Many years ago, I was all into masking tape. Meaning, I made things with it. I made all sorts of things. Wallets, animal sculptures, a hand (that was pretty neat), and I even made a desk cup for myself once! It's been sitting now on my desk for all these years, filled with pencils, scissors, and other long things that go in a desk cup.
It is made of masking tape, so over time, it's gradually slumped over, or rather, backwards, so that it can't even stand up on it's own anymore. It's been leaning against a picture I have on my desk, half covering my friend's face. (Sorry Rachel!)
When my mom got rid of her big 4-cup measuring glass recently because the measuring indicators on the side were nearly all rubbed off, I rescued the big ol' thing out of the trash, sure that I could make something of it. I had the idea to make it my new desk cup soon after I took it, but I didn't just want to dispense of the old cup and use the new one without decorating it in some way! (And let's be honest; I wanted to blog about how I would decorate it. ;)) So this is how I did it!
Once upon a time, when I was about ten probably, I got two new pairs of PJ pants, of the same silky, lovable fabric. One was brown with different colored stars, and other was off-white with different colored hearts. You wanna see what they look like?
I loved one pair (the brown) more than the other, but I loved them both. I told myself (and I think my oldest sister too) that I would wear those pants until I could no longer wear those pants!
One day, when I was probably 13, I was wearing the hearty pants. Well, I forgot to pull up the pants before I squatted, and the next thing I heard was r-i-i-i-p. I knew where they had ripped: right in the rump. But! I could still wear them! Oh yes, I could. I continued to wear those pants until a sibling or someone said I should stop, and I finally laid those pants down to rest...in my bottom drawer, where I keep fabric and other art supplies. (Hey, I showed you a picture of my bottom drawer in this post!)
The next summer, I had a friend stay with me for about a week (the same friend, in fact, who's picture was half covered by the masking tape cup!), and I told her the story of how the pants broke, and she thought it was very funny. Because it was very funny.
But me thinks I should get on with this tutorial, perhaps? Ooh, and this might be a good time to mention that this was not my idea, so don't go spreadin' this around like I'm a genius for thinking this up. 'Cause it ain't the truf! (I mean, you can definitely go spread it around, but don't give me full credit.) I saw it on Pinterest, and I'm sure it's been done by more people than I know of.
(In a booming voice)...GET YOUR SUPPLIES READY! Ahem.
Old fabric (that you'd better not mind cutting)
A clear glass vessel to adhere your fabric to
Spoon (or finger)
Newspaper (to work on)
Almonds (to snack on while you work)
P.S. In case you were wondering...I still wear the brown pants. Not sayin' they fit though.
P.P.S. I haven't yet taken the time to figure out how to add the pin it button to my peektors, but I pin all my posts, so if you want them, go ahead and follow me on Pinterest!