Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to Turn Blah into Beautiful

Go from

Blah                 to            Beautiful

I needed a date book/ planner - badly...but I couldn't find one that I liked on the outside and had everything I wanted on the inside and one that wasn't big...I needed it to fit into my purse. 

So I found this little cute thang at Target - $5.99....but BORING!
I found some rub-ons in my 'stash' and new I could make it BEAUTIFUL!

Pick what you want to use and cut it off of the sheet it came on.  Lay it out so you can adjust the design til you have it how you want.  This is the design I did first.

Use the stick that comes with the rub-ons or a popsicle stick if you've lost yours...hmmm, how did I know that???  Rub and Rub and Rub...you will see the picture start to 'give'...once the whole picture has transfered, remove the plastic backing.

OK, I wanted words, but found that they were too hard to keep straight and even if I staggered them, they were a PITA...so I ditched the letters.  :-)

If you make a mistake, or the transfer 'wrinkles'...it's easy to fix.

Take a piece of scotch tape and press on the design you want gone. 

Lift up on the tape.

The design will lift up too...keep doing this until the whole part you want off is off.

And there you go...blah to BEAUTIFUL!!!

Date book = $5.99
Supplies to beautify = 0 (already had)
Once of a kind Date book = Pricele$$

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  1. So cute-found you on a blog hop and I'm your newest follower! Come by to visit!!-Claire

  2. What a cute and simple idea!

    I would love to have you join my new link party.


  3. Very cute. Love personalizing things to make give it a little character! Thanks for sharing.

  4. If you have not been by already, I hope you enter my linky contest! You could be the Best of January 2011 and be showered with prizes! While you are there, I have several Valentines giveaways going on right now!


  5. So cute and really a great idea! You could use those rub-ons to embellish so many things! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Really cute and easy project. I'm going to try this one. I linked over from Blue Cricket Design. I am your latest follower. I would love if you would come check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

  7. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


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