by covering some post-it notepads in cute paper.

Seriously, they are super easy and fun to make and a great way to get rid of all that funky paper you love but have no idea what to do with.

Pretty self-explanatory, but here's my simple how-to for those who would like the step-by-step guidance:

-Double-sided tape (or glue)
-A sticky notepad
-A piece of double-sided paper cut the same width of your notepad and three times as long as your notepad
-Sticky back velcro (or magnets)
-Embellishments and/or decorative scissors

Using your double sided tape, tape your notepad in the middle of your paper strip

Now, you can either measure where to crease your paper by measuring the height of your notepad and making two creases, or you can do what I did and bend it around the notepad and score it with your fingernails. Either way, do this twice: once at the top of the notepad and once at the bottom so your paper folds around it.

If you want, use your decorative scissors to cut your paper to the size you want. Make sure that your top and bottom pieces still overlap.

Then go on and embellish it. I used a brad and left over paper from the previous step.

Instead of trying to line up your velcro, stack the velcro pieces on top of one another, stick it where you want, close your notepad, and when you open it again, you should have the two pieces perfectly aligned.

See? Easy. I went ahead and made about a million of these babies. I was thinking they could make pretty cute valentine's too, if you used the right paper and wrote something on the notepad like: "Please note, I love you."