This simple upcycling project is for all you fellow seamstresses out there, to spruce up your sewing space.
I hope you save your old measuring tapes because you're going to need a couple.
You'll also need:
- A frame
- A piece of cardstock that fits your frame
- Hot glue gun or super glue
All you're doing is arranging the measuring tapes on the card stock in any way you want. I happened to have this frame I found at the thrift store, with a cool oval plastic mat (spray painted it red). Other shapes would be really cute too, like a heart.
I used the oval mat as a stencil on the paper, cut the measuring tapes (3 of them) to fit and glued them horizontally in a repeating pattern. Once it was done, then just placed it in the frame.
If you don't want to make wall decor, consider one of these measuring tape upcycles:Recycled From Vintage Rulers, JacQ’s Bracelets Are Made to Measure
Tape Measure Watches
Tape Measure Belts
Upcycled Vintage Tape Measure and Ruler Earrings
Measuring Tape Zippered Bag
Tape Meaure Rug from VivaTerra