May 25, 2009
We DIYers know the power of adhesives. Hot glue, wood glue, and spray adhesive all make my heart go pitter patter. But nothing compares to the magic of Velcro.
Tiny tangent, please indulge. You know that scene in the movie ‘The Holiday’ where super gorgeous Jude Law is the widowed father of two girls and they lay under their magical canopy together in the girls’ room? Okay, so maybe you don’t. But I remember it, and I wanted to create a canopy over my daughter’s bed. Nothing too frilly, nothing too drapey, just a bit of poof and the whisper of pink sparkle for her to fall asleep under. Enter Velcro.
I cut some tabs and secured them to the fabric and then to the top of her bed.
The result was an instant canopy, and no sewing !
Velcro is also a great solution for keeping your art straight on the wall, or ensuring your precious artifacts stay where they are. I used it this weekend to secure my cube display to the wall in my master bath.
I was adding some decor to a wall that also has a sliding pocket door. My little boy repeatedly slides the door in and out because: 1) it’s a door, 2) it slides into a pocket, and 3) that’s what three year old boys like to do.
I used a bit of Velcro strip to secure the back of my display cubes to the wall, in addition to the nails, and now I have enough staying power to ward off any accidental damage that would occur without the power of Velcro.
By the way, that reflective backing behind the cubes and shells is just a bit of my favorite silver opulence paint by Pratt and Lambert.
Have you ever used Velcro in an interesting way ? Tell us all, and keep it clean. :-)
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