Saturday, March 12, 2011

work in progress: make your own measuring tape


Need:

fabric measuring 1 inch wide by 36 inches long
ruler
fine point sharpie
stayz on ink (black)
number stamps

1.  Measure and mark inches, half inches, and quarter inches with Sharpie using ruler as a guide.  Refer to your own measuring tape for marking ideas.


2.  Stamp numbers using number stamps and StayZ On ink in black.


Use in fabric projects...


Use in scrapbook projects...


Use as ribbon when wrapping gifts...


Use to measure?  (maybe not)


I'm not sure what I'll use mine for yet.  What would you use it for?

20 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

Bwah-hahaha - I was just thinking that I am terrible at marking correct measurements and there's no way I would want to make my own measuring tape! And then I got to that second from last statement...

That's a great idea for ribbon for a housewarming gift, though.

Sybillinart said...

I would use it on a scrapbook page or tag or something like that!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

very clever! i think it would make nice ribbon on a gift!!

Dana said...

How fun! So many possibilities (but I could never use mine to measure! hee, hee) :)

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving a comment! Dana @ D'Lea Designs

Lucy Designs said...

Oh I love the idea of using it as ribbon! how pretty and unique!

Chris said...

I think it would be lovely as a decorative accent on a pillow or a gift, for anyone who loves to craft.

petite hermine said...

Your rose pillow project has been featured on my Sunday Linky Party this week! Can't wait to see what you're sharing this time! Check it out here :)
http://petitehermine.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-linky-party-6-goodies.html

Heather said...

That is so very clever- and super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Love said...

This is adorable! Great job!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea1 =) I don't own measuring tape so i'll certainly make it instead of buying some! thanks!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Victoria said...

ohmygosh what a cute idea! I love stamps. I recently discovered how awesome they are. I really want to try this now!

found you through comment love Sunday!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Very creative and vintage looking. I like!
Stopped over from FTLOB, have a good one!
http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

I love to make homemade gift wrap. This is so great!

Thanks for visiting by blog and leaving a kind comment:) So nice to make new friends!

Lindy said...

I love this project. I think the measuring tape would make great trim on one of your cute pillows!

Jeanene @ The Queen Bees Hive said...

That is so cute and clever! Yours looks so professional ~ after all that I don't know if I would ever dare use it ~ 'cause I would want to use a lot!

Love it!

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

This is great... you could use it on a picture frame. :)

I found you on the blog hop and an now following.

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

love it! a little too precious time wise to use for ribbon, but maybe wrapped around some containers or used with a collage would be great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara




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Hearthandmade said...

this looks fantastic but i am a total NOOB when it comes to rubber stamping in straight lines lol. Seriously. I need some sort of device that can have them all taped together. Im awful. Also lazy but you did an amazing job

Anonymous said...

Andy Harglesis says...

I would use it to measure my 8.2 inch penis.

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