Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chalkboard Picture Frame Hanger

Picture frames are great for displaying pictures on your walls.  However, getting them level and in the right place can be hard.  Then a few months later, I want to change the picture in the frame making me find the hook and level all over again.  After Christmas, I didn't want to take my Chalkboard Stocking Wall Hanger down because it fit just perfectly in that place on my wall.  So, I set out to find a way to repurpose it for year round usage.  Using it to hang picture frames during the year was the perfect solution!  Picture frames are easy to re-hang every time I want to change the pictures, and I can easily change the message about the pictures depending on the season (or my mood!)  It looks great and gives me one less thing to put up and down during Christmas this year.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Rid of Clothes You Don't Wear

I try and reuse and repurpose as many items as I can before I throw them away.  That's where my Wire Shelving Shelf Liner came in.  I can come up with crafts that would use lots of useless junk, but I always have to ask myself if I'm ever ACTUALLY going to do that project...The answer is usually no.  Clothes are one of the hardest for me.  I keep telling myself that I'll wear it next year or that I can use the fabric in a craft project and save myself some money.  Neither of those two things usually happen.  Since I like shopping (a lot), I have to get rid of clothes because my closet space is maxed out as is.  So, I wanted to share my solutions with you for only keeping the clothes you wear and getting rid of the ones you don't (and hopefully make a little money in the process).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Autographed Concert Ticket Art

Another commonly autographed item at concerts is concert tickets.  So, as I continue to clean out drawers, I wanted to do something with my concert tickets to declutter but still keep them safe.  With few exceptions, most people print their ticket out at home making the tickets 8.5" x 11".  This works perfect for framing, but even if you printed in color concert tickets are not exactly eye catching.  However, I have a solution to this problem.  As mentioned in my previous post, CD Cover Art is very eye catching.  Also, incorporating it into your project will let anyone who sees it more readily identify who the autograph is from.  I bought a document frame with room for a picture from Michael's (use a coupon if frame aren't on sale).  I turned the frame so it was portrait and placed my tickets in the correct opening.  Then, I took the CD Cover from one of the artist's albums (the same album as the tour if possible) and placed it in the picture opening.  It looks great on the wall, and I'm happy that I no longer need to worry about my tickets being ruined in a junk drawer.

Is there something you want to frame, but don't know how to frame it?  Comment and I'll be glad to rack my brain for you!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Autographed CD Art

In my concert going heyday, I ended up with a lot of autographed stuff.  Since that time, it has been sitting in piles in drawers just gathering dust.  One of the easiest things to get autographed at a concert is CD inserts (because this was before everything was bought in mp3 only).  CD inserts are already pretty artistic and an autograph makes them even better.  So, I thought why not turn them into wall art?  It will help me decorate my walls and will help me declutter a drawer.  What made this project even easier is that Micheal's has CD Display Cases for purchase.  Now, I smile when I see my favorite bands or past and present on my walls and feel relieved to have one less thing in my drawers.  On to my next decluttering project!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Last Minute Present: Personalized Ornaments

Did you just realize that you don't have a present for a friend or family member?  Christmas tree ornaments are easy to make and personalize all in a short period of time.  Unless they read this blog, they will think you thought long and hard about a meaningful ornament for them, and what they don't know won't hurt them.  Here are two easy to make ornaments that will be perfect for all the people in your life.