Monday, August 2, 2010

Crafty Organizing

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Let me start off by saying that I like to keep our apartment super clean. It is not very big so when it is dirty it really looks like a disaster. With that being said my husband is definitely not the neatest person in the world. Well every time I walk into our guest bedroom/office this is what I see...

I know it doesn't look that bad, but it gives me a small panic attack (ok...I'm exaggerating). My husband is in the art and design field so he always has sketches and drawings all over the desk, but I think it was the pens and pencil clutter that was really getting to me. Last time I was in Target I saw a really cute pencil cup, but I just couldn't justify spending $15 on it so, I knew I wanted to DIY something. When I decided to make white bean and chicken enchiladas for dinner tonight, I knew that I could use the cans that the beans were in for DIY pencil holders. Here is my process:

1. Wash and dry the can. Remove the label. Pick out some scrapbook papers and get out your supplies.

2. Cut the paper so it will fit around the can.

3. Put glue on both ends of the paper strip, and then wrap it around the can. Here is the final product!!

I definitely think that it helps to organize all of his pens, drawing pencils, and colored pencils and it looks cute! I hope he likes it!! And it definitely makes me feel better when I go in the office!

Happy Crafting!

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Anna said...

I want to make one of these! Very cute! I'm thinking zebra print. :)

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Laura said...

I'm so stealing this idea. My husband is not the neatest guy either. He just empty's his pockets everywhere, so I think I will make something like this for his loose stuff he carries around.

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a smart idea! Those are adorable! I never think of creating something myself and would have ended up spending the $15, begrudgingly.. I am going to think of this next time I am in a price predicament :)

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

What a clever idea! Very cute!!