Pretty Post-it Notes | Handmade Holidays | DIY Inexpensive Gift Ideas | DIY Sticky Notes | Cute Adhesive Notes

This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere. I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and frugal handmade gift idea. I was so blown away by all the amazing ideas they came up with, and I think you will be too. Each Monday, from now until Christmas, one of these talented women will be sharing their gift idea. Please be sure to welcome them here to LWSL, and to take the time to check out their blogs. You will be so glad you did!

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of

Pretty Post-it Notes

Last minute gifts are a necessity.

As much as we can prep and plan to our hearts content, there’s always at least one person we’ve forgotten on our list. But even if you’ve managed to squeak by with an amazing memory, there’s always the dreaded feeling when someone else gives a gift that you weren’t planning to buy for at all. That can be really awkward!

These pretty post-it gifts are truly a last-minute life-saver, and if you make a bunch ahead of time, you’ll always have a few on hand to give whenever the need arises. They make great stocking stuffers, perfect {inexpensive} gifts for co-workers, and are the best quick fix for last-minute party gifts.

Most of the supplies are probably in your craft drawer right now!

Here is what you need:

regular sized post-it notes
card stock
patterned paper
credit card, or tool with a hard edge
Velcro strips or dots
paper cutter

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Step 1: Trim card stock to an 8″ x 3-1/8″ rectangle

DIY Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Step 2: Trim patterned paper to an 8″ x 2-3/4″ rectangle, then glue to the center of the card stock.

DIY Sticky Notes

Step 3: Using a pencil and a ruler, lightly mark lengthwise from the top of the card stock – 2″, 2 -1/2″, 5-5/8″, and 6-1/8″. Fold on the marks and use a credit card to help make a crease. Run credit card along edge of the fold to flatten.

Cute Adhesive Notes

Step 4: Adhere post-it pad into the center of the fold marks, and embellish the cover as desired.

Handmade Pretty Post-it Notes

Step 5: Add velcro strips or dots to the edge of the post-it cover, where cover folds over to close. Tie with a pretty ribbon and gift to all your friends!

This would also make a great end-of-year teacher’s gift. I know they can never have too many post-it notes!

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Kalyn Brooke is a life management expert for busy women who crave a simpler and more organized life. Through her recognizable, down-to-earth approach, she provides a daily dose of inspiration and guidance, whether you’re looking for smart money tips, time saving routines, or anything in-between. When she’s not experimenting with ways to do even the most mundane tasks more efficiently, you can find her crafting detailed to-do lists in her bullet journal, or indulging in—yet another—personal development book. Meet Kalyn and learn how stay on top of it all at

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