Thursday, November 11, 2010

Organizing and crafting all in one..

Last weekend I felt the strong need to organize my craft space in order to prepare the holidays. I usually have a list of projects I want to do, a few new ones and and few old timers. So anyway , I decided I needed to get some new kind of new storage containers for my yarn stash. This seemed like the easiest place to start . I went to Michaels because baskets were 40% off last weekend, but did not find what I had in mind ( I also did not want to spend a lot on this endeavor). On my way home I had a flash of an idea, don't you just love it when that happens! I went to Wally World ( aka Wal-Mart) and bought some clear plastic containers, but of course they could not stay this way. I did not take a picture of them in their original state, but you can imagine how they looked...boring!

So,  to make these super fancy  I  decoupaged some vintage word flash cards around the entire bin so that you cannot see what is inside (my super hot mess of yarn that I had to buy now not knowing what to do with it but it will someday be something !) .

This is one of my favorite things do. I Love these flash cards, I have multiplication , division, addition and site words cards all bought on Ebay. I have had to stop myself in on gluing these cards on to everything! I have some more ideas of where to put them that will tie in to these storage bins (maybe to come at a later date).

I also added some blackboard paint  I had  hanging around to the center so I could label what was in the bin.

So that is where I started, and since I had my Mod Podge out I started to work on a couple of projects that had been sitting on the To-Do list.

Here are some Ikea mirrors that have waiting for something fab to happen to them. I started  collecting game pieces awhile ago [one of may collections I have]  and thought this might be a fun way to display them.  I used Mod Podge once again since I already had it out and just simply glued them on to the frame surrounding the mirror. The hardest part of this was making sure they lined up equally.

Ta-Dah  below is the finished product, I made a total of three of the domino mirrors and two with  the scrabble tiles.

I haven't decided if I want to
  • Keep them because I love them
  • Give them as Christmas gifts because I know some family members will love them
  • Or sell them on Etsy

What do you think??


P.S. Check out this Mod Podge blog, lots of cute project ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Love all these fabulous ideas! Looking forward to more!