I’m pretty fortunate to have a job I actually like.
I work at a pet adoption center in Los Angeles and working with animals is amazing! Helping families find a new four-legged family member is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had
Working with animals means having to be prepared for anything! It also means carrying a bunch of random stuff in your pockets like poop bags, treats and rubber gloves. I was getting tired of walking around with bulging pockets that I decided I needed a little belt bag.
I found this one at my local crafting store…
It is also commonly known as a waist pouch, hip pouch, belt pack, waist bag, etc. etc.
Just don’t call it a fanny pack!!!
It looked really plain and boring, so I decided to give it a quick “no-sew” makeover with this…
The Liquid Stitch was very easy to use and is machine washer and dryer safe!
I cut my fabric to size and folded the fabric around the edges of the flap.
Fold and hold this until you get a crease. Tuck in any loose edges and iron to secure the crease. Glue and let dry for at least 24 hours.
During one of my bargain hunts, I happened to come across a plain Dayrunner memo book. I felt like I had struck gold because it was in decent condition, unused, and it definitely had potential!
I started with the basics- scrapbook paper and Mod Podge
I wrapped the corners with washi tape, added some embellishments, lightly dusted with glitter and sealed it with several coats of Mod Podge
The inside was wrapped in washi tape, while the notebooks inside were spruced up with some scrapbook paper.
I have to say, I am becoming a little obsessed with this washi tape!!! It’s so easy to use and they come in all kinds of different colors and prints. Definitely one of the most versatile crafting products I have ever purchased.
Since my previous post, I have become a tiny bit obsessed with making more of those little washi tape jars. So far, the three I made have found their purpose in my powder room.I had so many bobby pins, my cats started to use them as little toys they could bat around on the floor at 3 am…But no more! My hair clips and hairpins are safely housed in the washi tape jars I made.
I ‘m really, really loving these little jars! A little stylish and functional!
In keeping with the re-newal trend since the last post, my next project was to clean out and re-purpose some old candle jars. I love to keep a small candle burning at all times and I always end up with lots of these little glass jars. My plan was to clean them out and use them as little storage containers. So here is what I came up with…
After I thoroughly cleaned the jar out, I used washi tape to wrap around the candle.
Then sealed it with a coat of Mod Podge
And now I have a new storage container to keep bobby pins in!
So after a few month of being away, I was finally able to sit down and work on some new projects
This time I worked on a set of coaster that definitely needed a makeover. I think I found these set of coasters at a thrift store for a dollar and planned on doing something with them, but I just never got around to it. These are pretty neat because you can put a little picture in them. Instead of using photos, I decided to use some cute inspirational quotes.
These little coasters will be perfect for the upcoming spring weather!