This Monday, we have two questions that I have rolled into one super duper DIY project. The best part of this DIY is that it’s mostly FREE and it up-cycles something you probably have at home.
Question 1: What do you do, as a Mom, with old greeting cards that your children give you, after the occasion has passed?
Question 2: What do you do with all of your old, beautifully decorated planner pages after the dates have passed?
Here is the answer to both questions.
Do you ever buy salad in these clear plastic containers?
These that hold salad are a nice big size and have a hinged lid. Voila’ a storage container.
What, you ask, do I do with that ugly label on the top?
Excellent question and that brings us to the answer to question number two.
It breaks my heart to throw away greeting cards that my kids give me so, when I was looking for something to decorate the top of this I ran across a Mother’s Day card.
This card is very reminiscent of raising three boys so it makes for something really nice to look at when I pull this container out. As you can see, I grabbed some colorful Washi in order to adhere the card to the top. Personally, I like the angles but if you don’t want that look, or don’t use Washi then you can certainly adhere the card some other way. It’s definitely your choice.
Now, looking at the bottom portion of that card and seeing that expanse of plain green I considered writing on it what was stored in the box.
Then, I found a few Project Life Cards within my stash and a light bulb when off over my head.
So, I laminated a couple and grabbed a dry erase marker and some more Washi.
At first I was going to keep extra stickers in there but then BING another light bulb goes off. Planner pages. Decorated, planner pages from calendars past. Take a tissue and wipe off the word and write a new one, simple.
There it is. Seriously, these containers come in a variety of sizes and I find all kinds of uses for them. My polymer clay molds are housed in an un-embellished former blueberry container. Since it’s clear it’s basically hidden on the desk but my molds are dust free and out of the way.
What about you? Do you have any storage ideas that help store all of your stash? Scrapbook elements? Tools? Scraps? Yarn?
Tell me what storage you you need or you have created. I love reading your comments.