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Simple Handmade Gift Idea

Here’s a simple project idea I tried recently which was small enough to slip into an envelope with a card. These were quick and easy to make and I used mostly supplies I already had around the scraproom – yay :)!

Magnetic Notepads

Altered Magnetic Notepads

Supplies:

  • Small cardboard-backed notepad
  • Magnet (adhesive backed would be a plus)
  • Paper flowers and/or other embellishments
  • Hot glue gun or other adhesive

Steps:

  1. Adhere the magnet to the back of the notepad. A thin, flat magnet would be best, since the idea is that the notepad can be written on while hanging up. You can purchase adhesive backed magnets or just use those free magnets you get as advertisements (that’s what I used, since I always save them and have plenty on hand).
  2. Decorate the top of the notepad with paper flowers and a gem (the ones I used are by Prima), or use any other embellishments you like!

Tip: I love using my hot glue gun for projects like this – I just add a dot of hot glue, then quickly place the paper flowers on top and use the gem to press and hold it all together for a few seconds until the glue is dry. It works because there are tiny holes in the flower centers which allow the glue to adhere all the flowers and the center together at once!

Have fun, and let me know if you make some of these! Oh, and depending on how bulky/heavy your notepad is, you might need a bit of extra postage on your envelope – so keep that in mind if you plan to mail them :).

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6 responses to “Simple Handmade Gift Idea

  1. Geani June 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

    This is just adorable, Jess!
    Hot glue is really a perfect tool for projects like this one. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Mom June 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Hey! I recognize that little blue job. :-) A nice, simple gift for a person who is always making lists!

    Love, Mom

  3. Janmary, N Ireland July 1, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Hi stranger!

    Have not visited you in so long – how are things?

    Recently got my glue gun out for the first time in AGES making teacher gifts (they are on my blog) and it was fun!

    Did not think I would miss glue when I went digital, but I think enough time may now have passes for me to fall in love with it again :)

    Take care.

  4. Melissa July 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Jess, these are so cute and really easy! I think I’m finally getting your emails now! :-)

  5. Julia STainton July 3, 2009 at 8:52 am

    These are darling! What a great gift!

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