Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Craft Room Organizing-Store over 200 Rolls of Ribbon in a 12" square Space!

 How do you store over 200 rolls of ribbon?  Easy!  Just put this little project together and you've got something you can put on your craft desk that is only twelve inches square.and spins around so you have easy access to ALL your ribbon rolls. (2" round ribbon rolls from American Crafts)

1 piece of wood 11x11 (top and bottom pieces need to be larger than the lazy susan piece)
1 piece of wood 12x12x2  or take a piece of wood 11" x 11" and add pieces of wood on each side to make   it a 2" base--that's what we did.
8 pieces of dowel each 15" long
Drill with 1/4" bit
Lazy Susan Turntable
Paint or stain

(1) On the top piece of wood,  space out and drill  8 holes with a 1/4" drill bit. A 1/4" dowel were the perfect size for our American Crafts rolls of ribbon.

(2) Then attach the lazy susan turntable to the top piece of wood. 
(3) Drill a access hole in that top piece. This will give you access to the bottom piece so you can drive a screw into the bottom piece of the lazy susan, down into the base.
(4) Then attach the lazy susan to the bottom piece with a screw (through the access hole) 

 Yes, this involves measuring and a drill. You can purchase the lazy susan turntable at

After you pull the ribbon off of a roll you can either use a piece of tape or a tiny pin to keep it from unraveling.  Such a small thing that will prove to be so useful in your craft room! (Thanks to Chad the builder for making this for me) 


This is a fabulous idea for organizing your Twine. Easy to get and a piece of art for your walls.  Get the tutorial HERE

Isn't this a unique way to store your twine. It will definitely add to your decor too. Get the complete instructions HERE

Here are some great things that you can use for storage and organization in your craft room. We added the prices and a link to the page on the IKEA web site in case you want to look around further. Click here   for the entire selection of IKEA Storage Boxes and Baskets.  You can use the magazine racks for important papers, copy paper, scrapbook paper OR your craft magazines. 

All of the items above can be hung on the wall using the IKEA rod and hooks, which are very inexpensive.  Use all your wall space for organizing your room. Even if it is just a narrow tall wall you can put it to good use. Click HERE for their Wall Organizers

The 9 draw unit  from IKEA will hold a lot of ribbon and craft supplies.  Love the workstation.   and the drawer that holds big and flat items would be great in a craft room too. Here's the link for the drawer unit on casters. 

Here's a great picture using the IKEA Grundtal System show above. Click HERE  The spice jars in the 3 shelves are from IKEA and so are the round tins 

Notice all the tags on the front of the storage boxes. It will help you find things so much quicker than opening boxes one at a time.  Click HERE

All three of these photos are from the same craft room. If you head over there she will give you all kinds of great tips plus lots of photos of her craft room. PLUS she made a video which she narrates about it.   Good ideas! Click HERE

Oh top of adding a tag you could add a clipboard with an itemized list. You'll be so organized you won't be able to stand it! Click HERE

This is a great use of existing space. 38 paper punches and edgers are stored on the side of the cabinet by installing curtain rods all the way down the side. Click HERE  to see even more great ideas for a craft room. 

Do you have access to a closet? Then you've got a mini craft room.  You'll be surprised just how much you can put in a space like this if it is organized. Promise!  Click HERE to see more closets

What about those small pieces of scrapbook paper? Do you save small pieces? I do. This is a great way to organize them. You get a set of 5 of these for $1.99 at IKEA. Then just put a color label on the front and you're good to go! Click HERE

And's the perfect vinyl wall quote for a wall in your craft room. On that big blank wall, over the door or window....I'm sure you can find a spot.
 Head over to our Etsy shop to see the listing and get one for your craft room! Click HERE

And here's another one that would be perfect for the scrapbook room!  Click HERE to see it. 

This wall quote is great for your family photo wall AND your scrapbook room....because after all, you are preserving your families memories!  Click HERE

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Brand New! It's A Girl Baby Shower Printables

Are you planning a baby shower in the very new future?  We've designed some Baby Shower party printables for a baby girl  that will make putting your party together so easy!  We made this one up in a pastel pink and includes:
8 Different Nugget Wraps
8 Different Cupcake Toppers
8 Different Thank-You Tags
8 Straw Flags
8 Drink Labels
2 Different Food Tent designs
and a "Advice to the new mom" printable

Once you purchase our Baby Shower printables you can print out as many as you need, whether it's 10, 30 or 100-However many you need for your party.  We will email the printables to the email listed on the Paypal invoice/payment. If you need it sent to a different email just leave it in the "message to seller" portion of the check-out page.

Click HERE to go to our Etsy shop and purchase it 

 The "Advice to a new mom" printable is something fun for your guests to do while they wait for everyone to arrive at the party (Also a great ice-breaker)  Not included in the party pack but definitely something fun for your baby shower is this darling pink onesie. source

We've definitely got a "lace" theme going on here plus different ways you can use the same tag on all kinds of packing ideas and...... what's inside the long narrow box? (hint: It's a sweet treat with a baby theme) 

Are you hosting a baby shower for a boy?  Click HERE to see our printables for a boy baby shower.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Easter Dollar Store Finds-Cute Easter Eggs and More!

Found some really fun things for Easter at my local Dollar Store (not All a Dollar, or General Dollar or even Family dollar---Dollar Tree is where these can be found) They have sooooo many cute things for Easter. Lots of cute Easter eggs. I only picked up these four sets. The four sets I purchased today come 3 to a package for $1.

