Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introducing Northern Cottage

Hello and Welcome to the {Northern Cottage}

This is my first blog swap – how fun!

I live in the Upper Midwest (say it with me….brrrrr!) with my sweet little family in our little {northern cottage} nest.
I love to decorate, craft, cook up yummy treats and collect vintage junk  treasures, and blog!  I try to get all this done while juggling family and work and everything else (like we all have going on, right?)

I’m a list maker….to do’s, honey to do’s, blog ideas, work projects, kid project ideas, etc., etc., etc.

I thought I’d share with you a little craft tutorial for something we all use….

Post It Notes

Let’s get started…..

Start off with a cheapo clear plastic frame
(you can grab these at the dollar store or a buck at Walmart)

They come in a variety of shapes….pick any you like as long as when it lays down it has a built in stand and it is bigger than a pad of Post Its
it IS in the picture below but it is clear and invisible and hiding

Choose scrapbook paper you like and that will coordinate with the color of the Post It Note paper you are using

Cut the paper to fit in the main section….slide it right in to the frame (as if it is a photo)
Cut a rectangle of coordinating scrapbook paper for under the post it pad
Glue the backside of the Post Its to this piece and glue the whole thing to the top of the frame
Embellish the top with ribbon or twine.  This also helps hold the top of the inside scrap paper in place.

I added some vintage buttons and tickets for a little retro bling

You could also add a pen attached to the twine to keep one handy if you like.

Isn’t this a pretty way to have your notes nearby
on your desk or by the phone?

Thanks so much for coming to visit!! 
Feel free to explore my previous posts….
you never know what you might find!!

Thanks to A Little Knick Knack for inviting me to blog swap today.

Head over to the {northern cottage} to see what she had to share with us today for our swap!


Chat soon -

 Oooh, I love it! What a great, thrifty idea! I'm heading off to get a frame and get started. I could definitely use this around my house. Beats writing all my lists on the back of school papers, old mail and receipts! Thanks for sharing your ideas, Northern Cottage! Here's some of the other stuff she does...amazing, right?
Office Re-do

Numbered stools

Shutter headboard with....

....vintage knob (love it!)

Shirt to pillow

Go show Northern Cottage some bloggy love! Have a wonderful day!

 Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. I am blog hopping today and thought I would stop by your blog.

    I invite you over to visit and follow either or both of my blogs as well.

    Jessicas Lil Corner is my family blog at

    So Stylilized is wehre I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    Have a blessed day!! :0)

  2. Following you via Where in the World are you Wednesday. Hope you will follow me too @
    I'm in California.

  3. What a cute idea! I even have a bunch of those frames. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Meg, thanks so much for stoppin' over today to say hi and let me know about those fabric pens...I will be checkin' them out! Love your blog...following now!

  5. That is adorable! Perfect gift for teachers too! Thanks for linking up!

  6. What a creative and smart idea! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Cute idea!

    Susan and Bentley

  8. Cute project ideas from Nothern Cottage! The skirt-turned-pillow is my favorite. I have several gorgeous skirts just waiting transformation!

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  9. I like your shutter headboard piece...very sweet! Your style is comfortable looking. Good job! Mel's Cabin is a great place to sit and sip a cup of coffee.


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