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« on: August 28, 2013 02:34:18 PM »

Downloadable, Printable, with TUTORIAL!:
Five minutes could save you many mutilated projects Wink!

So, it has come to my attention that there has been some recent tragedy in craftsterland---in the form of projects inadvertently being destroyed by unsuspecting husbands and family members, who had no clue that the kluges and piles sitting in various places around the house weren't trash---but rather treasure in the making that ought to NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES be moved!

You know, the whole using the most recent potential decoupage as tissue for one's nose, or other arbitrary "Oh my God, you didn't!" moments.

Is it possible that such accidents could be avoided [in most cases] if there were a clear indication what ought NOT to be moved?  Shall we assume that our poor family members may be just dying to not "step in it" so often or so easily?  Could it be that we simply haven't made it obvious enough what is the danger zone?

Have I got a deal for you!

Just for jollies, I whipped up the following UNDER CONSTRUCTION signs---along with a downloadable/printable copy for anyone having a similar problem!   Cheesy

Shown in action:  After all, who would suspect this tower to be a craft project that ought NOT TO BE TOUCHED---unless it's clearly marked as UNDER CONSTRUCTION?  Cheesy


1. Download the PDF files located at the very end of this post

2. Print on sturdy paper (P.S. My color printer is out of ink, which is why these look so BAD!)

3. Cut out all pieces.  [The "barricade" will be stronger if you don't cut out between the legs"

4. To finish "barricade":

*Where it says "glue"---take the easy way and staple.

5. TA DA!

6. Explain to The Family how they work

7. USE!

P.S. The flat ones may be better in a pet-friendly household---less tendency to become toys to the felines!

And the fun thing about this is, it's an awesome way to register if we have WAY too many crafts in the making!  Reminds us to clean up a touch, when necessary, so we're not stumbling over our own crafts!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013 05:10:06 PM »

This is complete brilliance!!! I love the grumpy can sign more then I can say Cheesy I hope a mod sees this and posts it on the front page. So many craftsters need this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013 08:17:03 PM »

totally popped a "this rocks" on this post! freaking rad!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013 06:08:58 AM »

Oh, so totally printing these out. Our house is going to look like a construction zone.

I has a pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cdeeeek/

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013 05:27:21 AM »

Wow, I got my first laugh of the day, which I needed badly, when I saw the 'mine' sign on the stapler.
Thanks soooo much, WIL for this awesome problem-solver!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013 11:53:51 AM »

So damn brilliant! Now if only the "man of the house" would learn to respect authority and signs.... Grin

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013 04:04:03 PM »

Ha ha! Love it, I hope they keep your projects safe! Cheesy

Thanks for sharing the pdf files!

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