Wednesday, May 22, 2013

{Guest Post} Washi Wrapped iPhone Charger

Hey everyone I'm very excited today! My first guest blogger is here today!! Meet Amy {I'm sure you all will love her!}:

Amy from Trip Worth Taking
Hi! I'm Amy!
Hi, Simple Dream & Create Readers! I am Amy and I'm really excited to be guest posting here for Stephanie.  I "met" her when I shamelessly emailed her and asked for blogging tips a couple of months ago. Then she was gracious enough to participate in a blog series that ran over at my blog, Trip Worth Taking.  She shared her favorite crafting tool and cleared up a little confusion for me in the process! 
I love to craft and sometimes you just need a quick crafting fix, you know? At least, I do.  
Maybe I'm the only one with the problem.  If you're not in the same boat then just talk amongst yourselves for a minute while I share with all the craft addicts.
My kids think I'm crazy sometimes because a thought will jump into my head and I have to act on it.  Sometimes those little crafting explosions work out and sometimes they don't, but I give it a try anyway. 

I have recently fallen in love with Washi Tape. Yes, I know, I'm late to the party. (Hey, but I DID show up!) And, want to put it on everything. I have been able to restrain myself mostly, but I did decide that Washi would be the perfect answer for a little problem.
worn out phone cable
Poor worn out phone cable
worn out phone cable
Poor worn out phone cable
Isn't it sad.  I know it happens to us all.  
We use and abuse our phone cable and expect them to last forever. I was going to just put some tape around the top and then I had a brain surge. Washi! Before I could Washi my little heart happy, I had to get the outer rubber casing pulled down to the ends evenly.  To do that I simply held on to one end and ran my fingers down the cord.  It easily pulled back into place. Then I set to work. No real technique involved here.  I started at one end with the cord running down the length of the strip of tape:
Washi Taped Phone Cable
Washi Taped Phone cord
I just closed the tape around the cable. Easy Peasy.  
At the ends where the cord meets the USB and phone connections, I wrapped around the cord.
Washi Taped Phone Cable
Washi wrapped phone cable
I did this all the way up to the connector.
Now my cord should last a while longer....and, it's pretty.
Washi Taped Phone Cable
Washi Taped Phone Cable
Here's an itsy bitsy hint:
If you find that your tape is coming loose, use a little clear nail polish to stick it down. Booyah!
I bet you're going to Washi something right now, aren't ya?

Thanks so much Amy for that fun, easy washi craft!

If you'd like to be a guest blogger on Simply Dream & Create please e-mail me at simplydreamandcreate(at)gmail(dot)com. : )


  1. Great post ~ the cord is so pretty! Love the polka dots :) That mug is just awesome, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. Awesome, I wish I had seen this like 2 month ago, my hubby threw away his because it was just like Amy's LOL!

    Freat Share, I'm all mac, so I have a lot of wires like that!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila