Make these cute handmade post-it note holders for yourselves or gift it to someone with a thoughtful note!
I love making little personalized gifts that cost next to nothing, especially when it’s as versatile as post-it notes.
I mean, everyone uses post-it notes. Even my kids love having them around to do random doodles here and there.
As I was designing these, it occurred to me they’re kind of like all the card’s I’ve designed. So then I decided to repurpose some of my card designs that I thought would do well in this square card-like configuration.
What do you think? Well, I think they’re pretty darn cute.
It gets even better, these post-it covers are super easy to make.
Materials for DIY Sticky Note Dispensers
Cardstock – As you can see, I used a variety of different colored cardstock I had around. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Glue – I use Tacky Glue for this but any type works. If you are concerned with Tacky Glue warping the cardstock, I would use a Glue Dot dispenser which is what I did for some of the flower layers.
Post it notes – I guess this is pretty obvious. I love this limited colors edition set, there are so many pretty colors in there.
Post it note holder template – Templates for all three are pictured above are available for free in both printable and SVG formats. These are available in my resource library.
Tips on assembling post it note covers
Step 1: Cut out all your cardstock from the templates
Step 2: Score and fold the cover base
I added some score lines in with my template set but you will have to manually set those lines to “scoring” if you are using the Cricut to make the cards.
I personally hate scoring with the Cricut so I just do it by hand with a ruler and a scraper.
Step 3: Glue the crease down to the base of the cover
I like to just add a little glue in the crease and then hold it down in places for a few seconds. I sometimes will use a paper clip if I’m really impatient.
Step 4: Add the post-its
Take the base paper off from the post-it notepad and stick it on the inside of the cover.
Step 4: Add the additional floral layers
I like curling the top most layer of petals but that’s totally up to you.
Just glue the layers together and you’re done.