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Painted Bud Vases

I told you when I announced that I am taking a little step back that I would be back from time to time with projects that I created and well, I am already back with one for you today. 
 I had this idea and bought everything for this project before I fully decided if I was taking a break or not so this was one that I mentioned that I had to share with you. 
 This project is super easy and I absolutely love how it turned out and how it looks on our faux mantle. 
Here is how to do it! 
Supplies:
-Clear Milk Vases (I found these on clearance at my local Joann Store)
-White Chalk Paint
-Faux Flowers of your choice and color
-Foam Brush
-File or sandpaper
Begin by making sure your glass is clean and dry. 
Then place your fingers inside the vase to hold so you don’t dirty up the glass and this way you won’t get your fingers dirty while painting. 
Paint the vase in vertical strokes and around the rim.
Paint all of your vases and let dry, like for real, LET THEM DRY! 
You need to let them sit for a long time before you attempt to recoat or you will take off the paint as you attempt to do another layer. 
I painted mine in the morning and let them sit all day and painted another coat before bed. 
Then repeated the next day for a total of 4 coats. Also, I painted 2 vertical coats and 2 horizontal coats.
Here are the vases after their 4 coats of paint.
Time to distress! Take a file or sandpaper and rub the vase in certain places to expose the glass below the paint.
Now this is totally optional! You don’t have to do this part if you don’t like the distressed look.
Work around the vase until you have the amount of distressing that you like. 
And that’s it! 
Trim down your faux flowers and place in each vase. I love ranunculus so I bought stems of faux ranunculus in a few colors and put one stem per vase.
I coordinated the flowers with the colors in my living room pillows and placed them in a pattern on our mantle. 
I love how simple yet vibrant they look! 
I created these for my Valentine’s Day mantle but I am pretty sure they are going to stay up through the spring with how much I like these on my mantle. 
Here’s a quick glimpse of my Valentine’s day mantle so far. Still need to make a few tweaks but I like how simple it is.
This is such an easy project and like I said, I just love how it turned out!
 I’ll be back next week with another project so stay tuned!

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MHCT&M: Ribbon Storage Ideas

Hello everyone! Allison from A Glimpse Inside back again. 

Can you believe it is the last Friday of January already?! I sure can’t but since it is Friday, that means it is time for another Must Have Craft Tip! 🙂 

 

Today I am finishing up our month of craft room storage solutions by sharing ideas to help organize your ribbon. 

 

 

Raise your hand if you have way too much ribbon than you know what to do with (raising my hand!)?! Like seriously, why do I have so much ribbon and WHY do I still buy it?! haha I have it kinda organized, some on my wall, others stacked on a spice rack, some one a dowel rod, but I would love a better solution to have them all in one place. 

I’ve gathered some great ideas that should help you get organized no matter what the size or your ribbon collection. 

 

 Use molding to create shelves like Paper, Scissors, and Superheroes

 Hanging Ikea wire baskets from Entirely Smitten

 Make a ribbon holder using an old Pringles Can from Malo Ustvarjalno
Perfect for smaller ribbon collections.

DIY Ribbon Tabletop Shelf from She’s Kinda Crafty

 Mount gutters on the wall to place ribbon inside from Life in the Car Line

Use and old ladder and add dowels for storage from The Daily Marker 
Love this idea! 

 Large wall unit with wall mounts and dowels from Southern Hospitality

 Small tote ribbon holder from Spunky Junky

 Curtain Rod and Curtain Ring Storage from The Creative Homemaker

 DIY Paper Towel Holder, Ribbon holder from The Cottage Mama

Have small spools of ribbon? Use old Tic Tac containers to store them! from Craft and Creativity

 

 

I hope one of those ways will help you organize your ribbon!

How do you organize your ribbon?

 

Stay tuned next month when we begin a whole new topic! 

 

 

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Handmade Hangout Party #188

Let’s get this party started! 
Share your ideas below and explore to get some new ones! 
You just never know what you may find!  

