Saturday, January 29, 2011

Planning Pretty.

One of my New Year's goals is go get more organized. (as always. Oh, and lose those 15 lbs. too... yeah.)
I used to use a planner regularly but somehow fell out of the habit.

So I thought if I had a pretty one, I'd be more likely to use it.
My thoughts immediately went to duct tape.
What? You don't think "pretty" and "duct tape" in the same sentence?
You should. I'm loving their new patterns, including this black and white damask.



I just did strips of duct tape down the front of the book.
I could've lined up the pattern like you would with wall paper, but I'm a bit too lazy for that.


I also covered the inside cover, just to make it feel more finished and secure.
The coordinating black and white swirly pages were a bonus.


So cute!! But it wasn't quite done.
I hot glued a flower in my favorite shade of teal to the front.
And then topped it with a Swarovski crystal.



Black and white damask? Check.
Teal/Turquoise/Aqua flower? Check.
Sparkly bling? Check.
Pretty planner to keep me organized? Check.

*****
Have you used duct tape for anything pretty or fun?

p.s. The winner of the most recent giveaway is Jade who said...
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30 comments:

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

ooohhh...pretty! I love damask patterns. I knew Duct Tape came in solid colors but not pretty patterns like that. I will have to look for some!

kraftykash said...

We see that tape at Micheals all the time, I never know what to do with it. Cute project!!

Sharon said...

I love the mismatched look! You did an awesome job, you creative lady you!! Two thumbs up!!

Colleen said...

At least one Christmas present is wrapped in duct tape every year. One of Joe's friends made a really nice duct tape bow for Joe's present this year. It's one of the best inventions ever.

Clarissa said...

wow, didn't know that duct tape comes in any color other than gray! thts awesome!

Bethe77 said...

Very creative and beautiful! I love it! I dont hink I would have ever thought of that.

Amy said...

I LOVE it! But you knew I would. :)

this is ME - said...

I had no idea duct tape came in patterns like that!!! love your idea; simple & clever!

AdronsCatherine said...

I have *just* started making duck tape hair bows! ;o)

Kimberly Kay said...

Cheap notebooks + about 10 rolls of fun duct tape + 45 Girl Scouts + 45 Sharpies = a fun journal for our campout! The girls got so creative they even made loops on each side of the notebooks to keep it closed and hold their Sharpies...hours of fun!!!

Momma H said...

I have a friend who took an old teeshirt, shaped it like a hobo purse and lined the inside and edges with leopard print duct tape. Cute!

Country Dreaming said...

Somewhere along the line I have missed several of your posts.
Where have I been??? Busy I guess.
Anyway---love you Wed. ending with cupcakes, Thurs. Beautiful post was
great! Friday's picture is stunning. Have not done anything with the printed duct tape but I might now. Love it.

Happy Saturday.
Stock up we are in for another biggie on Tues/Wed.


Melinda

Lauren said...

I've been a follower of you on Twitter for awhile but I'm not an official blog follower :)

www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

Brandy said...

I use zebra duct tape all the time in my art. I've pasted a link as an example. I'm addicted to duct tape and it's new patterns. Nice journal by the way. Love it!
http://brandyink.typepad.com/brandyink/2010/09/up-close-and-personal.html

Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby said...

What a great use for cute tape and a plain planner...I like that this way you choose the planner that will work best for your organizing style or is the right price rather than the one that already comes equipped with a cute cover.

Jenni said...

that is super cute! would have never thought to use duct tape for a planner makeover!

Kelly said...

I have this exact same planner and now Im inspired to make it extra fabulous as well :)

~Melissa~ said...

Ok... maybe this is a dumb question but I'm in Hong Kong and out of the loop of US things for about 6 years now. Where do you get this fancy duct tape? Walmart? I love the looks of it!

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

super cute! love that tape!!

Dawson Cattle Company said...

LOVE the book idea. My 8yr old is into zebra. We show cattle, so we wrapped her showstick with zebra duct tape and put some bling on it! Now she has a one of kind stick in the show ring.

Danielle said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! We just bought some bright colors and zebra print this weekend. I know how we'll spend our Sunday afternoon :)

Aimee K. said...

Cute - and I love the duct tape - haven't seen anything like that before! I LOVE black & white damask prints:) A cute and great way to keep you organized, too . . .

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Wow! I have been oodling over that duck tape for months but not purchased it because I had no idea what I would do with it. Thanks for the awesome idea!

Paula J said...

Too cute!!

I've never used the designer duct tape for projects... but, a friend's daughter made the cutest tote bag with 2 different patterns. She used solid for the bag part & the cute zebra print for the trim & strap/handle.

So creative... :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Love this, Beki! I had no idea they made damask duct tape...I'll have to track some down for myself!

amy d said...

that turned out so stinkin cute! i am loving the patterned duct tape, but haven't used it yet..yet!

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

Nice job on the planner.
I'm gonna have to look for duct tape like that:)

CalvaryGirl said...

I have hot pink duct tape that I have used in my class at church for a couple of years now. We have dark blue carpet, and I make three big X spots next to the exit gate for the kids to sand on while they're waiting to "go potty". It helps us be organized since we have anywhere from 12-18 three year olds each week!

Amanda said...

Wow! I love that print. What a great tip! This would make a great gift also.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Damask duct tape, and your planner idea, but my Hobby Lobby in Conroe, Texas does not carry that print, can you tell me where I can find it or where you purchased yours at?