Monday, April 8, 2013

|diy| your own, personal, power adapter...

Few things right now make me giddy with delight.

They are as follows:

Room Temperature Chocolate Cake and Washi Tape.

Actually if I'm going to be honest with myself it doesn't have to be chocolate cake or room temperature at that. Cold will do, as well. As will cold vanilla. MmmMmm and carrot. Shoot then there's Red Velvet...and COCONUT. Gosh and Hummingbird...oh and old fashioned yellow cake. Ok so basically cake in general, in any way, shape, or form is what I'm trying to say.

And Washi Tape.

In fact, you could make me the happiest woman on earth if you came to my home with a ball of cake crumbs and a roll of washi tape. That's all I need.

And my husband. All I need is my husband, chocolate cake, and washi tape, and I'll be happy.

And my cats.

All I need is my husband, chocolate cake, washi tape, and my cats and I'll be happy.

And Jesus. And that's all I need. I don't need ONE OTHER THING!

Sometimes I feel like Steve Martin in, "The Jerk"

Seriously. 

DIY WASHI TAPE POWER ADAPTER

What You'll Need:
  • Power adapters- cleaned and dried off.
  • Washi tape of your choice
  • (Not shown) X-Acto knife


This couldn't be easier! In fact- to date, this might be the easiest DIY project I've ever done in my whole life. Certainly easier than popsicle stick crafts or pipe cleaner faces OR THOSE MACARONI AND GLUE PROJECTS I did in grade school. Can anyone say "Glue Central"!? Talk about literally having glue EVERYWHERE. Those were hard times, friends.

1. Once your power adapter is cleaned and dried thoroughly, simply choose your most favorite washi tape! I went with a summery "candy cane" stripe thing-a-ma-bob. With diagonal slanted lines...because my life wasn't complicated enough. 

2. No in all honesty, slanted lines are fine- just make sure you're lining up properly for the second row (we'll get there in a sec). SO ANYWAYS, starting on one edge, line up your washi tape as close to the edge as possible and start taping around your adapter. Because I'm Lieutenant Type A Personality, I cut the beginning of my washi tape so it had a perfect straight line (instead of the torn, already been used line that was there from previous uses).  


3. Once you've gone all the way around and are about to reach your starting point, cut straight down, using an X-Acto knife. This is the easiest way to get a precise cut. Don't have one? Scissors will work. 


Yeah yeah, as you can see in the right picture I overlapped. Believe me....my brain is going bezerk in my head. "WHY IS IT OVERLAPPING?!?!!?" But rest assured, I am quickly putting a muzzle on that thing. It will stay how it is, brain. Deal.

4. Next, if you are using washi with stripes, line up your second row so that those stripes look like they're becoming one. See right picture, above. You may need to trim your washi so it does so. Then, just like before, carefully and slowly wrap your tape around the bottom of your adapter so that it is as close to the edge as possible. When you've reached your beginning spot, simply trim again.


My lines aren't exactly lined up. Sigh.

I'll deal, friends. I'll deal. I blame it on the washi. 

Still IN LOVE!!!! Look how cute that thing looks plugged into my two-toned wall/plug! Just the cutest littlest brightest splash of sunshine! LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTT {-- Dramatic effect.


Then because I'm an over achiever I decided to go washi tape cray-cray and do my husband's power adapter as well.


I'm sure he's like, SUPER, excited I did this for him.

See! Simple! Easy peasy! Winner winner chicken dinner. Yum-O. Good things. 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious even. 

I kid not, these two projects combined took me MAYBE 10 minutes to do. From start to finish. Ahh instant gratification. Gotta love that. Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. I thought this was a cute idea - so I just featured it in a weekly DIY blog post on my blog: http://www.organicallyopulent.com/top-ten-diys-issue-8/. Feel free to grab my button if you wish.

    Super cute!

    Cortney at www.organicallyopulent.com

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  2. We have 4 iPhones in this house, so we were ALWAYS getting our cords confused. The worst part is when someone's doesn't work too well and they try to pass it off on someone else! O.o SO, we all colored our cords with sharpies of a different color and now we KNOW who's is whose. :)
    Washi is a great idea too! And SUPER cute!

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    1. Aww man, haha, little stinkers! Glad you enjoyed this post!

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  3. Great idea. I also thought of washi 'flags' along the plug so you could label what the plug is for, ie: camera, (non i-) phones, scanner, etc.
    ....all I need are my cats, and my ice tea, and my crafts...lots of crafts and my angels, and the warmth.....that's all lol

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA! Love the Jerk reference! ;)

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  4. Wow.. Making iPhone power cords better, I am seeing first time. However just thinking that simple paper sheet may destroyed later but however if plastic sheet is also used on the paper sheet then it would be really nice..

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