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DIY Washi Tape Light Covers

Lookie at what I did today! 

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And you should, too! Here’s how I did it! 

Well, I started with my plain light covers…..many of them in a 1-bedroom apartment!

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And that’s boring! So….Washi Tape to the rescue! 

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I collect ’em when they’re on sale!! 

I have lots of Christmas and Valentine’s Day themed ones, too…but those stayed on the shelf for this particular project 🙂

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And so I went to town!! Grab your flat head screwdriver and take the plates off of the wall. Then you get the Washi Tape and just stick ’em on where you want ’em…and fold them over the back! You can see that I used shorter strips over the switch rectangles. And it’s Washi Tape…so it’s super easy to reposition it!

If you want to go diagonal over a switch rectangle, you just have to cut diagonally into the corners and fold it down! Like so…

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Here are my completed works!

And here they are in their natural environment. Much cheerier than they were this morning, that’s for sure!

Watch for when Washi Tape goes on sale, and start building up your stock!

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DIY Organizer

Check this ouuutttt!!!! I took empty formula containers and made them into organizers!

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I’m currently in Romania visiting my best friend – she works at an orphanage as a psychopedagogue (educational psychologist) and I get to go to work with her…which, for me, consists of playing with children while she does all the work work!!! And I also got to help her move her office into a different room and reorganize along the way.

She had saved these formula cans for me because she knew I would do SOMETHING with them…so I did! 

There’s a video at the end if something doesn’t make sense…enjoy!

Here’s what you need to do this:

 

Supplies

  • Empty formula cans (or something similar)
  • Towel
  • Duck tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors – optional, but I use them because you get a cleaner finish on the tape instead of tearing it. 

Ok, so first you have to take off the labels!

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Then you gotta rinse those little things…well, you can wash them with soap, but I just rinsed them out well. 

Now, time to dry them! Dry them WELL!!

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And now you should have a good little collection…

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Now, pick your tape and START TAPING!!

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I found it easiest to put between my knees and line it up with the bottom, then take it around. Then do another layer on the other part, making sure to line it up against the lip of the container. 

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Now, lay them out how you want them to be glued, and get out that hot glue gun!!

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Can you see the clear/white line of hot glue between them?? That’s right where you glue it. Wherever the cans touch, add glue. I just did it on the taped part, not on the lip/edge. That way, you don’t see the glue when you look straight at it. 

I found it easiest to set flat on the table and glue it, that way you can ensure that it’s straight.

If that doesn’t make sense, then watch the video at the bottom. If you just want to watch the video at the bottom, then watch the video at the bottom. 

Check them out! I even make some baby ones. 

Here is the video that shows more of the process and better explains the gluing!

Now, go forth and create!!!

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Don’t Let the Muggles Get You Down

I saw a cool Harry Potter sweater on Pinterest, and decided to make my own!

It says “Don’t let the muggles get you down”

That’s a quote from Ron’s letter in Harry’s birthday card from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 

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You’ll need…

  • a blank sweater (I got mine for $3 from a thrift store)
  • fabric paint
  • freezer paper
  • an iron
  • a Cricut machine with a font cartridge you like OR a stencil, a pencil, and scissors
  • cardboard (to place in the sweater while you paint)

Here’s what you do!

Lay out your blank sweater. 

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Cut the freezer paper to say whatever you want….when you cut it, have the waxy side down (don’t throw away the insides of letters – you’ll need those!).

DSC08323Iron the letters onto the sweater! Make sure the waxy side is on the sweater. 

DSC08324Because I was using spray fabric paint, I didn’t want it to get everywhere…so I took FOREVER to cover the outsides in painter’s tape…

Oh and make sure you put the cardboard in between! I used an old box from Amazon.com

DSC08328Then get your paint of choice…

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And spray/paint your heart out!

DSC08331You’re supposed to wait until it dries before you peel it all off….but I am impatient, so I took it off while it was still wet…which proved to be a big mistake, because it splattered…

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And so to fix that….I made some purposeful splashes…

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  • Put the letters closer together
  • Use a darker color

And remember…

Don’t let the muggles get you down. 

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Etsy

 I’ve always made my own homemade cards, and a friend suggested that I try to sell some. I have a hard time with that, because I always want to keep everything I make because I’m so proud of it!

But anyways….so now I’m going to try to sell some on Etsy.com

Hopefully it’ll go well and I’ll be able to make a few extra bucks for college

Here’s the first card I listed…

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Sock Snowmen

Here’s the pics of our completed snowmen!

Clara made these two…

I made these three…

And Natalie made these two…

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