We’ve gotten into this bad habit in our apartment of never writing down what we need from the grocery store. Inevitably we’ll each make a list on our phones which are never complete and we always come home from the store with bags full of things on our lists as well as items we thought we needed when we saw them in the store. Hence why we have 11 yogurts chilling in our fridge right now but no milk. So I decided to make a prettier pad to encourage me to write down what we needed. And I strategically located it so that Ben can’t open the fridge door without seeing it, so hopefully he’ll learn to write stuff down too…
Instead of buying an expensive one I decided to use boring post-its and make them prettier. Here’s how to make your own:
- First, choose a pad of paper that you want to use. I accidentally stole this one from a club I ran in college so I figured I’d make good use of it since it’s the perfect size.
- Find a piece of cardboard (I used a cereal box) and cut it so it’s a bit larger than the post-it pad.
- Wrap the piece of cardboard in wrapping paper, just like you would a gift.
- Attach your post-it pad to the cardboard. I used packing tape, which worked well.
- Decorate as you please.
- Take a piece of ribbon or string and tape it securely to the back of the cardboard and then wrap and tape it firmly around a pen.
- Make sure that the piece of string/ribbon is long enough to be useable but not so long that it hangs down and a kitty/child could get tangled in it.
|Before being mounted!|
|On the fridge… right at “can’t miss it” level|