Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder Okay, so here’s the thing about Pinterest. It sometimes, more often than not actually, can be a black hole. For the amount of time I spend gushing over other’s projects, I’ve rarely made them for myself. Well, that is, until now! Starting today there will be a new column on The Crafted Life called, Pinned It, Made It, Loved It. I’ll be going through some of my favorite pins and actually giving them a go, while sharing the results with you! Hopefully this will encourage you to give some of your dream projects a try along the way :)

For my first project, I don’t think I could have picked an easier tutorial. I found this DIY Blanket Ladder tutorial by Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy and just fell in love. But I since I don’t have that many blankets in our home, I thought I’d make one for fabric storage instead!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder One difference in mine is that I made my dowels all the same size. Since I’ll be using it for fabric storage, I wanted an extra rung instead of extra space at the bottom like in the original tutorial. I also did not use any glue, and so far so good. I may go back in and add glue later if I notice it not holding up so well.

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder So what do you think?! Have you tried this project before? What are some pins that you’re itching to try?

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

10 DIY Storage Solutions

10 DIY Storage SolutionsIf there’s one thing my craft room could always use, it’s more storage. No matter how much I try to clean (which let’s be honest, it’s really not that often) it seems like my stuff is just everywhere. Not only is it everywhere, but it will also be nowhere at the same time… at least nowhere that I can find.

But it’s totally a fixable problem! The good news about making your own storage is that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or require a ton of skill to pull off. And I think these ten diy storage solution certainly prove that!

10 DIY Storage Solutions1. Recycled Shoebox Storage via Handmade Charlotte

10 DIY Storage Solutions2. Out The Door Storage by I Spy DIY

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!3. Floral Decoupage Storage by The Crafted Life

10 DIY Storage Solutions4. Wire Mesh Baskets by Fall for DIY

10 DIY Storage Solutions5. Painted Storage Box by Tell Love and Chocolate Continue reading…

DIY Floral Decoupage Storage Box

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: storage box, decoupage, brush, wrapping paper, scissors

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I think I’ve found my latest craft obsession: decoupage. I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it, but I’m now officially obsessed! And what better pairing for my first project than with another obsession of mine, Rifle Paper Co.

 

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I found this wrapping paper at Paper Source and knew I had to do something crafty with it. It’s too pretty to be used just once, don’t you think?

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I didn’t want to wrap the entire storage box, so I decided to cut out the flowers and use them individually. I ended up leaving a bit of the background as a boarder so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time worrying about getting perfect lines. All about efficiency over here people!

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!Apply a thin layer of decoupage to your surface then place your wrapping paper. Smooth out any bumps with your fingers and seal with another thin layer of decoupage on top. I was nervous that the decoupage would leave some trace on the surface, but it dried absolutely clear. Like I said, this stuff is amazing.

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!Let your box dry and then enjoy!

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!

 

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