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DIY Upcycled Plastic Container

DIY Upcycled Plastic Container – 10 Steps!

When you have a pets, it is inevitable that you will need small bags to clean up after them. I have been on a search for a dispenser that at the least would keep the plastic bags organized until I need them.

One afternoon, as I was depleting my pre-moistened wipes, inspiration struck and I realized with a little bit of effort, I could create a dispenser for plastic bags that would be easy and cater to my love of all things color filled.

With about a hour or two you too can have a custom plastic bag dispenser.

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Stampin’ Up Moroccan Designer Series: DIY Dry Erase Board

Stampin’ Up – Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape – DIY Dry Erase Board + Giveaway!

Love is All you needI have been wanting a dry erase board for our house, but I was looking for one in the 8 x 10 size range and preferably with a nice border or frame.

A couple of years ago my father moved out of his house, which meant that the “Wall of Jennifer” would be removed. The wall consisted of every school photo from kindergarten to senior year, with a couple of others added in. When he moved I not only claimed the photos but the frames as well. I was not sure what the plan was for all these random sized frames but I knew someday I would want them.

Since I was unable to locate the dry erase board I wanted, it dawned on me that I could easily make one with that simple frame that used to hold my elementary years. While I was reviewing the latest Stampin’ Up catalog, and when I came across the Moroccan Designer Series of Paper and Washi Tape the project came together in my head.

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GoWashi – Upcycling Projects using Washi Tape

Allton Tape: Go Washi –

Go Washi Tape AssortmentProjects using Washi Tape and Giveaway!!

Regular readers know that I love to up-cycle otherwise useless items. A couple of years ago my father moved out of the house I grew up in. On the walls were each years school pictures from kindergarten to senior year (1981-1994),

Since these were one the wall, each one was lovingly put in a wooden frame. Each frame varied in size, depending on the picture package chosen that year. What resulted was a “Wall of Jennifer” and almost 13 photo frames that were long overdue to come down off the wall.

At the time I decided to not only take my school photos, but I also took the frames. I knew that one way or another I would reuse these in my crafts. So far they have been recovered, turned in dry erase boards and reused for Jason and I’s photos.

Back in March I had the opportunity to review Allton’s Go Washi Tape and I loved it! Since I am always looking to up-cycle an other wise lifeless items, I decided to do a second round of washi tape projects, with an up-cycled twist.

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GoWashi by Allton Tape DIY Project

Allton Tape: Go Washi

DIY and Giveaway!!

Go Washi Opening PhotoOne of the things I always love to do is find inexpensive ways to add a pop of color to an otherwise white-walled area. The problem with renting is that you can not paint, you can not remodel and certainly can lose a security deposit with little to effort on your part.

I would love to sit here and tell you that the advantage of owning a home is that you can do all these removal items, but the fact of the matter remains that you still have to pay for it. I have discovered that even the smallest of home upgrades can cost more than you anticipate so I am always looking for cost-effective ways to upgrade without doing into debt.

A couple of years ago I heard of a trend coming over from Japan that involved the same paper that is used for origami but made into a versatile, strong and durable tape. Since then, I have had little interaction with Washi tape, but each interaction I have had, as been positive. It goes without saying that when I saw a company called Allton Tape that specialized in Washi tape at CHA 2016 (Craft and Hobby Association Show) I was intrigued and curious. In the above photo from left to right it is a variety Fruit, Flower and Yellow-Orange Pop Washi tape.
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