I got a Keurig for Christmas and I love, love, LOVE it! When I arrived home from spending time with my family in Iowa, I promptly opened the box and placed it on my desk proudly. Then I was faced with a problem, what do I do with all those K-Cups? I wanted to keep at least some of them on my desk for ease of use but I didn’t want to leave them in their original boxes nor did I want to just lay them there. I took a $4 box I picked up from JoAnn’s and pulled out some scrapbook paper I had on hand to create a nice little box for them to reside in. Here’s a simple how-to…
ONE: Pick up your desired box from your local craft store. TWO: I simply ripped up strips of the paper and used double-sided tape to attach them to the box. You could also glue them with the Medium or Modge Podge from the next step but I wanted to minimize my mess. THREE: Once I finished attaching all the strips of paper I covered the box with Matte Gel Medium, you could also use Modge Podge, I just used what I had on hand. I wanted to make sure the paper would be protected from any spills or splashes, you could certainly skip this step. FOUR: Fill your box with your favorite K-Cups, I love the apple cider and Starbucks Blonde Blend. I’m also a huge fan of the Hot Chocolate but I’ve had some trouble finding it as of late. FIVE: I took leftover scraps of paper to cut out letters for the lid. I chose the phrase “Pick Your Poison!” but you could do whatever best fits you.
Do you own a keurig? If so, how do you store your K-Cups?
Recently I found myself in need of a new sketchbook for a project. I had this notebook laying around that only had a few pages used out of it but the cover had been written on. Instead of rushing out to buy a new book, a favorite past time of mine, I decided the smart thing to do would be to repurpose this hardly used book I already had. So I pulled out my washi tape and went to town. (In advance, please forgive my poor iPhone photos.)
First, because washi tape is semi transparent, I colored the cover with a silver Sharpie I had laying around.
Once that was done I pulled out my washi tape and started layering it on!
The best part about washi tape is that it’s sticky enough to hold, but not so sticky that if you have to pull it back up you’ll ruin what was underneath it. This was nice for me because I changed my mind on which patterns and colors I wanted to use a couple times.
Ta-da! It’s as simple as that! If you wanted to get all fancy and your notebook allows it you would take the cover off and then put it back on so you could completely cover the one side but I chose not too.
What’s your favorite use for washi tape?
Welcome to “Five Things Monday.” As a graphic designer I thrive on inspiration, I try to look for it and find it everywhere. Sometimes you just need a little pick me up when you’re starting or stuck on a project. Some people need an extra cup of coffee on Mondays, I need a little extra jolt of inspiration (and lets be honest, that extra cup of coffee as well).
I love a good craft project. The age of the blog and Pinterest has really helped diy-ers share their brilliant projects all over the internet, and I am loving it! Especially Pinterest, which I may be slightly addicted too.
1. This is so simple, yet it totally changes the whole look of a standard canvas bag.
2. These stamps are absolutely adorable! It’s so easy to make stamps in all shapes and sizes with the right tools.
3. How fun is this idea? There are so many things you could do with it and then not only did you make a item, you also designed the fabric! So cool!
4. How adorable is this statement necklace? With some simple supplies and a sewing machine (though I’m sure you could sew it by hand too) you’ve got yourself an awesome necklace for spring/summer.
5. I LOVE this. How much cooler? and way more resourceful! Although, I feel I might be a little sad parting with the fabric, haha.
What inspires you when you have a case of the Mondays?