Organization


Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Summer is almost here… I can feel it!  (Or maybe I’m just tired of the daily school routine and I’m dreaming of summer!)  Either way, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Summer Porch Ideas for you today.  It’s time to get that porch ready for lazy summer days in the shade and cool summer nights eating your tabletop s’mores!

Summer Porch Ideas

DIY Moss Letters from The Crafting Chicks

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

DIY Welcome Post from Little Bit of Paint

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Children’s Arbor Bench from The Crafting Chicks

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Painted Striped Concrete Floor from Lolly Jane

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Chandelier Planter Tutorial from DIY Show Off

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Table Top S’mores from The Crafting Chicks

Tabletop S'mores - perfect for summer nights!

DIY Summer Banner The Happy Scraps

DIY Summer Banner - Pallet Sign

Drop Cloth Porch Curtains from Old Things New

Drop Cloth Porch Curtains - Love this simple privacy solution!

Mason Jar Herb Garden from Home Remedies

Mason Jar Herb Garden right outside your back door!

Beach Towel & Bathing Suit Rack from The Summery Umbrella

DIY Beach Towel Rack

DIY Magical Lights in your Fairy Garden from Little Tudor on the Prairie

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!

Summer Porch Ideas - Moss Wreath, Planters, DIY Sign Post, Painted Cement, Herb Garden, Tabletop S'mores, Porch Curtains and so much more!


Spring Cleaning Checklist

Hello again Crafting Chicks! I’m Michelle from Michelle Lea Creative. Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite things! You’ll laugh when I tell you that it is a Cleaning Checklist. I love this cleaning checklist and use it each week to keep the house picked up and ready for a knock on the door. I have to be honest though… there are many times when I would die if someone showed up. My house can look like an episode of Hoarders on certain occasions. This cleaning list is meant to encourage you to do a little at a time and stay on top of your calendar for the next day… not to remind you of what you haven’t accomplished. There are far more important things than a spotless house.

My cleaning list doesn’t involve cleaning for hours each day. I believe in breaking things down into 15 minute or less tasks. The cleaning list also targets a different area/task each day. A big helper for me is preparing for the next day at night when the house is calm.

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I have also listed 7 deep cleaning items to tackle each month. I typically work on them on the weekend or a day that I have caught up…. or when those dust bunnies on the fans have driven me crazy.

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Cleaning Tips from the not at all great cleaner 🙂

1. Keep your cleaning products in a location that makes sense. I have all of my extra bottles in our laundry room, but I keep the supplies that I need to clean up the kitchen under my kitchen sink. I also keep the supplies needed for the bathroom in one central bathroom. This helps to cut down on my time spent running all around the house for the right cleaning supply.

2. Limit yourself to cleaners that do double and triple duty. I know that there are some cleaners that you just have to have, like stainless steel cleaner. But I use my window cleaner for way more surfaces than just windows and mirrors.

3. Have an area just inside the door you use to enter the house to drop your shoes, backpacks, etc. Leaving shoes at the door cuts down drastically on the dirt, mud and icky stuff that ends up all over your floors. I also use this area for keys and all of the mountain of things that I transfer to and from my car.

4. 15 minutes. When areas are getting out of control or you just don’t feel up to cleaning. Set a timer for 15 minutes and get everything done that you can and then give yourself a break and relax. You will be amazed at how relaxed you are after and how willing you are to finish cleaning and tidying up the rest beyond that 15 minutes.

5. Amazon Subscribe and Save. This probably sounds funny to some people. But I order my toilet paper, paper towels, detergents (dish, washer, and dishwasher), and cat food from Amazon Subscribe and Save. It automatically sends out another shipment at the interval that you choose and you typically get a discounted price for your larger quantity order. I’m also an Amazon Prime member so I get free 2 day shipping which is soooo awesome!

Years ago, I had tons of cleaners for every little situation. And I still have a few unusual cleaners in the back of my cabinet, but these are my everyday messy tacklers. I also really don’t like chemical smells, so many of the cleaners I use are more natural… at least to my nose.

