Monday, 21 October 2013

Washi Tape Storage

Washi Tape

Where have you been all my life??

After a recent browsing sesh on Pinterest I discovered the wonderful world of Washi Tape!

This pretty as a picture tape has MANY uses (just go on Pinterest - you'll be AMAZED).

But what to do with these little rolls of loveliness??

My solution......

I got Mr H to cut a piece of bamboo from the garden - threaded on my Washi Tape (you note how by cutting it quite big Mr H has inadvertently allowed me SO much more space for more Washi tape as and when I see it) and tied the ends with Bakers Twine.  It's also proved quite handy for storing my double sided sticky tape and a couple of spools of ribbon too.

How do you store yours?

Bex x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Bobby Pin Storage - Part 2

Who knew you could extend bobby pin (hair grip) storage to two posts?!

Well I've done it!!

Following on from my first post Bobby Pin Storage you didn't think I could leave my tic tac container looking like THAT did you?

Time for a bit of Washi Tape!  

Obviously you could do it much neater than I have but I only chucked this on for the purposes of a photo.

I chose two rolls of contrasting Washi and alternated them.

And another TA-DAH moment!

I'm not sure I'm quite at the stage of setting up an etsy shop but I find it quite useful!

Bex x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Bobby Pin Storage - Part 1

I have two small girls who seem to go through hair clips like they're going out of fashion.

We must have bought hundreds of the things and they are always getting broken or lost.

So often when we're out and about I hear

"Mummy - have you got a hair clip? my hair's in my eyes"

Sometime I do.
Sometimes I don't.
Occasionally I manage to find one in with the fluff at the bottom of my handbag or in the little rubber bit around the gear stick in my car but now I have a solution!!

The girls love a tic tac - occasionally L (age 4) will ask for a Tic Tac for her pudding (yes - just one!) and I often have these empty pots lying around.

Surely they must have a 'use'.

Ta Dah!

No more hunting around in the depths of my handbag for a clip when we're out and about now!

Now this did have my husband (the + 1 of my blog) saying "why on earth are you taking a photo of an empty tic tac box with your phone".  Well my love - now you know!

Any other uses for an empty tic tac box anyone? Or should I just recycle my next one like normal people?!

Bex x