Today, I’m sharing how to add a simple stripe pattern to make a big impact. Created with 1″ painters tape and spray paint, this project is super easy and done in just a few hours. You will need: Cork pin board (tutorial here) 1″ painters tape Spray paint (I used 1.25 cans of matte spray paint)
Inspired by my new Kate Spade tote (#maxxinista find for $40!) I created a similar pattern using 1″ painters tape.
The whole process was pretty easy and somewhat random. The nice thing about this pattern is that there is no right or wrong, just lay the tape out in a pattern that looks good to you!
I laid out strips of tape (using small pieces of the tape between as spacers) some connect and some don’t.
Tip: to tear the tape at a clean edge, firmly hold a metal ruler down and tear the tape
Once all of the tape was firmly pressed down (make sure to remove the spacers), I applied two light coats of white matte spray paint. I wanted some of the cork to show through, so two light coats was perfect for that! (I used 1.25 cans of spray paint)
Immediately, I removed the tape. Once dry, that was it!
I let the paint off gas outside for a while, and then I brought it into my office.
I’m using it above my desk.. later, I’ll add, to do lists, and a few inspiration images and a small calendar. I plan to keep it pretty simple so the pattern is still visible.
Laying out the tape took a few hours and painting took about 15 minutes, so not too much time invested!
I might be obsessed with making felt wreaths. I just love playing with felt in the fall. I love the texture and weight of it. And it just seems right to make a zillion felt wreaths. They make great gifts and are very simple to make especially if you have some sort of die cutting machine. This week I am going to talk about the difference between the Silhouette machine that I use so often, and the Sizzix machine that I have been playing with lately. What I love about this felt flower wreath is that you can customize it for the season by changing out the flowers. All you have to do is remove the pins.
I’ve definitely decided that sorting my mail is one of the keys to keeping myself organized. It’s a minor but important stress reliever to know that I’m not missing anything important. My DIY mail organizer project generated a lot of interest, making me realize that I’m not the only one who struggles with knowing what to do with the piles of paper my mailbox (or elementary school) produces. Just in case my version doesn’t meet your needs or style preference, I’ve found 5 additional tutorials for mail and office organizers to share with you this weekend.