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– Sprayway Glass Cleaner

– Method Granite Cleaner

– Method Bathroom Cleaner

– Method Wood Floor Cleaner

– Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner

– Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap

– Cascade Complete Dishwasher pacs

– Tide Pods and All Free and Clear for laundry

– Swiffer Dusters

– Magic Erasers

– Scotch Kitchen Sponges

– Bounty Select a Size paper towels

– Dust Pan and Broom

– Bona Microfiber Wood Floor Mop

Thank you so much for spending a few minutes with me today! Stop by Michelle Lea Creative and say hi!

If you liked this post check out:

Spring Cleaning Motivation Tips

spring cleaning

Six Steps to a Spotless Kitchen

5 steps to a spotless kitchen in 30 minutes

The Top Cleaning Tips and Tricks

the top 15 cleaning tips and tricks


Hello! My name is Crystal Wilkerson & I’m so excited to have this opportunity to guest post for the Crafting Chicks!  I’m a stay-at-home mom, graphic designer, scrapbooker & organizational enthusiast. I’m also just trying to make it through the daily maze of home, work, & family responsibilities like the rest of you. In my constant effort to try to stay on top of the chaos (always a work in progress), I’ve discovered a binding system that I absolutely love. Today I’m excited to share that system with you!

This system is often referred to as the “rollabind” system, however it can actually be found under several different names/brands. You may have heard of a few of them: Martha Stewart’s Discbound SystemStaple’s ArcLevenger’s Circa, & Rollabind. While I am not affiliated with any of these brands, I’ve experimented with all of them & definitely have my favorites that I’ll be sharing with you.

My Favorite Binding System

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This is made possible through the combination of their unique punch & circular discs. You can easily add, remove, or rearrange your papers at any time!

One of my favorite punches is the Arc Desktop Punch (pictured above) from Staples. You can easily punch up to 8 pages at a time.

If you’re looking for something that can punch through laminated material or plastic, then you’ll want to go with Levenger’s Circa Leverage Punch (15-page capacity). I recently purchased this & have loved using it to create laminated covers like the ones seen below.

Levenger also has a slim Portable Punch that is great for traveling (1-3 page capacity).

My Favorite Binding System

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The reason for this is because you add the discs individually. This gives you the ability to make it as big or small as you’d like depending on how many discs you use. I have made binders of all sizes for all kinds of purposes!

You can find ready-made covers in a variety of colors & materials. One of the most popular covers seen all over Pinterest (and one of my personal favorites) is the Martha Stewart Discbound Notebook in Faux Leather (pictured below on the top right). It comes in a beautiful light turquoise color. It was unavailable for a while but is finally back in stock again! Staples & Levenger also have a variety of quality covers to choose from called Arc Notebooks & Circa Notebooks.

You can also make your own covers by laminating your own design or you can use a cute piece of scrapbook paper! Below are some notebooks I made to keep on my desk while I’m working. I’m including the download for you to make your own! Just print out on a piece of white cardstock, laminate, bind, & enjoy!

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My Favorite Binding System

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The smallest discs can hold up to 50 papers, while the largest discs can hold up to 450 papers! There is also a variety of styles & colors to choose from. My favorite discs are from the ones pictured below from Levenger. They are made out of 100% lightweight aluminum & look beautiful!! You can find them HERE. They are a little pricey, but keep in mind that you will never need to throw these away. You can literally keep reusing them for years to come.

Martha Stewart & Arc have more affordable discs that come in a variety of colors. The quality isn’t as good as Levenger as they are made out of plastic, but they still work great & look good too! Hobby Lobby has also recently come out with a fun line of discs & planner accessories called Create 365 by “Me & My Big Ideas”.

You can also find lots of accessories that work with your binders like tabs, page protectors, rulers, notebook paper, etc! The possibilities really are endless!

