There really is no need to…
… because I’m about to show you one of the simplest crafts to ever grace this blog. In fact, I’m fairly confident in asserting that it is probably one of the simplest crafts EVER in the history of ALL crafts. So don’t fret, no. Just sit back. Relax. Take a load off. This won’t take but a minute.
I give you the…
Let us begin.
All you need is love. And some form of cardboard tube. Like a toilet paper roll say, or a kitchen roll tube.
Ascertain how you’d like to label your shelves. I needed to be able to locate my painting and drawing supplies at a moment’s notice, so that’s what I chose to write on one of my tubes.
Now, take your tube. And now take your pencil.
Am I going too fast? Are you able to keep up with the sheer complexity of this craft? Good.
Now, write your chosen words in pencil on your chosen tube. I chose the words “painting & drawing”. Don’t be afraid to get VERY specific. Your children will thank you when you order them – or in my case, ask them nicely – to go to the “Painting and Drawing Shelf” to get the #47 red.
Trace around your words with a fine-tipped Sharpie.
Note: Sharpie is a very famous brand of marker here in North America. They are literally everywhere.
If you like, you can also add colour to your words with paint or colourful markers as below.
Alternatively, if you are down and out, you may decide to forego the labels entirely, and instead give yourself a lively boost with a few choice words of wisdom. “Be brave” or “Laugh” for example. As you know, it is essential to occasionally laugh or be brave. Sometimes both at once. So these tubular concoctions work perfectly to jog a sluggish memory.
Once you’re done with the words, flip the tube to the other side (or 180˚) and cut it lengthwise as below.
Finally, it is time to place your tube on the shelf edge. Gently pry open the back of the tube and clamp it in place. It will look like it is eating the shelf. It isn’t of course. It’s only a card tube.
And now you will never forget where you put your stationery supplies. If you do, be brave and/or laugh. But don’t come crying to me.