Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mouse Trap Notepad Clip

My mom gave me this idea to use a mouse trap as a clip to hang a notepad on the wall! I love it, I think it's kinda cute...just make sure you use a NEW mouse trap :)

This might even make a fun mother's day gift!

 What you will need:

-One un-used mouse trap  $1
-12 or more inches of 2 colors of ribbon
-A notepad  $1
-Fake Gerber daisy with jewel in center  $1

1. First thing you will want to do is strip your mouse trap of excess metal that you won't be using so that it looks like this...

 2. Add your ribbon and tie a bow.

3. Clip in your notebook paper. I took about half of my notebook paper out so that it held better. Then once you run out you can add the second half.

4. Hot glue on your gerber daisy.

Now you have a cute new notepad holder!

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  1. Very creative idea to hold a notepad in place...we all know how snap-tight those mouse traps are!

  2. What a great idea! I love it.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

  3. I would have never thought to do this... how creative!

  4. great idea... and cute, too! I dropped in from Blue Cricket. Hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

  5. I love it! At first I couldnt help but thinking "ewww!" when I read the title but it's adorable! We lived in very northern Canada growing up and had a bit of a mouse problem in the frozen winters...I've seen a few too many traps...used. But yes! New of course! Can't wait to try it! I think my parents would get a kick out of it! Adding it to my mother's day to do list!

  6. This must be the only way I could ever like a mouse trap. Bet the little mice appreciate it, too!

  7. HOLY COW! What an awesome idea! I am going to make one of these for my grocery list! Thanks for posting it.

  8. Clever and cute! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites this week! http://laniejandco.blogspot.com

  9. I'm featuring this today in the Creative Therapy round up!


  10. I love this idea it is fresh spring time savings!!

  11. I really love this idea and the funny thing is my husband just brought some mouse traps home. I don't know what his plans were for them but he may have to go buy some more!



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