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Freshen up that boring office!

A little pattern goes a long way!  This is such a great way to take those average magazine holders and give them new life with a fun and fresh wallpaper. 

All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Trace the tall back panel of a magazine holder onto cardboard, and cut out.

Step 2: Using that template as a guide, trace 1 panel for each holder onto a width of decorative wallpaper (floral and geometric prints work best). Cut out.

Step 3: Squeeze craft glue onto the back of a magazine holder, and spread evenly with a sponge brush. Align paper with the back panel of the holder, and affix, smoothing out air bubbles as you go.

Step 4: Repeat with remaining paper and holders. File issues chronologically, and arrange the holders on a shelf to re-create the wallpaper’s design.

What you’ll need:


May 21, 2010 at 9:55 am 1 comment

What do you with those plastic bags filling up your pantry!?

This is such a simple way to get the cluttered plastic bags of the shelf!  We all end up with plastic bags from the store and this is a great wayto keep them organized and re-use them!

Tools and Materials
15-inch-wide dish towel (ours has a 1/2-inch hem)
Pins and scissors
10-inch strip of 3/4-inch twill tape
7 1/2-inch strip of 1/4-inch elastic;
1 1/2-inch safety pin

Plastic Bag Organizer How-To
Fold dish towel in half lengthwise, wrong side out; pin along the edge that’s opposite the fold. Pin twill-tape ends to one open end to form hanger.

Sew a seam 7 inches from the folded edge to make a tube. Stitch twill tape in place. 

1. Twill tape hanger
2. Folded edge
3. New seam

Thread elastic through the towel’s existing hem: Snip one small slit in the towel’s hem (shown, right). Flip tube over and repeat, making a second slit. Tie a large knot at one end of elastic; attach safety pin to other end. Slide safety pin through 1 slit, and ease through hem and out other slit. Tie elastic ends to gather. Turn bag right side out.

4. Snip line

From Martha Stewart Living, June 2009

March 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm Leave a comment

Memorable Wedding Gift

Cute Gift Idea!~I thought this was such a cute idea to make for yourself or give as a gift to your girlfriend!  All you need to do is collect various flowers from your bouqet or table arrangements and fold them in between a paper towel and press them inside a nice heavy book.  Youll want to leave them there for at least 10 days before taking them out to frame.  Then buy a cute frame and place them inside!  You could also inscribe a snipit from their vows…or their wedding date and names to make it personal!

March 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm 1 comment

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