Everyday, sometime during the morning or evening I can find my husband in the den on the computer. I finally goy tired of the phone book he was using for a trivet.
All you need is a plain white tile, paint chips, paper cutter, brush and decoupage, polyurethane, some felt and a glue gun. I say it shamelessly, I hoard paint chips.
The chips that came striped with multiple colors was perfect. I used my paper cutter and ended up with various sizes. I was going for a geometric design that would imitate the den rug. I used decoupage glue to secure the strips, then followed up with two coats over the top. Once dry, I added a couple coats of poly to seal it. I also glued felt to the back of the tile.
The geometric pattern isn’t a perfect match to the rug, but I still like it.
This was quick to do and the most important thing is my husband loved it! Do you make your own trivets? Do you hoard paint chips?
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Tagged paint chip, Trivets
Did I ever share with you that I’m getting 26 magazines in the mail every month? Stupid I know, but it was either that or totally lose some air miles that were from a random airline that we’ll never use again.
Many are a quick reads like Time, Inc., Fast Company, People and have articles I occassionallly want to keep an article or two for reference. Others I keep pages as ideas or information are Good Housekeeping, Family Circle or Better Homes and Gardens. But, some, I just want to keep the entire magazine like HGTV, Coastal Living, and Real Simple. These, in addition to all the garden, organizing, DIY and cooking magazines I buy and usually keep cause lots of magazine stacks. OMG! I’m a magazine hoarder!!!
I recently found some very cute magazine files at the Target dollar spot that were perfect to house some of these and would also look nice on the shelves in the woman cave. (Sorry, ugly cell phone picture).
I tagged each of them like this.
I followed Cassie from Hi Sugarplum blog tutorial on making labels in pic monkey.
I didn’t have any full label sheets so I used thick white cardstock to print instead and then used scissors to cut out each square. I used double-sided scotch tape to adhere to paint chips that I had punched a hole in. I looped the ribbon through the hole, stapled the ends together and taped the ribbon to the inside of the file holder.
I can change the contents and labels anytime. I’m also one step closer to getting the woman cave organized! So tell me, are you a magazine hoarder? What’s your secret to labeling files?