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. 🙂

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! ❤

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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!

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!

Washi Tape Greeting Cards

image-3Hello everyone! I’ve done it again… it’s been a VERY long time since I last posted :(. Even though I’ve been busy, I PROMISE I haven’t forgotten about the blog! I’m super excited, because this Christmas Santa brought me this wheel of Washi tape:

image-8I love all the colors and patterns, and I immediately had to try them out. I decided to start with thank-you notes.

Card Collage1. Gather your materials. You need:

2 pieces of heavy card stock (6 in x 10 in and 6 in by 5 in)

A few colors of Washi tape

Double sided tape

2. Fold the larger piece of cardstock in half the “hamburger way.”

3. Lay a strip of Washi tape slightly longer than the width of the card across the front.

4. Fold the ends of the tape over to the inside of the card. Don’t worry, we’ll hide these later.

5 & 6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 in any pattern you choose.

7 & 8. Using double-sided tape, stick the smaller piece of card stock in place inside the card to cover up the folded Washi tape. The inside of the card should now be blank.

And that’s all! Feel free to leave any questions in the comments below. Remember to like, share, comment, and if you haven’t already, follow this blog via WordPress Reader or Bloglovin’!

Duct Tape Purse

Purse CoverHola, friends! Remember the Duct Tape iPad Pouch tutorial I posted a very long time ago? And remember how I promised to teach to how to turn it into a purse? Well, sorry it’s been so long. Clearly, my recently made Duct Tape Calendar hasn’t helped :D. I’ll admit, I kind of cheated on this post. The Instructions are basically the same as for the iPad Pouch, but with a few extra steps. Here they are:

Purse Collage

Materials:

Scissors

Tape measure

2 colors of duct tape

1. Create two duct tape sheets with the dimensions of 8.25 in by 10.25 in. If you don’t know how to make duct tape sheets, click here for a tutorial.

2. Tape the sheets together on the sides and bottom (obviously not the top).

3. Turn the case inside out.

4. Repeat step 2.

5. Cut a long piece of tape (the length that you would like the handles to be). Hold it vertically and cut it in half, top to bottom (aka cut it in half the hotdog way). There should have been two pieces in this picture :P.

6. Holding each piece created in Step 5 vertically, fold each one in half from left to right (aka fold in half the hot dog way). There also should have been two pieces in this picture! My bad…

7. Attach the strips to each side of the bag, as shown in the picture.

8. Carry your bag!

That’s all for now! I was thinking of starting a new series called ” ‘teresting Tuesdays” with duct tape ideas that I find on Pinterest (Follow me on Pinterest, by the way). But knowing me, I’ll probably forget to post… I’ll think about it. Have a fabulous weekend!

Duct Tape Hair Bows!

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Hello, faithful followers! Today I’ll show you how to make a duct tape hair bow. When made correctly, these bows should have no exposed sticky spots, so they won’t get stuck in your hair. Since they’re so easy to make, I’ll just write out the instructions.

Materials:

Duct Tape

Scissors

Ruler

Bobby Pin

1. Cut 3 pieces of duct tape. One should be 4 inches long, and the other two should be 1/4 inch long.

2. Fold the big piece of tape in half vertically. It should still have the same width but be 2 inches long. Fold it sticky side to sticky side, and if any sticky bits hang off make sure to trim them.

3. Accordion fold the big piece of tape. 

4. Wrap a small piece of tape around the middle of your accordion folded piece. You now have a completed bow!

5. Wrap the second small piece of tape around the bow, overlapping the first piece. This time, however, attach it to the bobby pin as you wrap.

And that’s it! Again, make sure there are no sticky parts that will be exposed to your hair. Likes, follows, comments, and especially shares are greatly appreciated :D. Ciao for now!