Thursday, May 3, 2012

Man-Proofing My Tools

Awhile back I stumbled across this post on the amazing blog A Beautiful Mess. I loved the idea of covering my tools with fabric so that Amazing Boyfriend Fiance wouldn't think twice about borrowing them. 

The problem is that I didn't have any fabric that I loved enough to cover my tools with...

but I did have zebra print duck tape!

  Zebra print is one of the patterns that ABF happens to really hate. It happens to be my favorite. Can you see where this is going? (Insert evil laugh here) 

Didn't they turn out awesome?!

All I did was wrap the duck tape around the handles! 

It was as easy as that! 

Now ABF can keep his hands off my tools. Besides, he has enough tools of his own. (I should know, I borrow them all the time!) 

I've been featured!!!

Featured At Serenity Now


 I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

~ The Cure For The Common Mondays @ Lines Across My Face ~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee CraftsTime To Shine @ A Diamond In The Stuff ~ Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ Tip Toe Thru Tuesday @ Tiaras & Bowties and CrayonFreckles ~ Love It And Link It Up @ The Little Giggler ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Spicy Link Up @ It's Just Called Spicy ~ Lil' Luna Link Party @ Lil' Luna ~ Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Weekly Link Party @ Sew Woodsy ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man Crafty Woman ~ Share The Wealth Wednesday @ Laugh, Love & Craft ~ Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting ~ Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ I Made This @ Grits & Giggles ~ Show Me Extraordinary @ The 36th Avenue ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ Creative Genius Link Party @ The Creative Paige ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction ~ Project Party Weekend @ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Anything Goes Link Party @ Bacon Time ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Free For All @ Young & Crafty ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique ~ Show and Tell @ Be Different Act Normal Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid ~ Think Pink Sunday @ Flamingo Toes ~ Sisters Sunday Link Party @ Sisters of the Wild West ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I {Heart} Naptime ~ Sunday Show Off Link Party @ Twigg Studios ~


  1. I love this idea! I do, however, have to side with the fiance on the zebra pattern; sorry!! lol

    This idea could finally make mine stop asking "why is my drill bit upstairs in your toolbox rather than downstairs in mine"
    Response: "because it's mine, dear. Don't you see the 'insert pretty pattern here' handle?"

    now to transfer all his tools I love from downstairs to upstairs... muahaha :)

  2. Totally love this idea! I might actually find MY tools! :) Kristi

  3. Haha, you are funny...and a little evil. Love this idea. I don't have to keep my tools away from anyone, but it would be nice to have pretty tools. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize!

  4. Oh my gosh this is awesome! What a great idea! :)

  5. that's hilarious! i think i might do this just for the pure aesthetics of it :) thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  6. Such an awesome and cute idea!

  7. OH this comes at a great time! The hubs and I have been argueing over him taking over the the garage {which is supposed to by MY painting space, lol} Think I'll go a bit zebra on his butt soon!
    Love it and thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!

  8. So funny! I've been wanting my own set of tools for years. This is a perfect way to keep my husband and sons from walking off with them!

  9. Love it! haha, but I don't think it'll work for DH. His dad spray painted a bunch of his tools pink to keep him from borrowing them and that didn't work. Hubby just doesn't care what they look like. :P

  10. Mwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh ( evil laugh ). Brilliant! And I love the zebra print. This is such a great idea because my tools all have different handles so this way they can look like a set.

  11. I love this idea too!! I have some tools for myself and what a great way to dress them up. I found you on I Heart Naptime and I am a new follower.

  12. These look so darn cute!! Ha Ha Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to see you again next week!! -The Sisters

  13. Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a featured button :)

  14. Love this idea! I featured this on Hoo's got talent today! Thanks for linking up to the party!

  15. Really cute! I'm so doing this, pinning it for now!


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