Thursday, July 12, 2012

Be My Guest: vanessa of nifty thrifty things

Hi friends,
I'm still away but you will love today's guest. I'm so thrilled to have Vanessa of {nifty thrifty things} here as my final guest. I love Vanessa's style, her projects and beautiful photography. Here's how Vanessa describes herself and {nifty thrifty things}:

I love decorating, designing and most of all, being thrifty.
I started this little space on the web to blog about things I like, things I love and things I convert into things I like and love. Always trying to stay on the thrifty side.
Being frugal on my spending has always been part of me and I believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home comfortable and cozy.

Currently I live in northern Germany. This is where I’m from and where I grew up. From 2008–2010 I lived in Texas though, where I met my best friend and now husband. Eventually we’re planning on making Texas our home and settle down.


Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa and you can usually find me blogging over @ {nifty thrifty things}. I'm super excited to be here at Carolyn's blog today and to share one of my favorite tutorials from my blog with you:

I'm in love with all kinds of decorative tape. After trying the DIY version of washi tape, I also tried my hands on fabric tape. I love that you can use up scrap fabric and make the tape in any pattern you can find fabric in.


What you'll need:
  • Strips of fabric
  • Strong double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips
How to:
  1. Apply the tape to the wrong side of your fabric scraps. (Leave the backing on until you're ready to use the fabric tape)
  2. Cut the fabric around the double sided tape.
  3. Cut strips to desired width.
  4. Roll up the fabric tape strips and secure with a paper clip to keep it from unrolling.

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  1. What is a good double sided tape?

    1. Hello,
      I checked with Vanessa of Nifty Thrifty Things and she said double sided carpet tape is the best - it's very heavy duty.
      Thanks so much for visiting.

  2. Thanks for sharing Vanessa, thats a nifty way to decorate gifts :)



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