Easy Washi Tape Clothespins

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Happy February! To celebrate the new month, here are some easy DIY Valentine’s Day clothespins. I like that this craft is very quick but still cute. ūüôā

You need:

Red and pink washi tape

Clothespins

X-acto knife

1. Lay a clothespin on a slightly longer piece of washi tape.

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2. Trim excess tape.

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3. Repeat on the other side of the clothespin.

And that’s it! You can create about 10 clothespins in half an hour. Once you get the hang of making them, it’s hard to stop!

Finally, I’d like to give a shoutout to one of my favorite blogs, Caution District. Asya is a teenage blogger who posts consistently (unlike me) with advice, musings, reviews, and my personal favorite, workouts. I definitely recommend checking out her blog!

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Have a great rest of the week! ‚̧

Duct Tape Winter Portable Speakers

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Wow. It has DEFINITELY been awhile. And all I can say for myself is: 1. School and sports are INSANE. 2. Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, holidays, and New Year! If you live in New England like me, you probably got hit by a MASSIVE snow storm today, which forced activities to be cancelled, and left time to catch up on blogging! Anyway, to keep with the winter theme, I made this blue and white portable speaker, inspired by this post, which I discovered on Pinterest (make sure to follow Duct Tape Doodles)! I know¬†this isn’t exactly high-tech, but it’s cheap, convenient, and doesn’t require electricity, so¬†it makes a great temporary solution. The ducks agree. Here’s how I made the¬†speakers:

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Duct Tape Portable Speakers

Materials:

Blue duct tape

1 Toilet paper tube

Cell phone or MP3 player

Paint sharpie

X-acto knife

4 Matching pushpins

Pencil

1. Using the pencil, trace the bottom of your device onto the toilet paper tube. If you usually use a case, leave it on for this step.

2. Use the X-acto knife to cut out the shape you just traced. MAKE SURE YOUR DEVICE FITS SNUGLY IN THE HOLE.

3. Cover the ENTIRE toilet paper roll in duct tape. You can tape right over the hole.

4.¬†Cut an “X” shape across the hole with the X-acto knife. I drew in the “X” in the collage for you to see, but you can just go ahead and cut it.

5.¬†Fold the triangles created by the “X” into the tube¬†so they cannot be seen.

6. Decorate the speakers with the paint sharpie! You may need to use 2 coats.

7. Insert the pushpins so that the speakers can stand up. This took me a couple of tries. WARNING: THESE SPEAKERS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY SMALL CHILDREN AS THEY COULD BE INJURED BY THE PUSH PINS. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THESE SPEAKERS.

8. Insert your device and play some music!

I tested these speakers and found that they actually do nicely enhance the sound. I was pleasantly surprised :). After making these¬†speakers, try making a washi tape charger too! Thank you to everyone who stuck with me through my frustrating absence. I missed you! Hopefully I’ll be back soon. Have a great rest of the week! ‚̧

Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift Box (Pillow Box)

Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift BoxGuess who got new washi tape! I picked up a¬†cute flower print¬†at Office Max and I’m definitely obsessed. It’s Scotch Expressions Washi Tape, and the pattern is called “Poppy.” You can get your own here! Anyway, with this FABULOUS new tape, I created a cute little pillow box! These boxes are absolutely great and can be filled with jewelry, wrapped candy, or any other small gift. Here’s the tutorial:

Washi Tape Box Collage

 

Materials: 

Toilet Paper Roll

Washi Tape

White Acrylic Paint

Paintbush

Scissors

1. Paint the toilet paper roll white. Use enough paint to cover the whole thing, but don’t use too much (so the box won’t get soggy).

2. Let the toilet paper roll sit until it is completely dry.

3. Decorate the roll with washi tape!

4. Pop the ends of the roll in to form a box shape.

That’s it! Have a fantastic week everyone :).

 

 

Back to School: Washi Tape Pencils PLUS Matching Pencil Jar!

Washi Tape Pencils and Jar

I’ve been spending lots of time on the internet¬†lately, looking for ideas to customize my boring school supplies. Washi tape pencils are all over Pinterest (follow Duct Tape Doodles here), so I decided to give them a try! This craft worked REALLY well, and I’m super impressed with this method because the completed pencils can still be sharpened, although I recommend using a handheld sharpener just in case. They were super easy to make, and to be honest, once I started I couldn’t stop! Here’s how I did it:

Materials: Pencils, washi tape

1. Cut 2 pieces of washi tape to be the same length as the unsharpened part of the pencil.

2. Wrap the pencil! I recommend wrapping the pencil vertically, instead of coiling the tape around it. This uses less tape, and in my opinion looks a lot better. You will most likely need two pieces of tape to cover the entire pencil.

