Take a memo. Gone are the days of plain plastic trays for sorting tape, labels, and your eleven favorite highlighters. Sure, you can stash those coveted Pilot G-2 Gel Rolling Ball Extra Fine Point Black Ink pens in your collegiate coffee mug that sits proudly on your desk, but wouldn’t you rather use that mug to get your daily dose(s) of coffee? Some may argue that their rolls of tape are comfortable swimming in a sea of mismatched adhesive: masking tape, washi tape, scotch tape, duct tape, and…a cassette tape?
Collectors, hoarders, and otherwise disorganized crafters, fret no more. Our talented Shoppe Manager shows us how to use a fun paper mache painting technique and spruce up your work space. We’ll just plant this idea here and see where you take it. Email your potted organizational solutions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eco-Green Acrylic Paint – Coral
Distress Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz – Picket Fence
- Apply acrylic paint to paper mache pots. This paint color will be seen through the top layer of crackle paint. Let dry.
- Apply crackle paint to pots. Let dry.
- Cut long strips of paper to fit the width of pot rims. Adhere to rim.
- Fill with office supplies and crafting goodies. Bonus points if supplies coordinate with pots.
- Make a set for your co-workers or family members for the holidays. Doesn’t it feel great to be organized and on top of things?
Project and photo by Vanessa Spencer