Every year, the kids in my apartment complex get to participate in Trick or Treating. Unfortunately, we’re not home very often and Halloween is no exception. So, I always put a big bowl of candy outside the door and let the kids take what they want.
This year, I decided to upgrade my candy bowl by decorating a old dish washer pod container. Originally, I wanted to make a pumpkin out of it, but I couldn’t find orange Duck Tape anywhere. Read the whole post
Those kitchen rolls, like plastic wrap and aluminum foil, drive me crazy because I can’t close my drawers without mangling the boxes. Recently, I finished a family-sized box of Cheerios and realized I could fit the rolls inside, so I wanted to find a way to upcycle it for kitchen storage.
Turns out, I had some plastic holds that I could use to hang it. The cupboard door seamed like a good location since it’s convenient, but out of the way. Read the whole post
As many of you may know, my husband started a company not long ago. The downside of that is the paperwork that comes along with it. There are papers aaaaaallllllll over my house. Piles upon piles, and it drives me up the wall. I had to find a way to organize them.
The best craft projects come out of a need for something. I needed an organizational structure for all of the papers. You can make an organizer too. Read the whole post
In the past few years, I’ve accumulated numerous cords and chargers, as I’m sure many of you have. I used to store them in a basket, but that got messy quickly. Every time I wanted one I’d have to untangle several. That’s obviously not an effective storage solution.
I decided to upcycle a cardboard box and some toilet paper rolls to design a better option. So far, it seems to be working pretty well. I haven’t had to untangle anything, which is just wonderful. Read the whole post
Do you know what I hate? Searching for change in my car. There are coins everywhere, but I can never seem to find the one I’m looking for when I need it. It’s the one area of my life (not money, my car) where I could certainly improve on organization.
That’s why, for this Make Something Mondays craft, I’m making a change purse.
Upcycling is a wonderful thing! It prevents your old stuff from getting thrown away and it gives me more craft projects to work on. Everybody wins.
As you can see from the title, this pencil case is upcycled. A week or so ago I bought a new makeup brush and it came in that plastic holder. I figured I’d be able to use it for something, so I kept it. Turns out, it makes a pretty sweet travel case for my drawing pens and pencils. Read the whole post
This post is part of The Craft Challenge. You can read more about it here.
Do you ever lose your keys?
I do at least twice/wk. And it’s the only thing, most of the time.
I needed something to make my keys stand out more. Maybe a lanyard? Yeah that sounded good. Do stores even sell those anymore? I wasn’t about to shop for a lanyard I probably wouldn’t like. You guessed it… I made my own. Read the whole post
I’ve been on a fancy tape kick for the past few weeks. I’ve been using decorative Duck Tape and Washi Tape on everything… pencils, boxes, my sketchbook, etc.
I’d been in the market for a skin for my laptop, but it’s about 7 years old and will probably need replaced soon, so I was contemplating whether it was worth the money. Of course, if I can find a way to make my own, I’m certainly going to. Read the whole post
I’m not a hoarder of all things; I don’t like to have a lot of possessions, but I do tend to hoard notebooks and sketchbooks like a madwoman. I know I’ll use them, so if I find good ones on sale I’ll buy them. Before I know it, I have stacks of them all over my desk. No one hates piles of stuff more than I do. That’s when I decided I needed a desk organizer. Read the whole post
This week, I got out my acrylic paints and the plastic bucket I keep them in broke right down the side. Paint tubes spilled out all over the floor. That was my inspiration for this week’s Make Something Monday’s craft project. There’s a little bit of good in every situation, right?
Since I try to work on a lot of upcycled crafts, I had kept some cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas to reuse. I found one that would hold all of my paint and decided to turn it into a storage box. Read the whole post