Monday, November 21, 2011

Acrylic Frame Post It Note Holders

I recently made some acrylic frame post it note holders for an upcoming craft fair and thought I would share. They are inexpensive and easy to make up. They make awesome gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends, etc!

Using an acrylic picture frame, which you can find at most Dollar Stores and other stores like WalMart, you can make a cute little spot to hold your post it notes for your desk like this...............

Materials Needed: 
  • Acrylic Picture Frame (You will need the type of acrylic frame that has a stand on it. Both 4x6 and 5x7 work great and are about 1.00 at Walmart and Dollar Stores.)   
  • Scrapbook Paper 
  • Ribbon 
  • Embellishments (Stickers, flowers, buttons, rub ons, etc. You could even personalize with the recipient's initials)  
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Post it notes

1. Trim the scrapbook paper so that it fits inside the frame. Once it’s trimmed, place it inside the frame. 
2. Glue some ribbon to the top of your frame.
3.  Embellish if you desire.
4. Add your post it notes. When I make them for craft fairs, I actually glue the post it notes on since they were being transported and shuffled around but when they are just sitting on your desk, you really don't have to glue them on, they stay on just fine without the glue.

Here's a few more I recently made:
Go Tigers!

I decided to do something a bit different with the one above and below and added a little calendar instead of an embellishment. 

Sometimes there is a little confusion about how these post it note holders sit so I tried to take a couple of pics to better show that.

This is how it looks when it is standing normally as a picture frame. 

And this is how it looks when you turn it to use it as a post it note holder.

Hopefully, those pics better clarify! 

(Linking up to the craft parties listed in my sidebar) 


  1. I really like the calendar one. Maybe I'll make one for my momma this year!

  2. beautiful love them!! love making them too :)

  3. So cute and how you can totally personalize it for each person! I would love for you to come share this at our link party right

  4. Those look great. I love the calendar ones.
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  5. Love this idea! Hubby is a teacher and this would be great to give to his dept. peers! I would love for you to share this idea at my party!

  6. I love this. Would you like to guest post this during my blog birthday celebration? if so, email me at ;).

  7. Where can I purchase the mini calendars?

  8. Where can I purchase the mini calendars?

    Where can I buy the mini calendars?

  9. I got the calendars as a PDF file through