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Last year I created my life planner utilizing this binding system. I’ve been working on a new version for 2016, but have yet to finish it due to the craziness of my life lately.  However, If you’d like to try out my planner from last year, I’m doing something I’ve never done before & it’s just for Crafting Chicks readers! From now until my new planner becomes available (which should be very soon), you can grab last year’s version for 90% off! And the best part is, 90% of the pages are not dated, so you can use them forever! I’ll post a picture of the cover of my planner below, but you can see it in it’s entirety by clicking HERE & HERE. And you can purchase it HERE. Be sure to enter the coupon code: CRAFTINGCHICKS to get it for only $3.99!

My Favorite Binding System


February Challenge Creative

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I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I try to find storage for my kids things anywhere they might use it. So the coloring books and supplies end up in my china hutch.

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It’s a pretty storage space when you’re looking at it like this. But open up the cabinet that the coloring supplies are housed in and….

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YIKES! It’s like my tupperware cabinet. Shove something in and hope it stays long enough to close the door.

So when I was walking around Michaels the other day and saw these darling chalk storage containers, I knew they were my solution. They match perfectly and were the perfect sizes. There are tons of fun things down the Maker Market isle in Michaels right now.

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First off, I cleaned out that cabinet and threw away a ton of old papers and broken crayons. By this time I had attracted the attention of my 2nd oldest. She was cooking with dad, but thought my project looked a bit more fun.

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We used the smaller crates to store the markers and crayons. I wrote on each of the chalk board sides with the chalk markers I purchased at Michaels as well. She loved helping add those into the crates.

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Next we made a bin for the coloring books, which I swear multiply. Then I needed an answer for all those homework woes, so I added in a homework bin. Each day after school, my girls are to unload their papers into this bin. I can then go through and trash what we don’t need and keep what we need to work on or what I want to save for later. This might be my favorite part!

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Then we came up with a configuration of the bins that would be most useful. Coloring book bin is in the back on the bottom, with the markers and crayons in front. My logic here is that they can grab those things if they need them for homework or anything, whereas the coloring books can be pulled out afterwards if that’s what they really want. The homework bin is on top for easy access. Did I mention that I’m excited for that one?

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I love how the storage bins fit perfectly and slide out like little drawers. The answer to my prayers!

And there you have it! It looks a lot better then it did.

If are looking for more ideas, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!

 



One of my New Year’s resolution is to plan better. To take control. To be proactive and not reactive.

In order to be proactive at home I know that I’ll need to have a plan. I used do pretty well at flying by the seat of my pants, but have recently realized that there might be a better way for me. So I’m going to give planning a chance. I made up this simple chart to help me. There is so much packed into this bad boy that I’m actually giddy over it! I’ve taken some ideas I know will work and some I think may work for me and combined them on one sheet of paper to hang on my fridge. The idea is that Sunday mornings I’ll print a new one and start plotting out my week.

Week at a Glance

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There’s a box for every day of the week, duh. And a box for notes. Right now it is being used as my shopping list.

There’s a line for me to plan a menu in advance. I’ve never been a meal planner and I know even trying to plan a week at a time is setting myself up for failure, so as long as I have the next day filled out before I go to bed it will be doing its job. By having a dinner plan before 3 pm will put me in control of that situation.

The next line is for housework. This is my take on the FlyLady system. Everyday I’ll pick an area to spend 10 minutes working on and eventually my house will be immaculate (ha!). Even if it isn’t immaculate it will be better than it was before. Its all about the baby steps!

The dots at the bottom are to keep me accountable to myself. The top 2 are for exercise. Each dot represents a half hour, The next line of 5 is for my servings of fruits and vegetables and the bottom 8 are for glasses of water. I’ll put a check mark in the bubble to keep track. Hopefully there are no empty bubbles at the end of the day.

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So there it is, my effort to plan ahead while still allowing the flexibility I know I need. Feel free to download your own weekly planner and join me in being proactive in 2016!

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Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

Christmas decorations are down and it’s time to get organized!  The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms to organize.  We’ve got some great ideas for you!  Storage, DIY shelves, even ideas for kids bathrooms.

Bathroom Organization

Quick and Easy Tips for Kids Bathrooms from The Crafting Chicks

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

IKEA spice racks for storage from Suite Revival

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

Custom Vanity from The Crafting Chicks

Bathroom Organization - Storage ideas, diy shelves, shower organization, medicine cabinets... love these ideas!

