decorating with monograms

February 1st, 2016

If you’ve walked into a Michaels lately, you have probably seen the gorgeousness that is their new Make Market section, and my favorite part is the “Alphabet Soup” selections. I adore all things monogram, and I might have bought a little of each style.  Here’s some of my favorites, but there were even more gorgeous and awesome alphabets and other items too.

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I have been meaning to do some decorating in my son’s room, so I grabbed some items specifically for that. I especially loved these fabric monograms and added a cute little hexagon vase – also from Michaels, on a few vintage books.

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And I loved these colored letters – they had tons of colors, so I spelled out my son’s name.

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Even these cute little chalkboard crates were in the Make market. Perfect for his favorite books.

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And I might have grabbed a few things for me. Like this monogram tray in aqua! I love it on my nightstand to collect all those little odds and ends.

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And these large acrylic monograms are so cool too! I love how so many of these items are great for just go-to home decor.

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I can’t wait to take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!

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Mud Room organization

January 1st, 2016

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I LOVE organizing stuff, and Michaels helped light a fire under my butt to get this Mud/Laundry/Office room all organized and decorated. Usually I can keep this room mostly functional, but crazy Christmas time made this room extra crazy… perfect for before pics! Last year for this challenge, I organized my craft room, and I’m happy to report that it mostly stays organized/clean as long as I’m careful during a project.

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I love when a room is all done! The feeling is so completely different when I walk into the room, I just want to hang out in here all the time now.  If you’ve seen my previous laundry room, you’ll definitely see similarities here. Instead of a darker aqua, I choose a brighter mint for the cabinets. Now that its all decorated, the mint feels fresh and airy, I love it!

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Michaels just launched a new line of storage and organization product called Cre8ted Spaces available in stores now and it has tons of different colors, bins and office supplies – with more than 300 new items in 4 coordinating colors, you have to check it out!

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I used a bunch of the coral and aqua items from the Cre8ted Spaces and mixed them with some gorgeous copper baskets from the basket section at Michaels.

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The aqua boxes look perfect in my mint cabinets (SW Mint Condition)

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I also found this pin board at Michaels to finish off my desk, and lots of cute desktop items too.

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I’m so happy to have this room all finished! I just need to keep it clean now!

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  • Inspired to organize your own space? Start the year off right! Michaels has tons of products and storage supplies that can be used to decorate and inspire creativity in any room of your house or office.
  • If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun storage projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 makers’ ideas on The Glue String for tips on designing, organizing and decorating their favorite places!

 

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Quick and Easy Holiday Hostess Gifts

December 1st, 2015

We’re all hitting up holiday parties this time of year, and instead of the same ol’ hostess gifts, here are a few fun ideas using items that I found at Michaels!

It doesn’t get much easier than a potted plant. I found this pretty cream ceramic pot at Michaels as well as the lovely striped ribbon. Even the joyful tag was from a paper pad. I picked up the beautiful succulent at a local nursery for $4. This gift took about a minute to put together and who can say no to a pretty plant (I might be keeping this instead of giving it away!)?

Michaels had so many cool holiday items this year, including these snowflake measuring cups. Add a little ribbon and a tag and you have the perfect hostess gift for the hostess who loves to bake.

I love bringing baked goods as hostess gifts, and its a great way to gift that beautiful cake plate that I’ve been eyeing. This glass plate from Michaels was a steal of a deal especially with my 50% off coupon! I made my favorite Christmas cookies – Mexican Wedding Cookies to go on top.

I’ve collected quite a few of these ceramic mason jars. I use them for EVERYTHING, so why not a hostess gift? A few old timey candy canes, some ribbon and a small pine branch and you have a lovely gift. This idea would be great for a teacher gift too – just add a giftcard to Michaels!

I also found these adorable red (and blue) tart pans at Michaels and made a small cherry tart. Definitely a show stopper for your next party.

All the Michaels Makers are showing their favorite “Christmas Hacks” check them out below… and be sure to check out Michaels for so many great holiday items.

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