Step 1: Supplies
- Scrap paper
- Repositionable glue sticks by Elmer's
- Cardboard scraps
- Calendar or magazine pages
- Scissors ( a paper cutter would be very helpful.)
- If you want a post it pad that will stick to a metal surface you could add a magnet to the back of the pad.
Step 2: Marking the Paper
- Determine what size of post it notes you want.
- Draw cutting lines.
- Cut out the squares.
Step 3: Glue Pages Together
- Apply the glue stick to one page you cut out (at the top of the page.)
- Line up another page apply the glue stick to the top of the page.
- Stick it on the previous page.
- Repeat until all the pages form a post it pad.
It is important to line the pages up evenly for a professional look.
Step 4: Marking and Cutting the Back
- Mark your lines on the cardboard to go on the back of each post it note pads.
- I made 2 and 4 inch post it pads.
Step 5: Glue the Cardboard
- Apply glue to the cardboard cutouts using the regular glue.
- Stick the post it pad over the cardboard and press to stick.
Step 6: Embellishment
- Cut out a page from the calendar or magazine for the top of the post it pads.
- Apply the glue stick to the back of the picture at the top.
- Stick it to the front of the post it pads.
- Apply the glue stick to the back edge of all the pages.
The most time consuming part of making these were cutting out the paper. The rest did not take very long at all. Colored paper would have made them a little nicer in my opinion. Brown paper would look awesome tied with a raffia bow or something. When I was searching on how to make your own glue I found this article about spiders that I thought was interesting: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/04/040426054407.htm .
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!