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DIY Mobile Laundry Station

By | DIY Projects, Fix It, Home DIY, Home Management, Home Page Categories, Organizing | 95 Comments

Laundry – the never ending task! Seems like no matter how many times we try to get caught up, the pile of laundry just keeps multiplying! What if you had an area that would keep all your laundry and the supplies organized? And even if you had laundry, there would be a spot to keep it all.

This Mobile Laundry Station keeps your laundry separated, so when you have time, you can tackle the pile that never seems to go away.

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DIY Wooden Firecrackers: Summer Front Porch Decorating

By | 4th of July, Crafts, Decorating, DIY Projects, Home DIY, Home Page Categories | 48 Comments

Many moons ago, we purchased a set of wooden firecrackers that I have been using for my 4th of July Decorating ever since. Even though the original set of Wooden Firecrackers had been repainted, it was time to give me a fresh look again.

But this time, we decided it would be fun to share the instructions with you so you can make your own. And since it was time to do a little Summer Front Porch Decorating, it was perfect timing. Read More

How to Build and Plant a Succulent Garden

By | DIY Projects, Gardening, Home DIY, Home Page Categories | 6 Comments

Succulent Gardens are becoming more popular every day and for good reason! They are some of the easiest plants you can grow, indoors or out. Succulents come in more than 20,000 varieties, such as cacti, agave and aloe to name a few. They are also very easy to care for, requiring little water and almost no maintenance. Let me show you how to build and plant a succulent garden. Read More

Washi Tape Wooden Birds: Spring Craft

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Do you want to know one of the best things about Easter? Well, besides the candy? It’s the beginning of the best season…Spring! Even though it’s still pretty chilly here, Spring has sprung in our home. These cute little Washi Tape Wooden Birds are super easy and go together in minutes!

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Sitting on our Spring Mantel, they add a bit of whimsy and a splash of color! But you will have to wait a couple days to see the rest of the Spring Mantel. The Washi Tape Wooden Birds were inspired from the Washi Tape Owl from Create Craft Love.

Let’s gather our supplies…

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I found most all of the supplies at Michael’s Craft Store, other craft stores will probably have similar items.

Washi Tape Wooden Birds Supplies

  • Washi Tape – the brand I found is Recollections, even with it being on sale it’s a little expensive, I think about $4 for the package, but it does go a super long way
  • Wooden Birds
  • Beads – for the eyes

Tools


  • Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Mod Podge for Paper
  • Small foam brush
  • Pencil
  • Glue for eye – I used my hot glue gun

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Step 1

  • First you need to start a reference point to be sure the Washi Tape is straight
  • Use the ruler and make a couple marks, I laid the bird on the desk making sure his feet were straight and measured up from the bottom of the feet

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Step 2

  • Connect the marks and draw a straight line

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Step 3

  • Lay down the first piece of Washi Tape, make sure it’s straight

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Step 4

  • Continue laying the Washi Tape down and smoothing it with your fingers
  • Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can remove it and reposition it very easily

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Step 5

  • The bird is covered, make sure the Washi Tape is smooth

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Step 6

  • Turn the bird over with the Washi Tape down on the cutting mat, use the X-ACTO Knife to trim around the edge, removing the excess Washi Tape

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Step 7

  • And the bird is covered

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Step 8

  • Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge
  • I had these little containers of Mod Podge in my crafting supplies, they come about 6 or 8 in the package with a variety of different Mod Podge for different uses
  • After the Mod Podge is dry, glue the bead on for the eye

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Stop back on Wednesday to see the rest of the Spring Mantel! And in the meantime, here are a couple more projects we have made with Washi Tape…

How to make Washi Tape Birdhouses :: HoosierHomemade.com

Washi Tape Birdhouses

Washi Tape Dry Erase Board

Dry Erase Board decorated with Washi Tape

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