So I have been admiring all the beautiful washi tape for a while. But I wouldn’t buy it until I had an idea for it because if there is anything that will cause me to be a hoarder it is craft supplies and school supplies. Then I remembered this:
These dressed-up clothes pins were on last summer’s To Do list – but they never got done! Every time I went to hand my student’s work up in the hallway with stapler in hand I regretted not making them. The picture above uses a modge podge technique with scrapbook paper. Sounded like a lot of cutting and was probably why they never got done. Fast forward to this summer and my new fascination with washi tape. Why can’t I do the same thing with tape. Sounds mucho easier – at least in my head.
Weeelllllllllllllllll – it WAS! The hardest part of this project was finding the washi tape I wanted to use. I finally decided on a multi-colored polka dot that reminded me of the Eric Carle classroom.
When it came in the mail it didn’t take but about 30 seconds for me to grab my purse and head to Dollar General because I NEEDED those clothes pins like now! When I got home I pulled a TV tray into the living room and gathered my supplies.
This was seriously all that I needed. Then it was time to get started. I unrolled and cut a segment of washi tape that was a little longer than the clothes pin and placed it sticky side up.
Then I laid the clothes pin on top. I matched the closing end with an edge of the tape and let the extra hang off the end that you pinch.