It’s time for another installment of “Not The Craftiest of Crafters Attempts to Craft” . . . . starring yours truly! :-) It’s been awhile . . . so I thought it might be safe to ATTEMPT another craft that I’ve had my eye on. The funny thing about this particular project is that I chose it because it looked SO easy and quick and straight-forward. All GOOD THINGS in my crafting world.
But due to circumstances beyond my control (like Walmart’s ugly choices of duct tape colors!) I had to actually do some fairly complicated crafting things (complicated for ME at least) to finally make this work out. But you know what? It DID work out! Better than I ever could have imagined. This was actually a real boost to my crafting ego. I might have to change the name of my crafting efforts to “Not The Craftiest of Crafters . . . BUT NOT THE WORST . . . Attempts To Craft”. :-)
So, let’s get crafting shall we?
I was ALL OVER this idea because I JUST got an iPad and the boring black case that came with it was, well, boring. I was completely up-to-date with shelf/drawer liner products, having recently used a LOT of it in my pantry and pots and pans cupboard makeovers.
And how hard could it be to find some cute duct tape???
HA! EXTREMELY hard in my case! I searched and searched my small town over and could only come up with these 4 colors (if you can call gray and black COLORS!) I couldn’t even find any red!
It was quite frustrating because I had seen all KINDS of great colors online. ugh. Guess I should have just waited and ordered some. Or, maybe not.
Because if I hadn’t been FORCED to “think outside the box” at this point . . . I would definitely not have come up with THIS!
It ended up being a little more work than the duct tape version . . . but I am so happy with how it turned out . . . I don’t even care. :-)
So, since this is the first craft type TUTORIAL I’ve ever attempted . . . I’m sure it will leave a lot to be desired. But I hope you can hang in there. I promise I’ll get better!
I still used shelf/drawer liner as the “base” of the clutch…but decided to try FABRIC instead of duct tape as the decorative element. I just happened to find a do-it-yourself pillowcase kit on CLEARANCE at Walmart in their fabric section for $4.00! It came with 3 pieces of coordinating fabric, which I proceeded to cut into shapes and sizes that would fit the piece of shelf liner I had cut out to cover the iPad (I wrapped the liner around the iPad and saw how much it would take to cover, then added about 6 inches for the flap).
I used another Heat n Bond product…this time the “tape” form. Using the same technique as above (ironing on, peeling off paper backing, ironing again to fuse together) I made a flap on each end. Then I added a piece of velcro as a closure.
Getting CRAFTY is today’s…..