I still have a few weeks left of summer break, so I haven't really jumped into creating back to school stuff....yet.... This Monday Made It post is all about fun summer stuff!
Jewelry Organization Board
You have no idea how badly I needed this! My necklaces were scattered between random ziplock baggies and plastic containers and I wasn't even wearing most of them because I didn't even know what I had!
I got my inspiration from several pins I found on Pinterest and whipped this up in just a few hours.
Bulletin Board ($10 at Target)
White Paint ($2.50 at Target)
Fabric (about $3 at Joanns)
Lace Elastic ($1 at Joanns)
Ribbon ($2 at Joanns)
Push Pins ($3 at Target)
First I painted the boring brown frame of the board white.
Once dry, I covered the cork with my fun grey and white fabrics. I stapled the edges.
I also added a piece of elastic lace on the bottom, thinking I might hang some earrings from it.
To cover those ugly staples, I glued ribbon around the outside of the edges.
I let it all dry overnight, then organized my necklace disaster using these fun lime green push pins from Target.
Now I can actually see what necklaces I have and actually start wearing them!
Hanging Flower Pot
I had some extra flowers to plant, and wanted to make a hanging basket, but the only one I had was an ugly green and it had a hole in the bottom and a crack up the side. Bummer! I tried to find a new hanging basket, but apparently stores get rid of summer merchandise as soon as summer actually starts, and I couldn't find one anywhere.
So, I decided to do a little hanging basket makeover!
I found this bright and fun chevron duct tape and put several layers over the hole and crack, then went over the whole basket with the tape.
I love how it turned out! Bright, colorful, and once again functional!
Lemon is the perfect summer flavor! I found this lemon cake mix at the grocery store and decided to make them into lemon cupcakes. I made the cake mix as directed, but put it into muffin tins instead of a cake pan.
To add a little zing to the frosting I mixed in some fresh lemon zest and the juice of half a fresh cut lemon.
A little yellow sugar sprinkles on top and I had the most delicious summery cupcake!
Summer is not quite over yet, but I do have to start thinking about "back to school" pretty soon. I have a few ideas of things I want to make for my classroom over the next few weeks and hope to share them with you soon!