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

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1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
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I’m Taking a Step Back…

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet lately around here. I have been thinking about this for some time now and finally decided to sit down and write about it. 
Around the holidays with family visiting, followed by sickness hitting our house, I wasn’t thinking about blogging very much. I wasn’t thinking about crafting much either. I worked hard during the 4th quarter but feel like I didn’t get much out of it, at all. Blog times have changed since I started A Glimpse Inside back in 2009, I get that, but to be honest, I miss the old times. So it has been hard for me to come back in the new year excited about blogging.
So with that said, I’m taking a little step back from my little old blog.
I’ve never been a blogger that stresses over numbers and making money, maybe I should have been, but I see my fellow bloggers that do stress over that stuff and see them freak out over every little fluctuation and I didn’t want to do that. I started this blog for fun. I enjoyed it. I didn’t want to make it a stressful job. I just wanted to keep it fun and a place for me to connect to others while I share my ideas. I’ve met some of the greatest people that I am thankful to call my peers and friends by starting this blog.
 I’m not getting rid of the blog, it will always be here. I will still pop in and share projects when I work on them. I will still share family updates. I
have a few project ideas in the works so expect to see those soon. The
Handmade Hangout Party will still be up every Thursday evening along
with Must Have Craft Tips every Friday.
 I just don’t want to feel the pressure that I HAVE to work on something to blog about if I don’t feel the creative urge to craft. I feel like I am letting people down when I don’t blog and I want to put out great content not ok content just to have content. I hope when I do post, that you guys will still be here to check out what I have to share or say. 
We will be moving this year as well, yep-again, so it will be crazy when that time comes around. 
Now I’m not saying I am taking a step back and never coming back to posting regularly but I can’t make any promises either. I feel a little lost right now and I feel like I need to find that one thing that I absolutely love to create/do, and work on that for a while. So wish me luck in that department because I have been thinking about that for quite some time as well and I feel like I’ve had very little motivation or time to actually sit down and truly figure out what I want to do.

 So for now, this is see you soon. When, I’m not sure, like I’ve mentioned I do have some project ideas to work on, so I’ll be back! And I’ll always see you on Thursdays and Fridays! 🙂
Oh, and you can still find me on all my social channels! 
Much love! 
xoxoxo

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MHCT&M: Paint Storage Ideas

Hello friends and welcome to another Friday of tips and tricks that we love to share with you.

 

 

Kara from Mine for the Making here and this week I am sharing Paint Storage Ideas! 

 

I am really in the mood to purge and organize all the things, but it’s much simpler and less overwhelming if I break it down into rooms or categories. 

So today, my focus is on organizing my paint collection, and maybe it’s something you need to organize too!  

 

 

 

There are all kinds of ways to organize and store your paint. 

The key is finding what works for you and your space. 

Here are some really great ideas to inspire you to organize your paint collection too! 

 

  

 Color coordinate your paints in a crate that has different compartments.

 

  

 Store paints in buckets or baskets. Step it up a notch more and hang them on the wall. 

 

 

  Use a dresser to store your paints! You can add dividers or baskets if necessary. 

 

 

 Hang your paint from the wall by making these PVC and wire shelves!

 

  

 This fold down desk is pretty cool and even has paint storage built right in. 

 

 

  Photo boxes are great for storing smaller bottles of paint.  

 

 

  A hanging shoe storage bag for spray paint? Genius!

 

  

  Spice racks can hold paints as well! 

 

 

  This DIY rolling paint storage is really cool and convenient for small spaces.  

 

 

 DIY shelves or a hutch works great for paint storage too. 

Be sure to measure your paint bottles and cans so you make your shelves the right height! 

 

 

And there you have it, friends! Ten different ways to inspire you to organize and store you paint in a more convenient way for you. 

 

Do you have any other paint storage ideas? We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

  

 

Join us next week for more organizing tips! 

Have a great weekend, y’all!

