Thursday, November 5, 2015

Holiday Crafty Command Center!

This post is brought to you by Consumer Crafts and Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

The holidays can get a little crazy sometimes.  With endless things to do like shopping, baking, wrapping, crafting, and for me crocheting (and more crocheting) it can all be a bit of a whirlwind.

The good folks at Consumer Crafts sent me an awesome box of goodies to check out and I thought the perfect project would be to create a Holiday Command Center to get everything super organized before the season really kicks into full gear.  I had a super fun crafternoon making some things for my home and couldn't wait to share them with you!

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I wanted the Holiday Command Center to be both pretty and functional...it includes a chalkboard to write your to-dos, heavy duty clothespins at the bottom for notes and cards, and a lovely mercury glass container to hold all of your chalk, pens, or even some festive candy canes.


This would be perfect for a craft room, a pantry door, or even a home office.  For the wreath, I wrapped some red and white burlap around a grapevine wreath and hot glued it in place,


This mercury glass container is simply hung on the ledge...I bent it a little to make it wider to fit.  Note:  If you have small kids, you might want to skip the hanging glass part for this project.


With all of the mail, receipts, and cards arriving at most homes daily, I thought these chunky clothespins were perfect.  I gave them a quick coat of acrylic paint (they originally had a flower on them) in a brick red to match the burlap from the wreath.  Then hot glued a natural wood snowflake...festive!


I was on quite a crafty kick, so I made another project that can be hung with the chalkboard, a small memo board!  I used natural and red burlap, cork letters and ribbon (this stuff is so neat, I didn't even realize cork ribbon was a thing!)  I attached it all to a burlap covered frame...kind of like an artist canvas but with burlap.

To top it off, I spelled "family" with the cork letters:


I hot glued everything...this entire memo board seriously took me about 10 minutes to make, yet so pretty!  I lined everything up, trimmed, then glued in place.  Be sure to leave that top edge of the burlap ribbon unglued so you can clip things onto it.  Let cool and dry and that's it!


I also got these awesome wood trees...I simply put a thin layer (watery so it looks like a stain) of paint, hot glued a star to each, then tied on the leftover burlap from the other projects.  The trees came with jute twine for stringing up.


I had so much fun during my holiday crafternoon playing with all of the pretty things.  What are you crafting this holiday season?

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2 comments:

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  2. you are so creative and I love all your post thanks for sharing all that you do

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