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Friday, November 27, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Paint Sample Purse Notebooks


I believe I first saw this fantastic project


So quick and easy you can whip them out on your own
or with your crafy kid assistants.

Artsy + HeARTfelt + Simple + Useful =
a perfect homemade Christmas gift.


I folded paint samples like a match book.
Trimmed some purple paper from a post-it notepad,
stapled the little stack (approx 15-20 sheets) and tucked under the flap.
I just eyeballed it, I'm not a big fan of exact measurements.



Who doesn't need a little notepad in their purse, glove box, backpack?
Happy Crafting!

13 comments:

Johanna said...

this is an amazing idea! i may need to share this on my blog (a link to yours) is that ok?

Pink & Green Mama said...

Johanna,

YES!! you can absolutely link to and post about my paint chip notepads, I'm not the first person to invent them ; )
xoxo

thanks for reading and commenting!!!

Pink and Green Mama MaryLea

maryanne said...

This is so cute! I bet these would make fun birthday party favors, too.

Johanna said...

i made a link to this on my blog, please feel free to check it out! love love love your blog!

Yaya said...

Cute!

Bridgett said...

This is cute!

teachmama said...

love, love, love these! I think I'll make them as part of Maddy's birthday party favors next week.

Happy holiday hugs, friend--
amy
@teachmama

Anonymous said...

Starting into these as our second chickenpox craft for today. Thanks so much. Just made the folding rainbow stars and girls are so thrilled with them!

Timothy in Atlanta said...

I could not be more thrilled to have found your blog tonight! This is such a great idea, as are so many of the others I see here. :)

CountryFunMaine said...

Just found your blog. So many good ideas I can adapt or use as is with my early learners. I linked to your blog from my blog - countryfun.edublogs.org. today showing
the matchbook notebooks we made for xmas presents and the great time we had doing it.
Thanks for sharing. I'll be following daily now I've added you to my reader roll.

Nicole Timm said...

This is such a great idea! I had some cardstock sitting in front of me when I read this on your blog so I made one out of that really quickly. So much fun!! I'm going to get some colored staples too :)
Nicole Timm

Christina said...

I just made some of these for an Art themed birthday party my neighbor was having along with a homemade pinnate. I linked the notepads back to your blog to give you credit. I hope that's ok? Thanks for all the inspiration you so generously share with us.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Christina,

Thanks for linking back and I'm glad you guys had fun making the mini notebooks!!

-MaryLea
(pink and green mama)

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