Introduction: Recycled Q-tip Box Post-It Dispenser

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Here is how to create a sticky notes dispenser from an old Q-tip box. The 170 Q-tips box works best with 3x3 post its, and the box has a slide out compartment which makes it great for future customization, I had plans to add a paper maché but one could repaint it. This is a very easy project and very quick.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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Materials needed are:

  • a used 170 Q-tips box
  • an X-acto knife or a utility knife
  • some 3 by 3 Post-its
  • a pen or pencil
  • a ruler (optional)

Step 2: Design and Cut the Hole

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For my design I decided to only make one slot and have some room in the box to store extra packages to make it easy to switch them out. A design variation considered was a double slit (for different colours) in which another hole would be cut alongside about 1 cm away from the edge of the first hole (more in the next step). For my hole I cut it 1.5 cm from the left edge, 3 inches across and 1 cm wide.

Step 3: Putting It Together

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Make a little tab so that you can pull the first sticky note out with ease this also helps to check to see if the hole is well positioned over the sticky notes stack. And you are effectively done. You can decorate it in any way you please.

Step 4: Decorate (optional)

You could paper maché your creation and give it a touch of uniqueness, it could be painted or adding stickers. Your options are only limited by your creativity. Happy decorating.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-07-04

Nice reuse of materials.

Thank you.

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