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Branch necklace holder {tutorial}

Branch necklace holder {tutorial}
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How to organize a kitchen (with a door!) I officially love the door organizer. But, now with the magnetic knife addition and some re- organizing, I really, really love it. I’m seriously considering open kitchen shelving in my future home. It makes putting things away so simple. Here is the original how to organize a kitchen on a door post. Fun game, right? magnetic knife striptake out menus in the wire caddy- we love the easy accessre arranged the measuring cups, pot holder, wire baskets, hooks to fit in the magnetic knife strip The magnetic knife strip was the reason for all of the changes. #7 on the make this kitchen usable list was clean out the dresser. The door got a little clearner with out teh knives and take out menus… but it’s not perfect yet. Diagonal won out. This picture basically just proves we’re nuts. With knife strip secured, I stuck the knives on and moved everything else around. The kitchen to-do list is slowly but surely getting tackled. One last look at the whole door since I think she’s so cute…

Embroidery: Part 1 Embroidery is one of the first crafts I learned. Like most girls, my mom taught me and her mom taught her. I've always found it very relaxing and fun even though I've had to deal with my friends laughing about how I'm a 26 year old granny! I think part of the problem is that there are very few modern embroidery patterns. Sure, there are definitely a few designers that are leading the way, but I thought I would offer up my designs for you too. I've got 3 more designs planned, all within the same color family, that I will offer up on my blog as I finish them. Included with the PDF pattern, you will find color suggestions. 7 Ideas For Storing and Organizing Your Beauty Loot Like a Champ: Girls in the Beauty Department: Beauty Oh, Pinterest, that loveable holder of great ideas—it's full of inspiration that'll get your beauty loot under control. Here are a few you can steal! Genius idea 1: Use Ikea spice racks for you to hold your hair supplies: Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 2: Hang a jewelry box on the wall and tuck all sorts of stuff in it. Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 3: Use pretty cake stands to stack everything up. Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 4: Use a magazine holder to hold your hairdryer. Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 5: Put the inside of your medicine cabinet to work. Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 6: Use an office supplies holder to keep things at hand. Source: via Beth on Pinterest Genius idea 7: Create a magnetic board (and glue magnets to the back of your makeup). Source: via Beth on Pinterest Life-changing, I tell you.

Weekend Sparkles | This weekend I was alone. All alone. Like literally, everyone in my life who helps me take care of R + M decided that this would be the perfect weekend to go away. I panicked. I spent the week “stocking up.” Once I finally calmed down, breathed deeply into my brown paper bag {great trick, not just for the movies} and came back to earth, I decided that I could handle this weekend. But first, I would go to Michaels and stock up on art supplies. With a little help from my old Luscious Verde swatchbook {thanks guys for replacing it and leaving me with tons of new scrap paper}, and a little touch of Martha Stewart, I created: and And here’s how I did them. 1. Canvas. Martha Stewart craft punch. Martha Stewart glitter glue. Paper: I used my handy dandy discontinued Luscious Verde swatch book. For the balloons, I used some black and white bakers twine that I bought ages ago for an invitation project for Papery. 2. a. b. d. e. Voila. xoxo, Niki

Sunglass Solution Share this image Share It Pin It I have quite a few sunglasses, but I can never keep track of them since they're always strewn about in random spots throughout my place. {Figure out the general layout - I liked four frames per wire} {Measure where to make the first hole and mark with the pencil} {Use the ice pick to create a small hole} {Twist the screw eye into the hole until it's in place} {Secure the wire by twisting around the screw eye} {Pull the wire so that it's very taut and secure on the other end} {Hang sunglasses and display} Art With a Story I have been searching for great unique inexpensive ways to decorate the new coffee shop. I have been wanting to do something with pennies ever since I saw this and pinned it on Pinterest. According to the blog I found it on it was used in the New York Times blog on a piece where they discussed story of the penny. I didn’t quite get this same look but I am still playing around with what I want to do. Start out with lots of pennies, obviously, because you want a lot to choose from when you are creating your color palette. Start sorting pennies by oxidation and shade. Once I had my pennies separated I started organizing them in a gradation. Each penny is different and has a story, a life it is fascinating how the color variation seems to be completely unrelated to age. I had a hard time getting them completely lined up at first. Next time I am going to go for a more geometric shape with the pennies.

Acute Designs: diy - vintage jewelry stand diy - vintage jewelry stand I think 2013 is the year I am going to get organized. I just can't stop organizing everything. Sometimes my organization projects create even bigger messes than I began with, but we won't talk about that.....A few weeks ago, it was my endless supply of ribbon and my packaging materials {which I organized in this Ikea cart} and this week it is my jewelry.I have so many little dishes that I use for rings, hairpins, earrings, etc but they were crowding the top of my bookshelf and I was running out of room.I stopped by the Salvation Army last week {on 40% off day!} and bought a few brass candle sticks and two small vintage plates. I love it!

How to make a faux mini pallet sign for around $5 | Plum Adorable I wanted to make something for my cousin’s birthday. She recently moved into a new house, so I thought a sign would be perfect. Originally, I had thought about doing a picket fence sign, so I bought 7 of these at Ace Hardware for .79 a piece. After I got home, I decided that I didn’t want to keep the tips on them (at least not for this project) so I cut them off with my handy saw that my hubby got me for Christmas. Then I cut them in half. They are about 10 inches long. I knew I was going to sand it and wanted to have a darker wood under the paint, so I stained it with some dark stain I had leftover from another project from last summer. Then I painted them with a light yellow acrylic paint. Before I nailed it together I sanded down each piece including the the two pieces that actually get nailed on the back. To attach the pieces on the back I put them all together and then nailed the nails into each board. I cut the words out on some leftover vinyl. I made another one…I love this one!

Garment Rack D.I.Y. Looking for a budget friendly way to create garment racks for your home? Today Rachel shares her D.I.Y. method... You'll Need: Two 1/2" x 60" black steel pipes, Two 1/2" x 48" black steel pipes, Four 1/2" x 8" black steel pipe nipples, Two 1/2" x 2 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" x 1 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" black tees, Four 1/2" black 90 degree elbows, Four 1/2" galvinized floor flanges, Two 1/2" black steel end caps, 1 can of black spray paint (optional) and Work gloves. *Note: My supplies cost around $70-$80. Preparation: Spray paint your floor flanges black to make it consistent with the rest of the pieces. One: Group your small pieces for easier assembly. If you plan on transporting your garment rack to events or are moving houses, just unscrew the bases, the bottom 4' pipe, and the two 6' pipes.