 

Full Length Mirror Sliding Storage Cabinet from Ana White

Sliding Mirror Shelves

10 Ways to Take a Bathroom from Drab to Fab from The Crafting Chicks

Take a bathroom from drab to fab

Shelf above the door from My So-Called Home

Bathroom storage

Medicine Cabinet & First Aid Organization from Simply Kierste

Medicine cabinet organization

Organizing the shower from The Crafting Chicks

Shower organization

DIY Bathroom Cabinet from Liz Marie Blog

DIY Bathroom Cabinet

Gabriel Wall System from Ana White

DIY Bathroom Wall System


organization challenge Happy January 1st! Our Michael’s Makers challenge this month was to organize an area of our home. So, naturally I picked the absolute worst area of our house to tackle. This closet serves as the drop zone for pretty much everything. It holds coats, backpacks, cookbooks, art supplies and anything else that we want out of site. It has gotten so bad that you had to kinda lean into it to get the door to shut. Know what I’m talking about? It was high time for a coat closet makeover.

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My husband is so embarrassed I’m sharing this photo. But here it is guys! The shoe organizer on the door started out as a great way to hold pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc. But the etc. has gotten out of control. The coat hangers are too high for our kids to reach, so they just toss all of their stuff on the ground. It’s one of the places I hope the door never gets opened to when we have company.

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First, we moved the adults coats/jackets to a different closet and got rid of everything that didn’t belong in here, so this is only holding the kids stuff. Hooks on either side hold their coats and backpacks and the baskets keep lunchboxes contained. We added 2 more shelves to help corral the art supplies and more bins for things like hats and gloves and snowpants and even their sunglasses and headphones. The black bag holds my reusable bags. Notice how the door is completely empty, no more clutter hanging out here!

There is now room for snowboots and shoes to live in the closet too. I’m so happy with this transformation that now I want to leave the closet door open for all to see!

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The next shelf holds the contents of that messy shoe organizer. On the left, sliding drawers limit the search for pencils when it is homework time and those cute pull out bins in the middle house random things like chalk and super glue and even dice. Apparently we have quite the dice collection. I added vinyl labels so the whole family knows what is where and where to put things away when they are finished.

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My favorite are the totes on the right. They have a top insert, so on the bottom we have our crayons.

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And the top holds are colored pencils, erasers, some washi and a pencil sharpener. Every thing has a place and everything is in its place!

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Likewise, the Play-doh is in the bottom and all the Play-Doh tools are on the top. Which means we don’t have to dump out the entire bin of Play-Doh to find the right color or the pair of Play-Doh scissors!

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Michaels just launched a new line of storage and organization product called Cre8ted Spaces available in stores now and it has tons of different colors, bins and office supplies – with more than 300 new items in 4 coordinating colors, you have to check it out!

If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun storage projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 makers’ ideas on The Glue String for tips on designing, organizing and decorating their favorite places!



Ah!!! It feels good to be back! And a big thank you to The Crafting Chicks for having me here.

I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and I am SOOOOO excited to share my boy’s new room with you! When we first moved into our new home I was so hesitant to paint any walls or decide on any decor…because I’m wishy washy and can’t stick with anything. My boys really wanted a super hero room and if anybody knows me, they know that I LOATH character themed things. I don’t let me kids wear Mickey mouse or Disney paraphernalia. I don’t have anything against them. In fact, I love all those movies! Lets just say that its not my styyyyyyle.

Thats when I had to get creative with this room. I didn’t want anything permanent because knowing my boys they would want something different in 6 months and I also had to steer clear of the character room. So, without further adieu, I present my Boy’s Superhero Bedroom!

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I love how this whole room came together. Bit by bit I just pulled stuff from my house that was just laying around and I actually did the whole room for less than 40 bucks. Boom! Let me give you the tour…

First off, right behind their door when you walk in I hung all their superhero capes.

