Posts tagged office
Easy DIY Eraser Stamps

My friend Liz sent me the most wonderful surprise package earlier this year -  a homemade stamp. It was such a thoughtful gift and totally up my alley, and Liz, being the most artsy person I know, made something so ordinary feel so special.

Of course, I was thinking - how can I make more of these? While Liz carved the stamp from a linoleum block with a special linoleum cutter (both of which you can purchase at an art store or online here for fairly cheaply), I decided to take a much less committed, less professional approach. The linoleum of the stamp Liz made me felt just like an eraser, and as soon as I made the connection, I knew an eraser would be a good beginner's material. As for my weapon of choice? I decided to test my dexterity with a Swiss Army knife.

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Old-Fashioned Letter Box (DIY Upcycled Shoebox)

When I was at my old job, my office manager asked if I wanted to help her with a little craft project. (Given that I spent the of majority of my workday buried in Excel, this was a welcomed surprise.) She wanted a little letter/mail box for people to write thank you cards or nice notes to other people in the office, and my mind was of course running with ideas within the first 30 seconds of her coming up to me. After some quick Google and Pinterest searches, I knew I wanted to make an old-fashioned style mailbox, like this.

I'll say now that this is a super crafty project - reusing a shoe box really made me feel like I was back in third grade. But it turned out really cute, and I can totally see it as a wedding guest note box, valentines box or suggestions box!

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