February 13, 2011

Fun School Supplies

There’s just something about having cute school supplies. I know that makes me sound super nerdy…but I really am much more willing to write something down if it’s in something cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to send a little something to a friend (who I don’t think reads this blog regularly, but just in case…I won’t name them) who is in college right now. However, I didn’t want to spend a lot of $$…since I don’t have any! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I came up with:

Cute, right? Simple, thrifty, and cute! Here’s how I did it:

First, I started with this:

flimsy “cardboard” from some sheets of sandpaper. I know…I keep the most random things! But I cut it down to the size I wanted…

Then I mod-podged some brown/gray cardstock on the front and back of it. This is where you can have fun! I chose to make mine pretty simple, but think of all of the possibilities with this! I stamped a word on the bottom, punched 2 holes, threaded a ribbon through, and cut up some white cardstock to clip on…and I’m done!

I also decorated my binder clips by mod-podging a little piece of scrapbook paper right onto it! Super easy!

Also included in the package will be this:

A cute little post-it holder! I used this tutorial from Tracy at Beneath My Heart…if you don’t follow her blog…stop reading now and go follow her! Then come back ๐Ÿ™‚

So, a fun little present made mostly from supplies you probably have at your house already! Consider surprising someone with a little “care package” with some cute school supplies this week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. You are so creative- didn't have any crafting time this weekend. ๐Ÿ™ In need of some ideas… Chris and I searched all afternoon yesterday for an old antique-ish chair to refinish/recover with no luck. Went to every thrift store in KC!

    Hope you have a great start to your week, blog friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The Watts Watch says:

    How neat! I love office/school supplies too! I'm like a kid in a candy store when I visit office supply stores!

  3. Young and Crafty says:

    What a fun little note pad! This would look great on a desk!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!


    P.S. I hope you have a better week this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says:

    Very cute Christina! I bet she'll love it!
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. This is too cute, and I LOVE the colors!


  6. Katie @ OhhBaby says:

    Cute! My little notepads always get destroyed in my purse. This is such a good idea to protect them!

  7. Kindra-At Home With K says:

    I love projects like this from things around the house. I would enjoy these gifts…I know your friend will to! Thanks for linking up to Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays!!

  8. The Treasurista says:

    The Treasurista said…
    Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @


    The Treasurista
    Finding and Creating FUN things…

  9. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    Hey there, I'm a new follower! I found you from a comment you left on A to Z Celebrations, checked out your etsy site, and realized you were from harleysville! I'm from Telford! Horray for neighbor bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I really love this. Very creative.

  11. So cute!


  12. Jenna @ SAS Interiors - Simple. Affordable. Stylish. says:

    You are just so creative and talented that I've awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award ~ take a look: http://tinyurl.com/6chr84e

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

  13. Delightful Order says:

    This is so great! I Love creative things like this! I'm inviting you to visit my site & enter to win a Starbucks Gift Card. http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/02/starbucks-giveaway.html

  14. I love school supplies too! I'm currently working on making my desk/cubicle cuter. I'd love if you took a look!


  15. Its So Very Cheri says:

    What a cute project. You are one creative girl.


  16. The DIY Show Off says:

    So pretty! I'm not even in school (lol!) but I still love fun supplies. These are adorable!

    Great job!


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