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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Dream Tree Challenge – White Christmas Tree 2015

November 1st, 2015

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My favorite part of being a Michaels Maker last year was designing a tree for the Dream Tree Challenge 2014. So I was so excited when a new tree appeared on my front porch a few weeks ago.
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I wanted to create a tree that felt light and airy this year and I was inspired by the Christmas Mantel I created for my house last year and wanted to keep it simple and all white.
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So I went shopping at Michaels and found so many lovely white ornaments to get me started.

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One fun thing I did this year was add globe lights to my tree. This is the first year I’ve seen them available at Michaels and they are super affordable compared to buying them at Pottery Barn. I love how they light up the tree and brighten the room up at night. theprojectgirl-white-christmas-tree-1

The pom pom garlands are the same ones that I used on my Christmas mantel last year, they are in the kids craft section. I used 14 of them on my tree.
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The geometric ornaments added the perfect touch of modern. I created them with lollipop sticks from the candy making section of Michaels – and a lot of hot glue!

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theprojectgirl-white-christmas-tree-8For my wall decorations I wanted some extra-large geometric stars. I used mat board from the framing section at michaels. The big one is 30″ tall and the small ones are 20″ tall. 
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My favorite part of decorating for Christmas is the magical feel at night when all the lights are out and the christmas tree lights are glowing softly. theprojectgirl-white-christmas-tree-15Now that Halloween is over I can get excited about all the fun parts of Christmas!


Inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year.