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Entries in Crafts (7)

Thursday
Jul152010

Things I Love Thursday: Colored Masking Tape

Yeah, I realize I am waaay behind on this craze...but I feel the need to express my Japanese Masking Tape love.

From Happy Tape

I see a million and one uses for this tape, and google searches have resulted in the following:

Adorable kids table and chair set - click on the picture to see the before & after!

Spice up boring white picture frames - even temporarily!

 

Plain white or clear vases also get the tape treatment, with amazing success!

I have an idea for it that I haven't seen anywhere else online, so I do believe that I feel a project coming on!

Happy turquoise dots

And another Happy Tape variety pack - swoon! 

 

This place & Amazon also has solid colors in a variety of widths - perfect for the project in my head :)

Happy Thursday!

Monday
Feb012010

DIY ~ Ruffly Flower Belt

Inspired by wedding trends once again, I wanted, nay, NEEDED a pretty, ruffly, flowery, tulle-laden belt.  Only I didn't want to pay the $60 J.Crew price tag.  I decided to take matters into my own hands after seeing this  ruffly headband tutorial on Heart of Light.

I followed the steps (almost) exactly.  Looking back on it now, I realize that I didn't layer 2 petals together before tacking them down.  This may have helped with the fullness, as I ended up adding in quite a few extra petals at the end because it looked a little skimpy.  That said, here is my picture tutorial:

All photos by me 

I bought a half yard of each of the fabrics - a clearance, Golden Girls pink; grey & ivory silk; pink, ivory & pale shimmer blue.  I also purchased a 1" spool of grey and 1 1/2" spool of ivory grosgrain ribbon.  *Please Note!  The 1 1/2" ribbon is very hard to tie into an even bow in the back - it is just too thick.  The 1" ribbon works perfectly for this project. 

Tone on tone grey - my favorite!

 

Have you attempted a DIY project that you found on the web?

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