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Washi Tape Price Tag Tutorial

Make Your Tags Less Boring!

Time to spice up the lame white price tags on your products. I have a whole bunch of those plastic price tags on string from the store and I decided they needed a little makeover. This is super easy with lots of benefits.

DIY Washi tape price tags tutorial - by 9000things



First, the materials:

Washi Tape Price Tags Tutorial - 9000 things

Just plastic price tags, scissors and bright neon washi tape.

All you do is cut the washi tape into little rectangles and stick them onto one side of the tags.

Make your plastic price tags way cuter with washi tape | DIY tutorial by 9000 things

And now you have adorable, eye catching price tags that are reusable! Pull the tag off after every sale. I also use this method to track inventory, making notes of the tags I’ve collected when I get home. Then, just remove the marked up washi tape and repeat.

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Learning to Weave on a Loom

By the way, I’m also taking a weaving course right now. Here’s my very first attempt at weaving!

Learning to weave on a loom - 9000things

I’m going for an ombre effect, from cream to mint green to turquoise with a bold pink salmon/peach stripe at the neck of what I assume is going to be a scarf?

Weaving is fun! Highly recommend.

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Washi Tape Yay!

How much fun is this?

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So many possibilities!

I just bought a bunch of washi tape to make art to sell at the SoWa Open Market this season. Come check me out in Boston every Sunday from May to October!

Follow me on facebook for a preview of awesome things to come ;D

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Formica Floor: Upcycle Project

I’m not a huge fan of the word “upcycle,” but I recognize it as a necessary part of my life. This is an ultimate upcycle project.

Formica floor upcycle project - 9000things

Interior design businesses get Formica sample chips by the truckload, and once their board gets low, they get an entire board replacement. That means SO many Formica samples being thrown away constantly. This makes my eye twitch.

Material list:

roughly 2,500 rectangular formica samplesĀ (1.5 x 2.5 inches each)
tile grout
flooring trowel (with teeth!)
acrylic lacquer (topcoat sealant)

This was a pretty simple project! We stuck the samples straight onto our subfloor using regular tile grout from Home Depot. We started in the far corner and by keeping everything tight together, it stayed really straight.

Formica floor upcycle project - 9000things

Oh wow my outfit. We were installing the floor on a lofted bedroom of our studio. Check out those sexy power drills ;O

Formica floor upcycle project - 9000things

We started by grouping five or six sample colors together and arranging them into a roughly 12×12 square- a lot like organizing a quilt.

Then we took one group, spread our tile grout down over a 12×12 ish area and placed the tiles without any gaps between them. Over, and over, and over, and over…

Formica floor upcycle project - 9000things

…Until we had an entire patchwork floor. I like how it looks a little like pixels.

We let the floor dry for a couple of days before topcoating. We used a clear acrylic lacquer-like finish and did at least two coats. Another 2 days letting it dry and we were ready to move into our bedroom!

Formica floor upcycle project - 9000things

This is an old project, but still one of the most ambitious I’ve attempted. Would love to see other uses for Formica tiles!

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