Must Make: Hanging Scarf & Hat Storage

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I know I'm not the only one who seems to have a pile of scarves and hats that don't quite fit anywhere. Thanks to Ikea Hackers for this super easy way to store & organize. Just take Ikea's ready made Kvarnvik hat boxes and screw to the wall. Genius!

Now why didn't I think of this?

DIY Stocking Hanger box

Monday, November 24, 2014

Because I just couldn't find a stocking hanger I liked, I had to make one.  Another pretty straight forward and cheap project if you have the materials on hand.  Who doesn't have some scrap wood and extra paint taking up space somewhere?

DIY Stocking Hanger Box

I made my own box but a ready made wood planter would have also worked (and made this project a lot faster to complete).  I wasn't sure how well it would hold the stockings but it does without even putting anything in the box.  If Santa brings you coal or something equally heavy to fill your stocking, you might want to add a brick in the box to be on the safe side.

Holiday To-Do List

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To say I'm excited about this holiday season might be an understatement.  But as I look around on some of my favorite blogs, I feel a little behind. I have trimmed exactly zero trees, whipped up no fabulous holiday recipes, not hung a single shiny ball.  And it has nothing to do with a moral imperative about waiting until after Thanksgiving or even not feeling the holiday spirit - I have no good excuse.  I have to remind myself it's only November and I'm just fine.  Phew.

I'm going to get a jump on some of my holiday DIY projects this weekend. I'm sure I'll feel a lot better about it then.  Until then, I'll have to rest easy on the laurels of my projects of Christmas past.

Anyone else slacking?