Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It {Back to Basics}

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Next, in typical Monday fashion, I am linking up with the always inspirational Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! 

My Monday Made It life is quite the roller coaster ride. If only I was a clip artist I would doodle a representation of the ride. One minute I'm up on top of the world, the next minute I'm plummeting down down down to the depths of crafting despair. However, Happy July! I can just tell that July is going to be a great month of crafting! Wouldn't you agree?

This week I went back to basics and stuck with what works for me. Out with the Modge Podge mess, in with the Washi Tape success. The only material needed was washi tape. I was able to take this simple tool and completely transform a clipboard, wooden letter A, and giant clothespin. This was so simple that even the Queen of the Craft Fail couldn't mess up! I am telling you washi tape is foolproof! Take it from someone who knows!

I spent yesterday by myself watching TV and crafting away. It was truly a wonderful day! I got all caught up on my DVR and crafting projects! Here's what I churned out this weekend! 

Transformed Items:
1. Wooden Letter A
2. Giant clothespin
3. Clipboard

Wooden Letter A to use as a fun desk decoration
Materials Needed:
Blue chevron washi tape ($1.80 at Michaels)
Green polkadot washi tape ($1.80 at Michaels)
Wooden Letter A (50¢ at Michaels)

Giant clothespin to use on a "work to tweet about" bulletin board
Materials Needed: 
Blue chevron washi tape (same as above)
Birdie washi tape ($1.80 at Hobby Lobby)
Giant clothespin (50¢ at Michaels)

Custom clipboard because plain clipboards are a snooze fest
Remember how last week's clipboard turned out???
So much happier with this one! And it is one I can actually use! 
I plan on adding my name in stickers below the green line as well as an inspirational quote sticker on the back when I get around to finding one at the store.
Materials Needed: 
12x12 washi tape sheets ($5.99 for a pack of 5 sheets at Target)
Clipboard ($1.50 at Walmart)
Green chevron washi tape (same as above)
Blue chevron washi tape (same as above) 

Please Note: All washi tapes were previously owned and used on multiple projects before, as well as will be used on future projects. This tape lasts a looooong time! It is such a great investment! Seriously buy some right now!

This is what's on the agenda for next week! 
Have any ideas what it might turn into? Will it be a craft fail or craft success? Comment below and let me know! If you are correct, I will send you my font or doodle frame pack for free! 


  1. Your crafting ability is SERIOUSLY rockin'! I'm sooo making some clipboards before back to school time. I'm hoping they look decent enough to give as first day of school gifts for my own kids' teachers!

    Your giveaway prizes are even MORE rockin'! Just a heads up - the GFC links weren't working this morning. NOt sure if it's because it's really gone for good or what...

    I love seeing the things you make! :)
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  2. Your crafting journey always makes me giggle:) I love how you share your highs and lows and always with humor! Your projects turned out great! Thanks for linking them up:) The paint stirrers.....hmmmm....maybe some type of library markers????? A Cupcake for the Teacher did an awesome project with those and her numbering system:) You should give it a peek:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Found you on Monday Made It! I have to get my Washi Tape! I saw a pack on Etsy that I am thinking about purchasing...the possibilities look endless! I can't wait to see what you do with those paint stirrers! Glad to be a new follower - congrats on your recent 600!
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  4. I like what you did with the clipboards! I need to invest in this washi tape!

    My guess for the paint stirrers - number lines??

  5. Love it!!! I'm definetly going to do the clipboards!! Thanks for the inspiration!


  6. Tell me more about Washi Tape. Is it sticky or do you have to add adhesive? I saw some printed tape at Target, but it didn't say Washi Tape - was it Washi Tape? I am kind of lost on it.


  7. You are very quickly making me a washi tape addict! I love all the products you make with it!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  8. Are you making pointers with the paint sticks? It's the only thing I can think of with them...
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  9. I saw the letters and large clothespins at Michaels they are cute and cheap! However, I was on another mission and I couldn't dig for the colors/letters I would need :( Now that you dressed them up and made them look so cute I may just have to go back and dig :)


  10. I got a giant clothespin from Michael's! Cute idea. I can't wait to glue a magnet on the back of mine and put it on my board at school. ;D

    You Might Be a First Grader….

  11. Adorable, I haven't used Washi tape yet, but this makes me really want to try it!!

    The Resource(ful) Room

  12. I keep seeing people post about Washi tape, but I am going to have to look into it! :)

  13. I just bought a whole bunch of that Washi tape at Michaels but I had no idea what I would use it for. Thanks for the ideas!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  14. I feel like I've been living under a rock... I never heard of Washi tape until I just read your post. Now I definitely need to try using it for something! Thanks for sharing.


  15. Ash - i am loving your Washi tape obsession. So much fun and it looks so easy to use. As for the paint sticks, I am guessing sticks for student self-assessment (like showdown) or a really cool table top...good luck! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  16. I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin'. I love your clipboard. I'll have to get some washi tape ;)

    A Very Curious Class

  17. Your projects have inspired me! I am bound and determined to get some washi tape and make some things of my own! Thank you for sharing these ideas!


  18. I am definitely inspired to tackle my clipboards! I have a class set that has seen better days... now to calculate the damage if I washi tape the whole enchilada!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  19. I love your ideas. Washi here I come. So my guess is- covered in washi for sure, and put together to make frames for student work or center signs or perhaps to place under a line of text so they can keep their place. Wrong, I know but can't wait to see.

  20. I LOVE that you can still admit your failures... I wouldn't even post them because I'd be too dang embarrassed! BUT, you've given me some inspiration and I'll now be posting about my fails as they come along.

    I LOVE the way your washi board turned out. I have 300+ rolls of washi but never know what to do with them.. welp, now I do! :)

    Your MMI this week will be a craft success :) I know it! I think you're going to be putting washi on the paint sticks and maybe using them as book markers or place holders in the library? I dunno!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

    1. Wow, just realized I guess I really LOVE everything... sorry for the major fail in capitals.

      Miss V's Busy Bees


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