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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Organization is Key...{ Tutorial }



I am a creature of habit. And my habit is to leave needles and bits and pieces everywhere. With a now walking 1 year old that is just not possible. 

Our town just got a dollar tree. No more 30 minute drive for this momma! So I had to visit. While I was visiting I saw these containers and I just knew I could use like 50 of them. But I restrained myself and bought 3. 

How is that for self control?!

Supplies- 

one or two or three or 50? of these fancy plastic jars with lids
hot glue gun & glue
Old pair of maternity jeans that you hated
 Wide Ribbon
Card Stock


First we start by measuring our containers and cutting out a piece of jeans (or other material ) to size. You want it to go from the very bottom to the top and than cover two sides as well. (sorry for the lack of photo)

Than put a strip of glue on the end and push down, repeat on other side. Make sure you keep it straight! Trust me you don't want to have to re-do that. 


Now you should have this...



Cut your ribbon to the same width and using dots on the two corners glue on top of the jeans in the middle like so... (repeat on both sides)


Oooo Ahhhh! How pretty! But wait... we aren't done yet! 


What kind of organization queens would we be without labels?! I did mine real quick in photoshop. But you can use any writing or image editing program. Print on CARD STOCK! This is important because if you use regular computer paper the glue shows through and it is just a mess. 


Put glue all the way around ...


While your doing this chase down your bug that just stole one of your jars. 


Glue to the approximate center on the ribbon on the front of the jar. 

YOU'RE DONE! 


See that was easy wasn't it? 


I did all three of mine in 30 mins. Which included chasing bug down for my containers as he stole them. 


Now go make you some pretty containers! Be sure to send me photos so that I can see what you did or upload them to our facebook page 

Linking it up to a few parties :








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4 comments:

Poekitten said...

Very cute! That's a great idea:)

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! I love it! Thanks for showing everyone. Dawn Gomez

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

oo. I like. How big are the containers? I might have to check out what you guys have in the new store. I bought a ton of containers for my craft room re-do but I think I've decided that I need bigger ones for my shelf. ( =

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great idea! I always feel so much better when everything is organized.
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