Creating Storage for My Seashells

Good morning! It’s the last day of July! Can you believe it? Do have children getting rady to go back to school? Or maybe you are! I still have¬† a few weeks left before I go back. So today I am heading to the zoo with Lauren and my two little nieces. It’s supposed to be over 100 degrees today (actually this will be 26 days in a row!), but we are going anyways! The zoo does have a water play area, so we will be spending time in there getting wet!

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Last week, I pulled down a box from my closet, not even sure what was inside. It ended up being fabric. I wondered where those fabric pieces had gone to! For some reason, this time when I looked at the box, I came up with the perfect use for it! My seashells!

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Here’s how I had them separated. Real classy, right? Yep, good ol’ ziplock bags!

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I knew I needed more than just 4 compartments, so I dug through my scrapbooking paper and made some more dividers.

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I measured each section and then cut pieces of paper a little larger than would fit across each one. I then folded the edges to create a place to glue. I cut 4 pieces and then varied where I glued them in, so that some of the spaces were bigger for my larger shells.

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The dividers in the box weren’t exactly straight, so some of my pieces are a little bowed, but that won’t matter once the shells are in it.

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The lid had one corner missing. I don’t even remember that happening, but I had to find away to fix it, at least a little bit.

 

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I guess I forgot to take a picture, but I cut 2 little strips of cardboard and glued them on the side and around the corner. Then I glued a burlap ribbon over the while edge of the lid, so it was all covered up. You will see it in the finished pictures.

This is my ancient Cricut machine. I’m sure it’s an antique now.:) But it still mostly works! It took me forever to decide what I wanted to put on to of the box. I knew I wanted it to say ‘seashells’, but I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do it. Stickers, chipboard, paint? I looked through my stash, but finally decided I could get the style I wanted with my Cricut.

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I love this paper! Once I had my letters cut out, I drew a chalk line on the box so I could keep my letters in a straight line and then glued the letters on. Once I had the letters afixed, I just wiped off the chalk.

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Here is the side of the box. I added the ribbon to cover up the fixed edge and then added the sailor knot to cover the spot where the ribbon comes together. I added the label too, just in case I forget what’s in the box again. ūüôā

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Now my shells are all organized and neat! I love that I can easily find exactly the kind of shell I want!

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Now I have room for both small shells and large ones.

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I’m really pleased with how this turned out! Now I probably need something for all the driftwood I have! Hope you all have a great week!

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Here are some other ideas for your seashell collection!

seashell speciman frame sand dollars      family room shelves, coastal, books, seashells     boho seashell mobile hanging outside

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Hello!  Welcome back to the blog!  I hope that have all had a wonderful week and have awesome plans for the weekend?

This project was a lot of fun for me to work on.  Even though it is very simple, it was a still a blast to work on.

As you may have seen the gallery wall that I am working on in my living room. ¬†You know, the one with all of the maps. ¬†Anyway, I wanted something to add to the wall that didn’t scream MAPS!

So while meandering through Michaels one day I came across a bunch of letters. ¬†They were in the spring clearance, but I didn’t have enough letters to make any great words. ¬†So, I went to the wood section and found all the letters that I wanted for my wall. ¬†I then made my way to scrapbooking where I picked out my paper.

Wander Supplies

So here are my supplies! ¬†I decided to go with the word Wander because it has to do with adventures and traveling, but it’s not 100% travel. ¬†And the paper is so cute! ¬†I love the wood with the little bit of pink in it. ¬†So all you need is the paper you like, letters, glue, a pencil, and a pair of scissors.

Tracing Letters

First, you need to trace you letters. ¬†If you are tracing on the backside of the paper, remember to lay your letters down backwards to the print is correct! ¬†After you do that, it’s time to cut.

Before I Glue

I double checked to make sure the paper fits correctly on the letters.  And then the gluing started.  I put the glue down and used a paintbrush to make the glue even across the letter.  I then laid the paper down and smoothed it out so there were no bubbles.

I then took the paper with the hearts (that had maps in them mind you) and cut out some of the hearts that had a lot of pink on them.  They were placed on the letters and glued down to add extra flair on the letters.

And then it was done!

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Now, I only have the letters sitting on top of my middle map until I can enough command strips, but I love it!  I really like the look of the letters and I think that it fits really well with the travel/adventure theme.  I also really like the small hearts on each letter; it adds a bit of femininity.

I can’t wait to actually mount these letters on the wall and keep the gallery wall going!

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Scrabble Tile Spring Sign

Good morning! We are having some beautiful weather today, at least until the next rain storm comes in. But that’s okay, we need it! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I ¬†know my preschoolers are very excited. We hope to be able to have some fun tomorrow at school.

This weather feels like spring, so I thought I would start a spring project. I still have  quite a few pieces of this painted wood and I found some scrabble-like letters in my scrapbooking stash, so I decided to put them together. I came up with some spring-like words and tried to keep them about the same length, but some are longer than others. I started by laying them out on the board.

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I figured out I would need 3 inches between the bottom of one line of letters and the top of the next. I used a ruler and drew lines across so I would know where to line up the letters.

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I added a line of glue just below the pencil line and started gluing on letters, making sure they were centered. I didn’t measure for the center, I just eyeballed it, but you can certainly do that.

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total aside: I did change the spelling of blossoms!

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I had some blank spots where I had to fill in, so I found some cute spring flowers from my scrapbooking stash too and after playing with it for a bit, found the right combinations. I ended up using only the yellow and pink.

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I placed it on my mantle with a cute little bird who is ready for spring too!

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I made the spring banner a couple of years ago and thought is was the perfect touch across the window.

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Have you started projects for spring yet? Or done any decorating? I am more than ready for the heavenly sunshine! I hope you all have a great week!

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Here are some links to some of the items I used for your convenience. Homeonthecorner earns a little bit from each sale with no extra charge for you! Thank you!

          

Corner News-March 19, 2016

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Happy Saturday! ¬†We are starting our spring break here and I have the next week off! Yeah!! I am hoping to get a few projects done to share with you all! We’ll see how it goes!

Do you remember Zoella? Her nickname is Munch, because she is such a Munchkin! She was adopted by Lauren, but she had to stay at our house for awhile. Wweelll, we became attached, and Rozy became her best friend, so now she is mine. I love this little girl!! ¬†Zoella’s baby picture is here¬†and Rozy is here.

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I added this box shelf to my craft room wall. Steve had put this together a long time ago and I had it outside. But now I repainted the outside white and gold on the inside. I added some fun little accessories.

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I found the adorable puppy picture on clearance at Hobby Lobby. There was no way I would pass this one up!! I added glitter to a wooden ‘S’ for another project and then changed my mind, so now it resides here. I just picked up the little bicycle plate from Goodwill, but it originally came from Target and the jar is part of my button collection.

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I love all these things! Bicycles and buttons…

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Puppies and letters!

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and spring break! I can’t wait to update you on my projects. I hope I can accomplish something!!

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