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Organize Your Duct Tape!

3 Jan

IMG_20130103_181015We’ve done duct tape crafts here before and we wanted to share this perfect way we found to organize duct tape! We were about to throw out this old paper towel holder when we realized we had a great use for it. All we did was put the duct tape over the rods. Now it is ready to use!

Supplies:

Old Paper Towel Holder

Rolls of Duct Tape

That’s it!

To see some of the things we have made using duct tape click on these links:

Duct Tape Belt

Duct Tape Purse

Duct Tape Wallet

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Easy School Presentation Board

5 Nov

I had to do a school presentation about myself earlier this year. Part of my grade was on how attractive my display was. We didn’t have any poster board that would work, so we got the idea to cover a piece of cardboard with an old t-shirt. We just cut the cardboard to the right size, slipped the t-shirt over it, and pinned back the sleeves with duct tape. Then I glued the items I needed to display right on the t-shirt with hot glue.

It worked so well, I will probably use the idea again!

Another idea we had was to use short Popsicle sticks to label the items. I wrote on them with a thin Sharpie.  This also worked great!

Materials:

Piece of Cardboard

Old T-Shirt

Duct Tape

Directions are above!

4″ paintings and fork easels

7 May

This is one of our favorite crafts, even though we have to admit that we didn’t exactly make this one up.  We love painting on these tiny canvasses from Dick Blick, that can be purchased in bulk for less than 30 cents each. We were looking for a way to display some of them and remembered seeing a fork easel. We found lots of different varieties online. We chose to make our easels like this:

Using needle nose and flat nose pliers, bend the middle two tines backward, spreading them apart to stabilize. Bend outside tines forward slightly and curve tips with needle nose pliers. An adult will need to do this craft.

We’ve painted a ton of those tiny canvasses, so we’ll share a few more with you. Here are some where wiggly eyes (and a felt ear) were added:

Below is KMK’s first tiny painting, and it still makes her smile.

We’ve been traveling, so we haven’t been crafting as much as usual, but we hope to post more crafts soon!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

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