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I actually got this little star hook at a garage sale about 5 years ago. It was originally white with brown stain so it looked like country stars. When I realized I’m not a “country-style” kinda person I put it in my basement. When this project came up, I remembered the little star hooks and immediately went downstairs and dug it out of a box and painted it red.

Next, obviously, we have the polka-dot wall.

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When I told my husband I wanted to put polka dots all over my boys’ wall he just about had a heart attack. I think he was picturing some girly dots in his sons’ room but I had a different vision. He told me not to, but I knew once I put it up he would see my vision and admit that I was right…and he does like it! All I had to do was start and then he was convinced it would be manly enough. Muahahaha!

These dots are actually vinyl dots that I cut using my silhouette. I literally just drew a circle about an inch and a half diameter and then copied a million of them onto my design board. Then I just cut my black vinyl! This is perfect for renters or for mind-changers like me since its not permanent and easily removed.

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I started out by measuring them every 6 inches and trying to use a level to mark where they should go. And then they were crooked anyway. Its super hard to get them straight but after a while I just started eye-balling it and they turned out to be more even then when I was actually measuring. Go figure.

I love how it turned out plus it makes for the perfect superhero photography backdrop. 🙂

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Next is the curtains. I am not a huge fan of spending 40+ dollars on curtains. Its just fabric after all. So I got out two flat twin white sheets from my linen closet and purchased a flat navy blue one. Then I just cut a strip out of the blue one and sewed it onto the white ones. Then I just hung them using clips and a rod I already had. (Hint: hang your curtains high and wide to make your window look bigger!)

In the corner by the window I also made this mask holder:

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I actually made this a LONG time ago and I got the arrow and supplies from The Wood Connection. I did a post for them about a year or so ago and I was originally using this to hold my boys bow ties and ties (see that HERE). Turns out its much cuter for superheroes. I also made the masks in a different post which can be found HERE.

On the other side of the window I hung this sign that I made:

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The “Arise from the dust my sons, and be men” can actually be found in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 1: 21. It has always been a special scripture to me and my husband and I find it especially fitting for this superhero room where I want my boys to learn what being a man really is: Rising above what the world tells you to be and being a Godly man. Ok. Enough about the meaning.

I made this board from an old sign I had (with different vinyl lettering). It used to be bright lime green. I peeled off the vinyl, painted it red and cut my own white vinyl with my silhouette.

The little chair is something that my husbands grandma made from him when he was little. The fabric is a little 90’s but its a sentimental piece. Plus who doesn’t love little recliners for kids?!

Next is the bunk beds.

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These were also something we already had. I got them from the Wood Connection furniture store a few years ago and stained them myself. Then my husband put them together. The bedding is from Ikea and that red plaid blanket was a D.I. find. Score!

Welp! Thats all for the tour today! If you want a little sneak peak of what the room looked like before, here is a little looksy…

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Pretty sad huh? And look how tiny that window looks!

To keep up on how the rest of my house transforms follow along at Dream Crafter or on my Instagram @dreamcrafter101.

-Ali

Boys super hero room


Hello Crafting Chicks readers, my name is Shelly Dolen. I blog over at Dolen Diaries where I share my family’s adventures in creativity! Our latest creative adventure was moving into a “new” fixer upper. We have so many projects going on right now that I feel like we are in heaven! One of the bigger projects I am working on is organizing a craft room / office space for me and my husband, Micah, to share. (Yikes I have A LOT of stuff! This process has made me worry that I will soon be featured on one of those hoarders shows!)

After a trip to Ikea we had a desk with two work spaces and some cute modern chairs but no bulletin or display board. I didn’t want it to look or feel like I stepped into Ikea every time I came in here to work so I decided we needed a garage date night to make a Planked Art Display Board to make this room feel more like us!

Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

To make your own Planked Art Display Board you’ll need:

  • 8 wainscot plank paneling pieces 3.5″ x 32″ *you can get a 12 pack at Lowe’s in this exact length
  • 2 1×4 cedar fence boards cut down 2 pieces 34″ & 2 pieces 23″ *we used reclaimed fence boards
  • Picture Wire 6.7 mm x 7.6m
  • 4 eye hooks
  • 2 cable crimps
  • wire cutters
  • wire crimper or pliers
  • air staple gun with 1″ staples or a drill with 1″ screws
  • hand drill with 1/16″ drill bit
  • 2 1″ screws
  • white spray paint

To start, I laid our plank pieces out so I could arrange where I wanted all the different grooves, knots, etc. to land.

Next, I looked at the 1x4s to decide which sides would show. I played around with the frame pieces on top of the planks until I was happy with their arrangement. I preferred the look of the longer frame pieces being on the top and bottom rather than the sides. Then I stacked the planks and frame pieces back up in order from top to bottom and set them aside to give us room to start assembly.

I laid the frame out front side down and Micah clamped the corners together squarely onto the work table. *It’s important to make sure that you are laying your frame out squarely or you’re going to have a wonky finished product.

Once all the corners were securely clamped, I laid out my planks centered on top of the frame face side down.

We used an air stapler to attach the planks all along the edge of the frame. We chose an air stapler for ease but if you don’t have one you could use 1″ screws.

After I had gone all around the perimeter of the planks with staples, Micah added a few extras on the top and bottom corners to give it a little more strength.

Just to make sure it was strong enough to hang and support artwork, he added a staple on each of the frame seams.

DIY Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Our planked art display was ready for paint!

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Our office color is Repose Grey by Sherwin Williams. I love this color with our white desk and chairs so I thought white would be the perfect color choice for our planked art display as well! After one heavy coat of paint, I could see just a hint of wood here and there. It was just that touch of rustic that we both adore so we decided one coat was enough.

After the paint was dry it was time to add the wires! I figured that two rows of wires would allow for perfect artwork hanging room. To make it easy I lined up our wire path with the grooves in the planks. Micah predrilled the holes for the eye hooks.

The next task was to twist in the eye hooks and I have to say it was tougher than I thought it would be! I started all gung-ho and then made Micah finish because my finger tips were sore. (Girly hands!)

We decided the best way to make the wire as tight as possible was to loop it around each of the eye hooks.

Micah slid a cable crimp onto the wire and clamped a pair of pliers on each end of the wire. We each grabbed a pair of pliers and pulled the wire taunt.

While the wire was held taunt, Micah crimped the cable crimp together.

 

We trimmed the wire ends and repeated the process for the second row of wire.

 

Lastly, we snipped off more wire and secured it to the back of the board for hanging.

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries}

I absolutely adore how our DIY Planked Art Display turned out, don’t you!?!

The little ledge on the bottom of the frame is the perfect spot for this vintage reader board letter.

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries}

While Micah’s happy with just what we have on the board now, I can’t wait to fill it up with some of the works of art our boys create for us! Would you be a board filler like me or a minimalist like Micah?

Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Thank you all SO much for letting me share our Planked Art Display Board with you! I’d love it if you would pop by Dolen Diaries to say hi and don’t forget to pin this project for your next garage date night!


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This is the perfect tote for any book lover! “Adventure is out There” A perfect quote to go with any book tote to carry your favorite reads.  Or make a library tote!  Sharing how I made this adorable DIY Adventure Quote Tote using my Cricut Explore.

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Materials:

-Cricut Explore Machine

-Cricut Design Space software

-12×12 standard grib cutting mat

-Gold Iron on Transfer Material

-an Iron

-A 11×13 white

Prep:

Add the gold iron on material to your cutting mat. Choose the appropriate setting on the dial.

Cut:

In design space, pull up the “Adventure is out There”. Load the cutting mat and cut. Make sure you select “mirror image” before you cut.

Assemble:

Iron over your tote…get it really hot. Place your image on top of the bag. Iron over the plastic. Be sure to get the tiny details with your iron. Gradually and slowly peel off your plastic top. I also like to place a thin towel on top of the image and iron once again.

Now you can enjoy your fabulous new book tote! Or gift one to a friend.

ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE QUOTE WITH HOT AIR BALLOON



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