Totally Tiffany’s Get Organized Challenge STARTS THIS WEEK!

To say the Get Organized Challenge changed my crafting life sounds like an understatement. I am not getting paid, endorsed, or rewarded in any way to share this GOC with you. The GOC is a weekly live podcast that you can watch later as often as you want.

Tiffany of Totally-Tiffany.com breaks down scrapbook storage and organization by item — stamps, inks, paper, embellishments — you name it! Watch the live broadcast or the podcast of only the ones you need help with, or do like I did: Watch the entire thing several times.

I have completely and totally organized my crafting, and it is wonderful. Not only can I find things quickly, but being organized means YOU USE YOUR STUFF. If you can’t find it, you can’t use it.

Many of my items were purchased through T-t.com but they can also be found on Amazon.

Do yourself a favor and check out the Get Organized Challenge. It’s free, it’s weekly, and it starts the 16th.

Get Organized Challenge

FUN AND EASY FARMHOUSE MAKEOVER OF WREATH HANGER

Modern farmhouse looks in your home is all the rage, thanks in no small part to Fixer Upper on HGTV. The basis of modern farmhouse is wood, galvanized steel, burlap, and twine.

I set out looking for a really cute farmhouse-inspired wreath hanger for my magnolia wreath for my door. I found absolutely nothing. Well, okay, I found one cute hanger but it was $26! Just for the hanger! I refuse to spend that on the wreath, let alone the hanger.

I went home determined to use something I already had and just make it over. And make it over I did!

I started with a very old gold metallic wreath hanger. I grabbed twine that I already had leftover from another craft and began wrapping it in the middle of the hanger. I chose the middle because the ends of the hanger are kind of funky. I put one small dot of hot glue to hold the end in place.

Next, I continued wrapping all the way to one end. At the end, I cut the twine, leaving about 2 inches extra. I wound twine around the end, securing it in place with hot glue. Then I started back near the middle again, tucking the end of the twine underneath and finished at the top. I used hot glue to secure the twine at the other end as well.

Finally, I placed it on my door and added my wreath. I absolutely love the look. It cost me NOTHING. I used supplies I already had. I really think it gave an extra touch of modern farmhouse to my magnolia wreath. 

Want your own magnolia wreath? Here’s a very affordable one!

I’m the queen of all things thrifty, so I save money where I can. I hope this inspires you to repurpose things you already have. This not only saves you money but it also saves more things from ending up in landfills. Until next time, craft on!

Have a larger budget for a magnolia wreath? Here’s a beautiful, handmade wreath.

 

 

Repurposing post-holiday clearance items for new purposes!

I purchased a Dead of the Dead wreath from Wal-Mart for $.25 after Halloween. I’m guessing the bright, spring colors weren’t what most people thought of when buying decor for Halloween.

I saw this wreath for a quarter, and knew I couldn’t pass it up. And knew INSTANTLY what I was going to do with it: Create a beautiful spring/Easter wreath!

 

I went to Dollar Tree and bought two bags of sytrofoam Easter eggs and one roll of wired ribbon ($3.24 total).

 

First, I carefully removed the sugar skulls from the DOTD wreath.

Next, I cut the sticks either very short, so I could stick them in the styrofoam, or completely off of the Easter eggs, so they nested in groups of three, and hot glued them to the wreath, making sure to cover the holes left by the skulls.

 

 

Last, I fashioned a cute bow and hot glued that to the wreath as well. The project cost me a total of $3.49, and I spent less than 30 minutes creating it.

It’s a great idea to shop the ‘after holiday’ clearances at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels. I frequently run into $10 items for under $1, and I can get creative much easier than I can justify spending $20-30 for a wreath.

Until next time, craft on!