Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Accidental Project

It started out as a simple desire to better organize my big box of Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts, Clearly For Art, and Blossom Bucket Embellishments.  In the middle of doing so, my eyes kept darting between the spools Art Parts and the pile of tissue tape and washi tape on my work table.  Before I knew it, I was busy creating a simple, yet useful way to corral my tapes and keep them where I could see them.  Now, admittedly I have way more tapes than I need to keep out, but at least now I can have the tapes I most often use, or the tapes I need for a particular project at hand and all in one place.

The tubes that come with the spools set weren't long enough for my purposes, so I simply glued three together, reinforced the seams with tape (appropriate, huh?), then covered them totally with tape....this time tissue tape.  As you probably know, tissue tape does not stick to itself (duh! if it did how would we get it off the roll?), so to make sure it stayed put, and to give the whole thing some added strength, I covered it with Glue N Seal.  Wait!  Before I did that, I sprayed it with some Dylusions sprays.  I think it's time for some photos.



Above, the finished tape holder.  Like I said, simple.  To be useful, there just isn't much room for embellishments.



To finish off the top, I threaded some beads on a stick pin and just stuck it into the end cap of the tube (with a bit of glue to make sure it stays put).



The only place where I could do any stamping was on the disc on the bottom, and I used Wendy's polka dot stamp over the sprayed Art Part.


Ta da!  My tape holder in action.  Room for lots more, as you can see.



Now that I accidentally did something creative today, do you think I can also accidentally do some laundry?  Hah!  Sometimes I really crack myself up.


21 comments:

Dorothy said...

That's awesome Eileen!!

Bearcrazyman said...

Very cool and functional...

Marys stamping and scrapping said...

Wow I love this.. thanks for sharing..

Alicia said...

I love this Eileen it is just perfect for your tapes and I love the decorating you did to it! *Hugs*

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Great idea!

wendy vecchi said...

GENIUS idea!!

Nancy said...

COOL! I'm always trying to find ways to store stash compactly - this is perfect! You are so smart!!

Tammy D said...

Eileen that is awesome! I love it!

Elena said...

Your post was fantastic until you mentioned laundry!!! LOL!!! This is really a great idea Eileen ! I am all over it!

Elena said...

Your post was fantastic until you mentioned laundry!!! LOL!!! This is really a great idea Eileen ! I am all over it!

Elena said...

PS: Did you figure out how to store the art parts and blossom buckets? I have tons and tons and have no idea how to store them!

Anita Houston said...

TOTALLY ROCKING AWESOME!!! You are a genius'

snazzyoriginal said...

Great idea, great colours xx

Patzee said...

Brilliant! How clever and creative you are! This is a great solution to tape storage. Now get that laundry done!!

Mary Anne said...

That is awesome, such a useful yet beautiful and creative item. I really like how you took something that you already had around the house and transformed it

Karen said...

Love it: Great idea and funky colours.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! What a gorgeous plan for storage.

Lisa :) said...

This is a great idea!

CuddlyBunny said...

I think you should accidentally have some wine and head back to the art studio! You're clearly on a roll (whew, can you believe I typed that with a straight face?)!

I love this idea, clever and PRETTY!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

the art parts of Wendy Vecchi... I heard of them before, but never seen them in real, so it's a bit hard to image what they are supposed to be for...

Anyway, you made a gorgeous stand for your tissue tapes ! I love the colorsprays on the tissue tape.
But I think you could use some more colorful tapes ! I found a lot on ebay with the vendor "zakkalover".
Or maybe this is not such a good advice....

I don't think the laundry itself is the biggest problem.. it's the ironing and folding and getting it back in the closets...

But I reward myself : doing some homework and then I'm allowed to be creative for the rest of the day..

greetings from belgium
inge

Lisa H said...

Love this idea!! It looks good and is functional. =)