Paper Post-It™ Note Holder

by Makeesha Byl

Create an adorable little cover for your Post-It™ Note holders in no time at all.


  • Paper trimmer
  • One 4" x 7" piece of cardstock
  • Three 3 ¾" x 3" pieces of cardstock
  • Three 2 ¾ " x 3 ½" pieces of patterned paper
  • One ¼" x 1" piece of cardstock
  • Two 5" lengths of ribbon
  • One small pencil
  • Post-It™ notes
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Stamps, ink, embellishment for decorating


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4" x 7" cardstock across the wide side, 3 ¼" from either end.

  2. Step 2

    Fold cardstock along the score lines to create a ½" spine in the center.

  3. Step 3

    Mat all 2 ¾" x 3 ½" pieces of patterned paper by adhering to the 3" x 3 3/4" cardstock pieces.

  4. Step 4

    Adhere one of the matted pieces onto the outside front of the holder.

  5. Step 5

    Center two pieces of ribbon inside the holder as shown and adhere with Sticky Strip™.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere the other two pieces of layered cardstock over the center panels to cover ribbon ends.

  7. Step 7

    Remove backing from Post-It™ note stack and adhere to the bottom right side of the holder.

  8. Step 8

    Take the ¼" x 1" piece of cardstock and wrap it around your small pencil to create a loop.

    Adhere ends together.

  9. Adhere the cardstock loop at the base of your holder as shown.

  10. Step 9

    Close the top, and tie off with the ribbon

  11. Step 10

    Decorate the top.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Paper Post-It™ Note Holder. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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WOW...I love this idea. Where would you find the small pencils?
Stacy  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 8:39 AM
I love this idea. What a fantastic and quick gift!
Deanna  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM
I've seen the small pencils for sale at Staples - they are called "Golf Pencils".

Or you could steal them from the mini-putt place! grin
Mb Petersen  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM
any office supply store like Office Depot or Staples carries the small pencils - they call them golf pencils. You can then wrap them in a matching paper since them come in a yellow color.
Love this post-it note holder! thanks for sharing!
tanya  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM


Marie Polizzi  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 9:13 AM
I'll have to try this! I've made post it holders before, but I really do like yours!

Thanks for sharing!
mollymoo951  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM
Just adorable! Thanks so much. smile
Heike  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 10:02 AM
I can just steal them out of my husband's golf bag, closet, pocket, car.

I love the Post-It holder. Thank you for sharing.
Beverly  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 10:56 AM
These look adorable and are so functional too. They would serve as fantastic gifts! TFS!
pam  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM
Liliana  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 11:24 AM
just lovely....instructions for the embellishment would be nice since it compliments the holder so well.
brenda  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 12:06 PM
just beautiful! love the back to basics supplies and the colour scheme.
Christine  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 12:24 PM
keesh! i love it! absolutely lovely AND brilliant! i've been looking for one of these! thank you!
mirabella  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 1:22 PM
what measurements do i need for a post it size 5 by 3 inches?
ninajeanette2  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 1:41 PM
Keesh ... what an awesome surprise to see you featured in the Weekly Inkling. I love this project and all you do. I expect to see you doing these more often =0)
Leonie Schroder  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 1:48 PM
Gorgeous Keesh, As always... Fantastic Work! I hope and pray the whole world gets to see more of your Beautiful creations and Beautiful Heart to go with it. Soooo happy for you xx
Tracy Clarke  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 2:19 PM
Keesh as always this is beautiful. I think myself lucky I have an original from your stampathon! Love these papers! Fantastic job and what a delightful surprise to see you on this wonderful site. xo
Louise Ryan  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 2:22 PM
Another winning tutorial Keesh - fabulous job!!
Debbie Pamment  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 2:59 PM
Beautiful work Keesh! Very exciting to see the Aussie contingent so well represented. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sandra K  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 3:15 PM
Keesh, this is truly gorgeous - thank you for sharing. Your flower makes me look at that set again in a different light LOL!! Hugs, Jean
Jean  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 3:29 PM

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