Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ten Minute Notepad Update



"Ten Minute Update"

Sometimes all you need is a few
minutes to turn something from 
frumpy to fabulous!

Take those old notepads we all
have laying around... Dollar store bargains....


I think I have about 6 left over from Christmas this year. 

The one I used for this project had a snowman at the
top and the rest of the page was white...

I cut off the top 2" of every page, 
leaving me with a stack of white lined paper.
(a craft knife will go through many pages at one time)



 I then removed the cardboard backing and the magnet.

I used decorative scissors to cut one edge of the cardboard
and wrapped it around the top of the pad of paper. 

I punched holes through the stack of pages 
and the cardboard...
then tied it with twine.


I put the magnet back on the other side...


And now 10 minutes later, my 
snowman notepad is on the refrigerator 
and ready for a new season.


Quick and easy!
Add whatever embellishment, numbers or words
that strike your fancy!


Susan

31 comments:

  1. I love this idea! you can even make your own! just take some kind of paper and do the same thing!

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  2. Now that is quick and easy and looks so nice. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. great idea. Why don't I ever think of this stuff?

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  4. So simple and sweet! I love it! I have PLENTY of strange holiday type pads like this...

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  5. Super cute idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very clever...and looks so cute, too!

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  7. Very cute! Never thought of that.

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  8. What a clever idea! Really cute!
    Linda

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  9. What a GREAT idea! I love buying those pads in the dollar bins at Target :)

    PS - I'm a new follower!

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  10. Boy you have the best ideas! I'm your newest follower :)

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  11. This is such a fab idea, love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Pretty clever!! Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway!

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  13. What a clever idea. It's even something I could copy!

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  14. hiya susan , what a feb idea and tut.gonna be giving this one a go for sure xxmaggiex

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  15. love the magnet on the back! that is the best idea, then you can put it on the fridge. the whole thing is very cute. thanks for sharing it at my party!

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  16. What a cute idea!!! Thanks for the tip :).

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  17. Visiting from Coastal Charm...So CLEVER! I am a teacher and have LOTS of these type notepads....love this idea for cutsy-ing them up a bit! :o}

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  18. Cute, Cute! I would love something like this hanging on my fridgerator! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  19. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)
    I love this idea! I have tons of Christmas notepads that I bought on clearance. I'll have to pull them out and try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Fabulous idea! Love quick projects that look good! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. how clever!!!...I'm sure lots of bloggers will have these hanging from their fridges soon...visit my blog and enter my giveaway..ends tonight!!..Mariaelena

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  22. Easy and cute and practical. Yet, my husband would still write notes on a scrap of newspaper. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  23. what a cute idea!! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  24. Nifty neat! Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  25. Super cute idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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