Friday Finds

I had some cool things pop up in various feeds this week. These are a few of my favorites. I keep looking for an old mirror or picture frame that I can paint and make a chalkboard out of.  I can't wait for yard sales to get started so I can find some of the stuff to make the things on my craft/project list. 

This is right up my alley. They bought little blocks of wood for the base at Michael's. Then they cut off the ends of the craft sticks (popsicle sticks) and covered each stick with washi tape to make the coasters. I am loving this.

I have said for years I was going to make a rope basket. One of these days I am going to get brave enough to try it.

I am in love with washi tape so I had to go find more ideas for it. Cute little banners to decorated the front of a table for a shower, to drape across a cute little frame with an inspirational quote in it.

And oh my gosh this is amazing. Color coded file labels. This would come in handy in my file drawer where I have my Thirty-One stuff and my personal stuff.

Now this kind of made me stop and think. A key is a lot wider than washi tape. But I googled it and it does come in the wider widths. It even said Walmart carries. I plan to investigate further. Even thought this is pretty, I don't think it is practical. The keys being dropping into purses, carried in your pocket, etc. I would think this would cause it to peel off. So cute but probably would never make.

I have used washi tape for several years now in my planners. It is a great way to make things pop when you look at your calendar. Between work, Thirty-One, church and personal things, my calendar stays pretty full. So this has been a lifesaver for me. 

I love paper straws. This is a cute idea for people to remember which drink is theirs.

Spruce up the plain old white price tags if you have a retail shop or every sale anything in a flea market or craft event.

This is a cute idea for tying bags closed. They just put fine wire (either the floral wire or jewelry making wire) in between two pieces of washi tape and they have cute, decorative wires. I need to make some of these because I am always sharing goodies with friends and this would be a great way to wrap them up.

Have a great Friday and be sure to visit Ms. Debbie at Friday Foto Friends.


Sylvia said...

Love all those ideas!

Mary Hutchins said...

Lots of great idea's! I have just started using washi tape and I love it !!!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Great finds.... I love chalkboards made out of frames... I have one hanging on my pantry door. I've never used Washi tape... Love all the patterns and colors it comes in! Thanks for sharing and linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!

bettyl-NZ said...

This tape is something that I have never used but you found some wonderful ideas! Now, get going and make some of them!!