Here’s a quick gift I made this past January for pioneer gifts. I made about 30 of them – mostly in Hindi – for the pioneer appreciation dinner. They would make nice gifts for teachers, or anyone – decorated to suit the recipient.
They’re quick, easy – and cheap! They’re made from 5×7 clear acrylic frames from the dollar store or Walmart. You could make smaller ones with the 4×6 frames and leave off the calendar; just put the post-it notes and decorate. As you can see, you can create your post-it gift either way the frame turns. I preferred horizontal as it gave me more room.
Take the sample photo sheet out of the frame and use it as a template to cut a piece of scrapbook paper; then simply slide the scrapbook paper inside the frame. I used a bit of double sided tape to make sure the paper didn’t slip out.
I created small calendar pages on my computer and cut out and put together little calendars, punching and attaching to a coordinating cardstock back with tiny brads. I also printed out the year text in coordinating colors and glued onto the frame. Instead of a calendar, you could put a photo or other decoration.
I got pens at Walmart (88 cents for a pack of 10) and carefully inserted a rolled up piece of scrapbook paper inside to make the pens coordinate. This part is optional.
You may embellish your frames with ribbons, flowers, whatever you’d like in addition to or instead of the calendar. Do a Pinterest search for ideas.
- Acrylic frames – either 4×6 or 5×7 from the Dollar Store or Walmart
- Scrapbook paper
- Post-it notepads
- Double-sided Scotch tape