Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kissing Up never hurts right?

Tomorrow morning is the first day of school.  I am feeling as stressed actually probably more stressed than my boys.  I have them all packed and ready for their first day.  Their new clothes are laid out for them to jump into in the morning.  I think we are all ready.  I figure it can't hurt to send along a little something for their teachers right?   I mean after all we are trying to start off on the right foot.  I have three wonderful boys, BUT have I mentioned they are BoYs?  Yes, they encompass all that means.  They are silly, crazy kinds of busy, smarter than I ever imagined, and usually three of the sweetest people God dropped on the planet.  So as Mom I decided to give them a little boost for the new year.  I came up with these little babies.

Aren't they fun?  OK, if you're wondering what in the heck these are I'll tell ya.  They are post it note holders.  Clever right?  I think every teacher uses post it notes all the time.  Wouldn't they look much prettier sitting on their desks like this?  Yeah  I thought so too. 

They are really easy too.  First you cover the Top and Bottom of the front.

Then you cover the spine with a coordinating paper.

Then I used the spine paper to line the inside.

Then you add the post it notes inside and I put a monogram sticker on the outside.

It was pretty simple.  I had a blast making them.  The possibilities are endless.  I also added seed beads to some of them just for fun.  :)

It kinda gives them a more dressed up look.  I had tons of teacher to make them for so I took some smaller group pics so you can see them more clearly.

Now that I finished those I think I will make myself one in the morning.  I guess if I am going to be up in time for school in the morning.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Just Jaime said...

Fun idea! I love how they turned out and the added beads!

mosey said...

what a great idea! Very cute said...

Great idea. My kid's teacher's frequently add post-it notes to their wish list. I bet their teachers will love them.

Seaweed and Raine said...

I LOVE it!!! I was a teacher before I had my two boys, and let me tell you, you are onto something cool!!! Did you buy the covers first? I've never seen anything like it before. I'd love to know some more about it. :)

Sandie said...

Sorry I kinda skipped that part. I just measured out the post it note pad on some chipboard. Then I cut it and scored the spine so it would fold. It was pretty east. I hope if you make some you will comment again with a link. The teachers loved them and our old teacher whinned ALOT because they didn't get one. ;)