Weekend craft projects (Labor Day edition)
September 4, 2012
Yesterday, in honor of Labor Day, I took the liberty of not laboring. Not on my blog, at least. I spent the weekend watching a lot of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix (the Mr. & I are totally addicted) and doing some DIY projects that I've had on my list for a while. Here's what I worked on:
DIY Washi Tape Magnets
I picked up this metal box that holds your power strip and cords at Ikea a couple of months ago; I love the organization it brings to my desk top! I wanted to make some magnets to stick on it so that I could put important notes to myself on the box, since it sits right in front of me on my desk. I came across a tutorial for DIY washi tape magnets and was sold. It was so easy:
- Find an old realtor magnet
- Tear off the design
- Place washi tape on magnet
- Cut with jagged edges to look like torn tape
Except, I didn't have any washi tape, so I used scrapbook paper. The best part was that when I pulled the realtor info off the magnet, it left a super sticky layer, so I just laid my scrap paper right on top and was done. I was originally planning on using mod podge to stick the paper to the magnet, but didn't end up needing to.
DIY Locket Necklaces
Last week I scored this set of locket necklaces on Pick Your Plum for just under $7. But when I got them in the mail, I realized that there was no way to put your photos in them... no grooves or anything for the photos to stay put. So I got creative. I scanned the lockets so that I could create a template in Photoshop, picked out an image of my two little ones for one locket, and then created a “love” graphic for the other. After I printed them on cardstock, I mod podged over the top of them to give a layer of protection. Then I used some permanent glue to keep them in the locket. I guess if I ever want to change them, I'll have to glue over top of the old ones, or see if I can tear the old ones out. I think they turned out cute, nonethless.
DIY Magazine Storage Tray
I talked about making this DIY magazine storage tray a few weeks ago, but just finally got around to getting the materials and putting it together. It was super simple and cost me about $15. It's the perfect storage solution for my magazines that I can't bear to part with and know I'll want to refer to one day (or the ones I still need to read...). Plus, I love the tangerine color. Now I just need to keep my 2-year-old from riding on it...
What did you do over the long weekend?
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