Several months ago I discovered the surprising (to me!) fact that you can actually PRINT ON POST-IT NOTES using your own home printer. Recently I ran across a similar, but MUCH SIMPLER method for printing personalized messages on post-its, and I couldn’t wait to try (and share) the idea again.
Kelly at Studio DIY used this method to print out a cute “Happy Anniversary” greeting. Unfortunately I found this the DAY AFTER my anniversary. :-)
But the idea could be used in SO many other ways! How about an “inspirational message of the week” for the refrigerator? I decided to try this out with one of my favorite ones.
Kind of fun huh? :-)
Here’s the simple “How-to”:
- Open any program on your computer that you can manipulate text with. I used Adobe InDesign but you could use Microsoft Word or some other program.
- Choose your font then spell out your message leaving enough room between each letter so that you can place the post-it notes on top without them overlapping. I only had the smaller sized post-its on hand so I was able to fit 12 on a page. If you want to use the larger size notes you can plan on fitting 6 on a page.
- Print out your message…then stick one post-it note over each letter.
- Now put the paper with the post-it notes on it back into your printer and re-print the exact same page again. How you put the page in your printer to make it print correctly will depend on your printer. Mine is face up, upside down.
Now you can just peel off your perfectly printed post-its and stick them wherever you feel like posting a unique, colorful, and removable message!