This time of year our thoughts are on organization and setting the stage for the rest of the year. Because I follow several threads and a couple of Facebook groups on craft room organization, I have especially concentrated on my craft room this season. Two things to remember when organizing your craft supplies; make it easy to access and easy to see. This way you don’t loose track of what you have and you’ll actually use it! You can even use some of those supplies to help create pretty and functional storage.
Today’s flip is turning glass milk bottles into storage. This one is really easy! After ensuring your bottles are clean, simply create a circle with your craft punch or die cut to cover the lid and create a label for the front to show what the contents are. For mine pictured below I used a second craft punch in the shape of a label. There are also many ready-made labels on the market that are super cute!
I saw a craft online recently from the dollar store so I thought I would try it. The post showed a round wreath made from coffee filters. I decided to make it a little more for Valentines Day so I used a heart shaped wreath ring. I think it turned out pretty cute! I may add a little bow or something to create a pop of color. Sure does look like carnations doesn’t it? If you have any suggestions for a spark of color send me a comment!
Here are the steps if you want try one. It’s only $3.00 to make plus some hot glue. You’ll need a wire form, a roll of burlap ribbon, and a package of coffee filters.
Wrap the burlap around the frame and hot glue at the end of the ribbon.
Next form a filter into a flower shape and glue one by one to desired fullness.
Repeat until you make it all the way around!
You can vary your burlap color if you want make it for a different result such as green for St. Patty’s or regular brown burlap for an everyday farmhouse look. I think my next try will be to dip the edges on a ink pad to get that variegated carnation look. I’m thinking pink or red!
So give it a try! Share a pic or feel free to ask questions if you like. Thanks for stopping by!
Caught your attention didn’t I? Well I’m getting into the mood for the holidays. I set up my cocoa bar and i am beginning to feel that warm cozy feeling of the holidays. So Cheers to you! Start small and get into the mood!
So in going along with the theme of the month, here is another trash to treasure. This was made upside down and not sellable so it landed in the damaged good pile. So naturally I scooped it up and gave it a home. Three coats of chalkboard paint with a little sanding in between, and I’ve got a cute little chalkboard for my craft room.
Well it has been a while! Boy life can throw you some serious curve balls as we all know. Been through some changes, but going to get back to my love of crafting, so stay tuned as I get myself tuned up as well. Welcome back and thanks for staying with me!
This weekend I created a simple shelf. Actually it was a lesson in how to use a router. I’ve been wanting to learn how so I could add to my power tool repertoire and was fortunate enough to have a friend loan one so that I could try it out. So off to Home Depot where I bought a one by four and then I went to routing. I only needed a five foot length for the shelf I wanted, so I used the piece I cut off the end to practice and get used to the tool. That was a good idea by my hubby (thanks honey!). So after a little practice, I went right on to my board. I routered (is that a word?) the three sides and left the back side flat to go against the wall. I used four L brackets to mount it to the wall with help from the hubby. Here are a couple pics; one showing my router skills and one showing my shelf in place above my scrap/craft table. It was really simple and fun, so if you ever wanted to give it a try, go ahead. It wasn’t scary at all. I used the FolkArt Chalk paint in white which was great for the raw board because it didn’t require any priming. Enjoy!
The board in the background is the next project I’ll share. Have a great afternoon!