My oldest daughter is 7 and she has a lot of hair accessories. Prior to making today’s project, the bathroom drawer we keep the hair stuff in drove me CRAZY!!! It was such a mess…when I saw this pin, I had yet another “why didn’t I think of that?!” moment. I loved the idea, but we really don’t use oatmeal so I didn’t think I’d be getting to it any time soon.
Well, my coffee ran out this morning, and I had an aha! moment as I was about to throw it away. Use it for the hair goodies canister!! Perfect! This size works for us because she doesn’t have any hard headbands, so we didn’t need to put them around the can. The can might be too big for that. I gathered my supplies :
Did you notice the lid on the coffee can? My husband did that…he is so dang adorable! Anyway, I used two 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper, one for the lid and one around the can. I peeled the label off and used it to cut the paper to the right size. Then I just glued it to the can. I used the lid to trace the diameter for the paper on the lid and glued it on as well. It looks so cute!
Yeah so I have clearly fallen behind on my “do this every day” goal. The past week was a little rough and quite busy. Needless to say, I was very happy to complete a project or three today!
A couple weeks ago , I described this pin to my mother-in-law. Bless her heart, she provides three empty mint tins for me the next time I saw her! I gathered my supplies and got started this afternoon.
It took only about 20 minutes for me to finish 3 little boxes. I used the hot glue to attach the cardstock paper to the inside and outside of the lids. Theni used clear packing tape to sort of laminate the top so the pretty paper wouldn’t get ruined.
I found packs of Squinkies on clearance at Target earlier this week that I plan to use as little treats or prizes, so I threw a couple in each kid’s box. The boxes are tucked away in my diaper bag. I’m so excited to give them to the kids next time they have to wait somewhere!
My seven year old daughter lost two teeth between Christmas and New Year’s. A little birdie told me that the tooth fairy had a very difficult time finding her teeth under her pillow, so when I saw this pin I knew I had to make her a tooth fairy pillow myself!
I cut a rectangle of fabric 12″ long by 6″ wide. I hate ironing, so I apologize for the wrinkles!
I then folded the fabric so the right sides were touching and sewed it with a 5/8″ seam, leaving a couple inches open at the end so I could stuff it. NOTE: I should have attached the tooth pocket to one side first, but I didn’t. I was still able to sew it on after the pillow was stuffed, but it was more difficult that way.
I took a couple handfuls of poly-fil stuffing and stuffed the pillow and then hand sewed it closed. Next I made the tooth pocket with white fleece and embroidery thread.
Once I had the top edge and the face embroidered, I sewed it to the pillow around the rest of the edges. It’s not perfect, but it’s cute, functional, and my daughter will love it!
Today’s inspiration came from this pin. When I saw it I am pretty sure I actually said “Why didn’t I think of that?!” out loud! I don’t have much dresser space, so my poor scarves and belts have been horribly mistreated for years. As evidenced here:
Can you even see them?! My closet is so embarrassing.
So I picked up some basic shower curtain rings for a couple bucks at Target. I just hooked them to the hangers and strung the scarves and belts through. Soooo much better!
I have been on a serious organizing kick the last couple weeks. How about you? Any projects or tips you want to share?
This pin is one of the first ones I saw when I began checking out Pinterest, and I have been wanting to make it ever since! Basically, you set up a jar for your family to put memories in over the course of the year, then you read them together on New Year’s Eve. I actually had all the materials to make one around the house.
For our wedding centerpieces we used old glass of various kinds and this blue mason jar was my favorite. It’s been in a cupboard since the wedding so I figured this would be a perfect way to display it. I used wire cutters to cut two lengths of covered wire, one for the handle and one that I wrapped around the top of the jar under the threaded part. I just attached the handle part to the other wire, making sure to twist each side securely, before twisting the part around the jar tightly closed. I added the bow around the top and voila! Easy peasy.
For the cards to actually write the memories on, I cut some index cards into strips, and placed them in a votive holder along with a pen on the counter next to where the jar is hanging. My husband is going to anchor a hook for me there so it’s hanging securely…I hung it with a push pin just to get the picture!
The first memory I added was that the baby smiled a real smile at me this morning. I am really looking forward to my family filling up this jar over the next year, and reading them next New Year’s Eve.