Thursday, May 10, 2012

Artwork/Photo Gallery

My friend Rachel over at {Family Ever After} is co-hosting a monthly "Pinspired Rewired" competition.

This month, the theme is Washi Tape.  Have you seen washi tape yet?  SO much fun!  Basically it's masking tape, only with fun, colorful designs on it.  Lots of fun.  Anyway.  I have this project that (embarrassingly enough) I have been "working" on since January.  Originally, I wanted it to be a photo gallery in my boy's room with large photos of them hanging from it with cute clothes pins that I was decorating with paper and Mod Podge.  Okay.  Well those clothes pins were taking way too long for me.

And then I found this on Pinterest:

Super cute clothes pins covered in washi tape, originally from {The Little Pink Studio}.  SO much easier than scrapbook paper and mod podge!!

So, I ordered some super cute washi tape from {Pretty Tape} on Etsy, and pulled out some of my super cheap clothes pins purchased at Wal-Mart.


All it took was one strip of tape over the top of the clothes pin.  Took me 30 seconds to do all 4.

And now, we have a fantastic art display in my children's room.  Remember how I said I wanted it to showcase photos of my boys?  Well, Brychan has too many "treasured" pieces of art from preschool that he can't bear to part with yet.  So, until school is over, we are using it for art.  Once summer hits, photos of different sizes will be hung up there instead.


And the wire everything is hanging from?  It's a flexible shower rod from IKEA, which cost $14.99, and took my husband all of 5 minutes to hang.  It's perfect, and I love it!



Be sure to check out the Pinspired and Rewired contest!  I'm sure you'll get lots of fun ideas or decide to jump in and participate yourself!  It was the perfect motivation for me to finish this project that was taking ridiculously too long! :)


10 comments:

Kindred said...

Great post thank you for sharing!

Francesca said...

I've seen washi tape everywhere and think it's cute, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I know! Thanks!

Holistic Homemaking said...

I tried this a couple of years ago using a different tape/paper. This looks much easier and do-able for me!

Thanks for the link-up at the Happy Hello!

katy said...

I made these last year with scrapbook paper and mod podge! Then I painted sparkle paint on them. I use them for magnets, chip & cereal closures.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Cute idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

What a GREAT idea!!!

Six Sisters said...

Love Washi tape!! This is such a cute idea! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Cute and fun! Visiting from the Pinspired/Rewired party at Gingersnap Crafts.

Dena @ CatfishDrive said...

Great idea! Love your washi tape.

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Those are so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Little Giggler!

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