Wrapping the pencil

 

And that’s pretty much it! I was really enjoying¬†washi taping, though, so I decided to make a matching pencil jar. This was inspired by LaurDIY’s Mason Jar Cup.

Materials:

A jar (I used a caper jar because I liked its tall, thin shape.)

Washi tape

1. Wash the jar and remove the label.

Clean Jar

2. Cut pieces of washi tape and wrap them around the jar.

Taped Jar3. Insert your pencils!

Pencils in Jar

That’s all for now! It may be a bit until my next post, because the new school year will be very busy. See ya soon!

Duct Tape Fall Bookmark

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Well, it’s that time of year again. For many, school has already started¬†or¬†will start soon. This is a fall themed bookmark, perfect for the endless amount of reading homework that is undoubtedly approaching.¬†It uses the my FAVORITE¬†combination: duct tape and a paint marker. Here’s the tutorial:

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Materials:

1 role of duct tape (preferably fall-ish)

1 Sharpie paint marker

1. Cut a piece of tape a little over twice your desired length for the bookmark.

2. Fold in half¬†as neatly as possible (but don’t worry if it’s not perfect).

3. Trim off any sticky areas and wrinkles that are near the edge of the bookmark.

4. Decorate with the paint marker! Make sure you¬†shake the marker well before you start. I recommend testing the marker on a scrap piece of tape first to make sure the paint doesn’t come out too quickly (It’ll make HUGE mess. I’ve been there.)

And that’s it! If you enjoyed this duct tape craft, be¬†sure to like, comment, and if you haven’t already, follow Duct Tape Doodles on WordPress or¬†Bloglovin’! Good luck for the school year!

Washi Tape Planner

Washi Tape Planner

Hi everyone! I’m back from my trip and I’d like to show you this planner that I made a while ago. It’s great for staying organized throughout the year, and it’s made out of a notebook! It’s a weekly planner with two sections: a calendar with school subjects and a separate notes section. Here’s how I made it:

First, I made the cover. I used scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a label which I designed on PicMonkey.

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(Sorry the photo is black and white. It came out terribly so I took out all the color, in hopes that someone might at least consider it artsy. The planner cover is really green.)

For the inside pages, I drew a grid with a black pen. Then I labeled the dates and “Notes” section with Washi tape and a navy blue sharpie. I wrote the month in the top left corner of each page and decorated empty areas with quick highlighter doodles.

Sorry I don’t have a lot of pictures this time. I wouldn’t recommend just copying my planner! Make sure you adapt it to meet your scheduling needs and favorite colors. Oh, and a warning: The planner works very well, but it does take a lot of time to make. You can make the entire planner during the summer before the school year starts, or make each page a week in advance. Whatever floats your boat! (Do people still say that?)

Bye for now!

Brighten Up your Phone Charger with Washi Tape!

Washi Tape Charger

Everything is brighter in the summer: The Sun, foods (like delicious Popsicles!), and even our clothes. Phone chargers should be no exception! Brighten up your phone charger with a bit of washi tape this weekend. Here’s how (Also, enjoy the galaxy theme of this collage; I’m pretty proud of it!)

Charger Instructions

Materials:

Scissors (for clean lines)

Phone charger (Mine had two parts: a wire and a charging cube.)

Wide colored masking tape (Mine is called Scotch Expressions masking tape and is 0.94″ wide.)

Rolls of washi tape with some transparent areas to let the masking tape show through

Steps (These are the instructions for making a charger that looks like mine, but there’s really no wrong way to do this!):

1. Wrap the charging cube in the wide masking tape.

2. Again, wrap the charging cube, but this time with your slightly transparent tape covering your first layer.

3. Cover both ends of the wire in washi tape.

4. Plug the wire into the cube!

As there are many different types of phones, chargers will vary. You can modify these steps based on your charger and personal style. I encourage you to experiment with different colors and patterns of tape. Have fun with it!

Also, I will unfortunately be on vacation next week and unable to blog. So… my next post won’t be until AT LEAST a week from now. I can hear everyone sighing at me. I’m sorry! Anyway, Adi√≥s, and enjoy your FANTABULOUS new charger. ‚̧