When it comes to work, I write everything down. Ideas, to do list, doodles of ice cream cones, everything. Basically every now and then my desk turns into a massive pile of post-its and scribbled notes. To get my act together, I decided to get a cork board, but I couldn’t find any push pins that I was head over heels in love with which lead me to make my own! Here’s how:
Time: 30 minutes + dry and set time Materials: silicon mold, plaster, washi tape, E-6000, thumbtacks, decoupage
I used a honeycomb shape tray, but you could use any that you wanted. There are SO many options on Amazon, just make sure it’s made of silicon and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading…
If there’s one thing I think we all love as crafters, it’s washi tape. And by love of course I mean obsess over to the point where we can’t get enough. The only draw back is that sometimes they can get a bit disorganized if you don’t have a way to display/store them. This diy washi tape holder is beyond easy to make and can be customized to fit just about any collection. Here’s how to make your own:
You’ll be able to find all the materials you need at your local hardware store. I would recommend that you test to see if the dowel and fittings are the right side (fit in to one another) before leaving the store. I used 2″ copper fittings and a 5/8″ dowel.
Start by painting your base so that it can dry while you complete the other steps. Cut your dowel rod into piece. You’ll need four 4″ pieces and three 3″ pieces. Sand ends if necessary.
Once you have your pieces, you really just need to put it together! I used the 3″ pieces for the height and the 4″ pieces for the length. You can easily adjust this to fit your needs. Screw final copper fitting into the base to attach.
All that’s left to do is add your washi! And because I’m sure you’re just itching to know where I got mine, they’re all from Duck®. Not only is their washi super cute, but it also holds great. Don’t even get me started on their prism rolls either. Seriously, I can’t get enough!
All my tape used to just sit in a jar on my desk, so this is such an improvement! I’ll probably make it larger as time goes by, but for right now it does a great job of keeping my desk clean while displaying a bit of my collection.
If there’s one thing I learned from this Instagram post is that we all have an addiction to washi tape. And rightly so, it’s pretty much the stuff dreams are made of! You can get it in just about any color or pattern and it’s removable (which means the possibilities are endless). These eight must-try diys are a great place to start if you’re looking for more ways to bring washi into your life!