  Love the polka dot eggs.  They measure 3.5" tall and 7.5" around.  Purple, green and blue with white polka dots.

  This cute bunny measures 4" tall and 7" around. Fill them up with yours or your kids favorite candy.

 These plastic carrots are perfect for the Easter basket.  They measure 4" tall and 5.5" wide. 
They have a flat bottom so they can sit up as shown.They are orange with a green top. 
These would be cute with a cute tag hanging from the top with someones name for
 a place card for Easter.  Just got a good idea from a friend of our blog.
Goldfish crackers would be great inside the carrots--same color and small.

These Easter chicks are light orange.  They measure 3.5" tall and 7" around. 
 Their little wings, beak and feet are a darker orange. Fill them full of candy, money, small trinkets etc.  You could even put a little grass on the bottom of each one before adding the treats. 

They also had:
Darling Easter refrigerator magnets
Paper Easter grass
Sports themed Easter eggs
Bunny ear headbands
Funny bunny glasses for the kids
Lots of different Easter baskets (basket in top photo is from Dollar Store)
Easter eggs on picks for decorating and some for hanging (with loop-small)
More Bunny shaped eggs
Easter Pencils
Lots of fun Easter candy
and much more!

If you need some new Easter eggs this year (and even if you don't) 
I'd head right over before the selection is all picked over. 
They have small, medium and jumbo sized eggs.  You'll love what you find!

Click HERE to see their Easter Baskets
Click HERE to see the Easter headbands, glasses, pencils plushes and more
Click HERE to see the bunny shaped Easter Eggs (not the ones above)


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

13 NEW Tips & Tricks-How to keep chocolate warm for DIPPING, Dollar Store tip, 50 Fudge recipes and more

Are you craving the Hostess Ding Dong treats? Well here's  recipe so you can make them yourself.....and I've got to think that they would be better for you than the "real" thing.  Click HERE

And don't they make this look easy.  You'll want to get the recipe and more info about these delicious looking rolls. 
Click HERE

What an excellent idea!  Whether your dipping pretzels, molding chocolate, drizzling chocolate over Rice Krispies, popcorn or other treats, this tip will help keep the chocolate the right consistency until you are done with your project.  I love the idea of a crock pot full of chocolate.  Click HERE to get more information about this fun idea!

Have you ever made a Fruit Trifle? Just the name elevates fruit to something more appealing. Click HERE to get the recipe.....Could be your new favorite fruit recipe!

Here's a different way to celebrate birthdays--all you need is their favorite soda and candy bar.  It's unique!  Click HERE to see how they put it together.

Are you a great fan of FUDGE? Well this is your lucky day.....50 Fudge Recipes. Oh my! There's some yummy recipes here. Click HERE

Here's a post about what NOT to buy at the DOLLAR Store. Some things are a deal and some things really aren't even worth $1.00 so be selective with what you buy and click HERE to see all the things that you shouldn't buy there.

Give up buying dryer sheets or fabric softener to make your clothes smell clean and get ride of static cling.  There's a great DIY option that "Really Works"  according to this blog and you can use it for 40 to 50 loads of clothing. Click HERE to get the details.

Ever thought of using an apple slicer to cut up raw  and cooked potatoes?  It's a great idea. Click HERE

It's a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.....Or a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie. This will definitely impress the people!  Gimme Some Oven  

This blogger swears by this homemade dishwasher soap. The ingredients are all great things. You'll want to see the difference between using this detergent and a store bought one. I'm definitely going to try this one!  Cupcake Apotheacary

Store hair elastics on a shower curtain ring or a carabiner.  Very Clever idea. Head over to  Power Home Solutions to see 15 ways to stay organized in the bathroom!

Do you have this ugly buildup on your kitchen faucet or is your shower head plugged up? What about the tray on the front of your refrigerator that catches the excess water? Want to know how to remove these hard water stains using something non-toxic and cheap?  It's really cheap and  it really works.  Head over to The Thrifty Home to see what she used.


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Book Marks and Tags for your little Readers! It's a Sugar-Free Gift

  By now you may all have out Valentine's Day book marks. Now we are sharing a fun way to package them or use them as an embellishment on a package of treats. Just wrap up the book marks in a Pretzel Bag, add one of our free tags ("You wrote the book on COOL") and you've made it an even more special Valentine's Day gift.

Click HERE to get these bookmarks

 Take it another step by using the wrapped book marks for the top of a wrapped package, whether it's a box of dollar candy or a box of chocolates or any other gift or even a large candy bar.

 Hot Tamales make a fun Valentine's Day treat. We wrapped up the box using cardstock, but you could use wrapping paper, newspaper or any other kind of paper.  Then cut out a piece of cardstock to use for the band that goes around the middle.  The dollar candy boxes are different sizes so just buy the candy you like and wrap it up accordingly. (We left the ends open)   Coordinate the paper you wrap the box, the band and the tag so you have a perfectly matching package. Then just attach the book mark to the top of the package. We used a 1.5" scallop punch for the tags. You could use up to 2" punch if you like.

We wrapped each book mark up individually but you could include 3 or 4 book marks within one package. Tie up with twine and then add the tag and finish with a bow.  You can get pretzel bags at any craft store (Where the chocolate molds and cake decorating things are sold)


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