The old adage “Necessity is the mother of invention” is usually true. And the case of today’s DIY it was especially true
I have this plastic basket that I use to store my paint brushes in. But the holes in the basket make it very easy for the brushes to fall out. So I needed a way to plug the holes.
Yikes! Look at that mess!
Duct Tape to the rescue!
All I did was wrap the basket with this fantastic duct tape that I found at the dollar store. The basket is tapered so the wrapping was not perfect, but it works great for my brushes.
Don’t forget to wrap the inside, because the sticky side of the duct tape peeks through.
Once I was done with the duct tape I added some sparkle tape to the top and bottom for a little fun.
And that is it. The basket is finished and now my brushes are contained!
I have a confession, I love to color. In fact I have been coloring long before it became the popular thing to do. I have always found it a great way to relieve stress and relax me. So when adult coloring books starting becoming popular I was literally giddy with so much happiness! So many possibilities and options! But, they are more expensive than the kids coloring books I usually found in the dollar store. So I started to look online and print them out at home. You can find tons of free coloring pages online, it is almost overwhelming. But with all these pages I needed a way to contain them, a cute holder of some sort.
Here is what I came up with.
DIY Coloring Page Holder
I found this folder at the dollar store and while it works just fine all plain and boring, I just couldn’t leave it like that. (surprised?) Next to the folder was the really cute sparkly tape. Perfect for the folder.
~Tape and file folder
Folder from Dollar Store
~Coloring pages or coloring book and crayons
I just placed the awesome tape around the edges and that was it. Nice and easy and it made the folder so much cuter.
Front of Folder
Just fill with coloring pages that you printed or that wonderful coloring book that you have been working on. Keep your crayons in the folder as well and you are good to go.
Fill with Coloring Pages and Crayons
So do you love coloring as much as I do? Don’t you think this would make a great gift?
Have you embraced the new trend or are you passing on this trend?
Front of Folder
Back side of folder