I am a stationary geek. These DIY stringed envelopes make me happy in my happy place.

I am a stationary geek. These DIY stringed envelopes make me happy in my happy place.

Repurpose Old Jeans to Make a  Pencil Cube | Crafts ‘n Coffee
I am in love with this denim cube. Crafted from recycled denim and styrofoam it is definitely at the top of my to do list.

Repurpose Old Jeans to Make a  Pencil Cube | Crafts ‘n Coffee

I am in love with this denim cube. Crafted from recycled denim and styrofoam it is definitely at the top of my to do list.

Hamster Powered Paper Shredder via Curbly 
Don’t worry animal lovers, this is not a product on the market. But it is completely amusing, and quite practical. The animal is not only shredding sensitive documents, but providing itself with new bedding material. Win/win right?
No animals were harmed in the making of this tumblr post.

Hamster Powered Paper Shredder via Curbly

Don’t worry animal lovers, this is not a product on the market. But it is completely amusing, and quite practical. The animal is not only shredding sensitive documents, but providing itself with new bedding material. Win/win right?

No animals were harmed in the making of this tumblr post.

Dispose of Sensitive Documents with a Ziploc Bag and Some Water via Lifehacker
As noted in the article, not overly practical for daily disposal but perfect for those once-in-a-while-no-shredder-to-be-had moments.

Dispose of Sensitive Documents with a Ziploc Bag and Some Water via Lifehacker

As noted in the article, not overly practical for daily disposal but perfect for those once-in-a-while-no-shredder-to-be-had moments.

Wooden tape dispenser. I posted a DIY version of this back in March, and it was/is just as wonderful but in a different way. I like this one because well, I like just about anything well designed and made of wood. There I said it, now I am going to stop there because the double entendres coming to mind are terrible. Also, this totally has DIY potential.
*Note, I found this photo randomly, I am not sure where to purchase it as the link is old and broken.

Wooden tape dispenser. I posted a DIY version of this back in March, and it was/is just as wonderful but in a different way. I like this one because well, I like just about anything well designed and made of wood. There I said it, now I am going to stop there because the double entendres coming to mind are terrible. Also, this totally has DIY potential.

*Note, I found this photo randomly, I am not sure where to purchase it as the link is old and broken.

When is a binder not a binder? When it is a ringfile!

deadends-are-overrated asked:

Hello! I am a huge fan of both your blogs & they have definitely helped reinventing my love for being crafty again. I even borrowed my aunts sewing machine for the holidays! Well I’m having bit of a trouble finding tutorials on how to make nice fabric covers for those ring files, I think that’s the name. I’m starting university in about 3 months so I figured a ring file would keep things in order but I badly want it to be pretty. And just wouldn’t it be nice to change the covers for fun?
And oh please don’t stop what you have been doing here. It’s good food for the soul. Well at least mine. :) Take care!

At first I had no idea what a ring file was or how you would slipcover one but after some googling I am pretty sure what you are referring to is what I would call a binder. (I really hope so). After that I had one slipcover already bookmarked and it was super easy to find a couple more.

This is by far my favourite but then again I am a sucker for the ‘thrown together la dee da’ artistic sort of style. (You know the kind that I couldn’t recreate if my life depended on it!) This one in particular was created by Amanda Hawkins of Ahh-Design using a notebook cover tutorial by Remains of the Day.

This is the aforementioned bookmarked link. A very easy to follow tutorial by Lola…Agian.

This one is from Whip-Up. I adore the velcro-felt closure! Tutorial found here.

Last but certainly not least is a no-sew fabric binder cover tutorial from The Creative Place. Just as pretty as a sewn slip cover this one can be done by anyone.

Thanks for the super kind words of encouragement, your message really made my day! I really hope these photos and tutorials were what you were looking for and help you create something great! Please send me photos of you make as I always love ot share readers works! Cheers,M.

 (via Vintage Book Expanding File | Just Something I Made)
This would take a fairly substantial book I think but well worth the time it takes to find one and make this clever little expandable file holder.

(via Vintage Book Expanding File | Just Something I Made) This would take a fairly substantial book I think but well worth the time it takes to find one and make this clever little expandable file holder.

unpetitbaroque:

I definitely plan on adding office supplies to my birthday wishlist. Particularly these white brocade styles. 
Via The Container Store and See Jane Work

A nice variation from the neutral tones, paper/tweed/plastic we are used to seeing.

unpetitbaroque:

I definitely plan on adding office supplies to my birthday wishlist. Particularly these white brocade styles. 

Via The Container Store and See Jane Work

A nice variation from the neutral tones, paper/tweed/plastic we are used to seeing.

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If the world loves me, it will make sure that I have one of these.

If the world loves me, it will make sure that I have one of these.

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This desk caddy made from lego is very cool. If we had a lego stash round these parts I’d be raiding it for sure.
Clicking through the artist’s Lego tag will give you some great photos to look at!

This desk caddy made from lego is very cool. If we had a lego stash round these parts I’d be raiding it for sure.

Clicking through the artist’s Lego tag will give you some great photos to look at!

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