Happy Friday! I'm guest posting over at Southern Lovely today as part of Lindsay's "What I Know" series, talking a bit about how I think in 3s to make up a meal. Take a minute and go check it out!
This month's theme for the Pinspired and Rewired Challenge was to use Washi Tape. Now, to be honest, I think washi tape is fun and cute, but I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate it into my house without having it look like I taped tape onto something. Somehow, slapping colorful pieces of tape on things around the house just didn't excite me as much as it seems to excite a lot of other people. But that's just me. If washi tape floats your boat, go for it! It's awesomely cute and can add just the right oomph to something plain. Which, in the end, is what I did!
I took a quick look on Pinterest, and got inspired by Cheryl's washi tape clothespin magnets. We don't have a magnetic fridge, so we are short on magnet space, but clothespins always come in handy. And what do you know, I have a pile of J's "artwork" gathering dust by the back door, just waiting for a loving mommy to come and acknowledge the genius already!
So, I have a handful of clothespins, a
n armful of paper scribbles a collection of priceless works, and some washi tape from Target. As an added patriotic gesture, I only picked the red and blue washi tape so my display can commemorate Memorial's Day, July 4th (because yes, it's going to stay up for a while), and possibly even Labor Day.
Cutting the tape in half lengthwise fit the clothespins perfectly, and then I just hung up J's art using some baker's twine and the hooks that were already on the wall from my Library Card Advent Calendar.
Speaking of art, how do you display your childrens' creations? Do you keep them at all? Swap them out of frames? Take digital photographs and create a catalog of artwork to rival the collection at the Met? I'd love to know your thoughts and techniques, because I have a feeling I will be needing some sort of coping mechanism for a long time to come!