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!
My project for today was something I have been wanting to do for a long time but haven’t gotten around to. It wasn’t inspired by a single pin but rather by all those gorgeous pins of decked out craft rooms. I would love one of those.
This is what I have instead:
Totally not functional! So I bought 10 shoebox size storage bins from Target for a little over a dollar each. I took everything out of the cabinet, sorted it, and organized it into the bins. Then I pulled out the label maker and labeled the bins with their contents. I even thought to label the edge of the shelf with what I have tucked away behind the bins so I don’t forget what’s back there.
Look how pretty! I think I cried a little at its beauty once I was done.
I even straightened up all the kids’ games.
I am so glad I did this!! As I was working, my brain was already churning with ideas of projects I want to do with the kids now that everything is easily accessible.
Horray for being organized!
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?