I have horrible seasonal allergy! I hope you don’t because I hate it!
If you do, you’d know that sneezing nonstop and having runny nose are extremely annoying. I take my allergy medications but I still have to carry tissues with me everywhere and I always have one of these on my desk. Toilet paper is not as harsh on my nose and I get to control the amount that I need. But I really don’t like how it looks on my desk :-(
So i got one of these. These tissue boxes look much nicer on my desk. I know there are many different kinds out there: one with antibacterials, one with lotions, …but I go through these really fast too. So i thought, why not combine the two?
I opened it up. This particular box opens on the side.
In goes my toilet paper roll :)
Close it with a piece of tape or some glue.
And…ta-da…Looks much better and a lot more economical :)
Hey girl, the necklace finally arrived this morning, thank you so much. It's so pretty. Soon i'll upload some photos :3! I hope someday I can send you something made by me :3 and that you like it of course :D! Btw, I make plushies if you are interested in something little and cute.
Oh great! I was nervous this whole time. It takes quite a while to get there eh? I’m really glad it’s arrived. Can’t wait to see the photos of you wearing it :) Plushies are the cutest :)
Since we’re on the subject of patterned duct tape and cardboards…I must warn you, this is kind of addicting! As long as you still have some tape left, you’ll want to cover everything with it :) Check out these magazine/paper holders I made yesterday using cardboard and duct tape too.
However, this coaster project has been one on my list since my scarf hanger project. Check it out and you’ll see where I got these cardboard circles from. I already have these cuties and I love them but you can never have too much coasters, right?
Let’s make some coasters.
I cut little slits like this to make sure I cover the edge of the circle nicely.
see what I mean?
It’s really that simple. Done! This is the front.
..and this is the back
Psstt: While these coasters will protect your surface from your hot and cold beverages, you’ll have to clean the condensation on them because they don’t have much of a absorbing ability. Oh, who cares, they look super cute and cost next to nothing :-).
To really end it all, I used the last bits of my duct tape roll to cover this cork board that I got from Ikea for $6. I’m glad I ran out of tape before I cover everything in sight with it :-) that is until I get another roll…in another print…muuuuaahahahahahha
I want to fit my 12x12 patterned papers so I’m gonna use the longer side of the box. It measures 14in.
Using a pen and ruler, I drew a line on both side of the box like this. If you make more than one box and plan on having them right next to each other then make sure the slopes of these lines are the same on all boxes.
Cut along your drawn lines using a craft knife and be very careful while cutting
Cut the top part off too…
see how my 12x12 paper pack fits just fine inside of it?
Now the fun part starts…
cover your box with duct tape
Here they are on the shelf of my crafting/sewing nook.
I’ll update you guys on the nook. I’m turning a closet into my crafting, sewing place. Here is a sneak peek
I’m sure you have all seen this famous picture of a genius idea
My husband and I have used this for a while too but with our move recently and our new Ikea desks, it does NOT work :-( The table top is much thicker than a regular size paper clips can grip. If we used larger paper clips, there wouldn’t be any point because the wires would still fall through the larger handles…NOOOOOOO.
We went to Staple and a few other places to look for a new alternatives without any lucks. With all the cardboard boxes we have around, i decided to give this challenge a try. So, i came up with this:
I know, not nearly as nice looking but after almost a month of using it, we know it works. My husband even requested for a second one. We originally thought this was gonna be a temporary solution until we find something better but it seems like we don’t have to at all. We’re good with not having to pay a penny for it too :-)
I know that it’s way too easy for a DIY but I’ll give it to you anyway:
Let me know what clever way you do for this particular issue at your work place? I’d really love to hear and if we come across something better, I’d definitely share!
I thought some of you might be interested in this awesome giveaway so I’m sharing… :-)
You probably already know Kim & Kris - the 2 lovely ladies over at the DIY Dish. This week is their Birthday week and they are giving away tons of cool stuff. Why don’t you go over there to wish them a Happy Birthday and see if you can win!
Good luck to us!
Psst: Click on the picture for the link to the DIY Dish website!