recycle project no. 13 - to-do list holder

Remember my recycle projects? I miss them! So here's a new one.

When it comes to lists I'm still more of a pen + paper kind of gal. I needed a little something to keep the small ones more organized. A scrap of linen, a small piece of chip board that I had in my scrap drawer, some ironing and a glue gun was all that I needed to make this to-do list holder. I wanted something firm to write on and compact enough to tuck into a handbag. The sheets I will write on will be index cards or cut down sheets of paper from my recycle stash.



I cut the chip board slightly larger than a small index card and used only one piece of fabric for the whole project. The fabric is about 2 1/2 times wider than the chip board and about twice as long.



The backside (on the right) is a little bumpy because of the fabric on the corners but I can cover that up with a colorful piece of card stock or with extra index cards.






I think the photos are self-explanatory but if you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them in the comments section.

Variations -
- Print or embroider something on your fabric before using it for this. I just remembered that I have a block printed tree on another scrap of linen that would've been perfect for this. I would've used it as a decorative touch for the back area.
- For those of you that sew - I can see a small zipper pouch working with something like this. One side should have the folded over edges to hold the paper. A secured chip board inside of the pouch (attached with velcro?) will offer the firmness needed for writing. The pouch can be a great place for coupons, receipts, etc.

Happy Monday!

20 comments:

  1. As an obsessive list-maker, this project is perfect for the rainy Tuesday I'm having! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great project - thank you! I love the idea of a coupon pocket on the back. I can also see a small loop being added to hold a pen or pencil.

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  3. You're welcome!
    The loop is a great idea!

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  4. nice project!
    thank you for sharing :)

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  5. This is a great idea! I scribble my to-do-lists on paper as well and this is a good way to keep everything contained and ready to go at the same time... Of course I would print leaves all over my cover. Thanks.

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  6. Wow! what another great project from the lady who knows what to do when it comes to recycling. You're really good. Just wanna tell you that I blogged about it on my blog. Thanks.
    http://nathaliebrault.blogspot.com

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  7. You’re all so sweet. Thank you so much!

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  8. What a wonderful idea for making
    list-maker.So many of us need to do this.I gotta make one for my hubby too.Love this idea thank you for sharing it with us all.
    awesome!!
    hugs ginger

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  9. What a wonderful idea! I always have old paper sitting around and I never know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. So cute, and handy, Thanks, I'm a paper and pencil kinda gal.
    Vicki

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  11. I'll echo the others who've said this is a great idea!

    Lorrie

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  12. I think I'm going to have to try this!!! I am also a compulsive list-maker. I'd love to make one with the extras...I'm new to sewing & haven't even tried a zipper yet!

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  13. Just found here through Whip Up...

    Sure to make this - perfect for a notorious list writer ;-)) Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

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  14. You are so cool...
    Loved this right away, and made my own!

    I linked your post here:

    http://herzlichst-maaria.blogspot.com/2009/03/mehr-kleine-alltagsfreuden-fur-mich.html

    Best regards
    ♥ maaria

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  15. how do you close the back and the sides? do you use fabric glue or do you sew it?

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  16. It can be done either way. I used glue.

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  17. This is such a great idea!!! I am sure to try this soon!!1 Thanx for sharing thiss good tutorial!!!

    love Miranda

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