  

 

 

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Handmade Hangout Party #187

Let’s get this party started! 
Share your ideas below and explore to get some new ones! 
You just never know what you may find!  

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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MHCT&M: Fabric Storage Organization

Happy Friday! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with more ideas for tidying your craft space! 

 

Today I’ve gathered up all my favorite Fabric Storage Organization Ideas – everything for ways to store fabric on bolts to keeping your scraps tidy. I am working on this in my studio right now and I have used several of these tips!

 

  

We’d love to hear your tips at the end of the post too – do you use any of these? Or maybe you have some great ideas to share too! 

 

This is a great tip on how to fold your fabric for storage on bolts – and how to fit it to the size of your shelves! 

folding fabric - decide your width

 

 

If you don’t have room for bookshelves – filing cabinets are a great option! Here’s a tutorial on filing your fabric

  Fabric envy! How to fold and organise your fabric stash. Makes things so much easier to find and match. I'm doing it! 

 

 Hanging your fabric is a great option if you have closet space in your craft room!

  

 

Another option for closet space is to store your fabric in hanging shoe storage

I love how it’s sorted by color too – makes it so easy to see what you have! 

 

 

 Build a Cubby Fabric Storage shelf with this awesome tutorial! 

If Ikea or walmart cubby storage won’t work in your space – build your own! 

super easy to build custom fat quarter fabric notions craft supplies scrapbooking storage ideas wall shelf || Sew at Home Mummy

 

 

Small plastic drawers would work great for fat quarters or small amounts of fabric. 

 

 

Another great option for fat quarters is hanging shoe storage! Just tuck those fat quarters in the slots to see what you have – easy peasy!

 

Drowning in fat quarters? Try this trick from bestselling author Kim Diehl—and give fat-quarter clutter the boot!
 

 

Small plastic tubs would be another great option for small amounts of fabric or fat quarters. Easy to see your colors as well! 

how to organize a room 

 

 If you have some favorite fabrics I love this method of rolling them up, labeling and storing them in a pretty old drawer.  

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This giant jar is such a great spot for little fabric scraps!! So cute and colorful. 

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And here’s a little sewing eye candy for you! We can all dream right?! 

This studio from Olabelhe is gorgeous.

  

 

 Fabric in a pretty little scalloped bookshelf? Yes please!

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Is vintage floral storage your thing? 

This is so pretty and I love how she stored the bolts on the lower shelves!

 Beautiful light airy. Love for fabric stash

 

 

Tons of storage, gorgeous room and organized storage spaces? Yes please! 

The Cottage Mama Sewing Studio. Check out this sewing space! www.thecottagemama.com 

 

This fabric storage cabinet is gorgeous! I love that it has shelving and drawer storage. 

 

 

 

 So we’d love to know – how do you store your fabric? 

 

Make sure you come back next week for more craft room organization ideas!

 

 

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Handmade Hangout Party #187

Ready for the first party of 2018?

Let’s get this party started! 

Share your ideas below and explore to get some new ones! 
You just never know what you may find!  

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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This, That, and Everything in Between: December ’17

Hello everybody!
Long time no see! 
I have been really quiet lately, for a few reasons, but I thought I would pop in to share what we were up to in December. 
 It was a pretty busy month with parties, family visiting, and sickness hitting the house but we made some fun memories.

We started off the month with a night of fun with the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. This is such a fun annual event and the weather was actually pretty warm for it this year which was good since the train was running a tad behind schedule due to some rain. We met up with our friends and had fun singing and dancing to some holiday music. Plus, we saw St. Nick!
A few days later, we became foster parents to two adorable little kittens. These little siblings were fun little additions to have and the girls were so smitten with having baby kitties in the house. 
Travis’s work Christmas party was at a large farm nearby that has an event barn and we had to go decorate the whole place. They have animals and Miss S had fun running around looking at them and playing with daddy.

 Our first snowfall came at the beginning of the month and we actually haven’t gotten much since, which I am totally fine with!
 We had a fun time at Travis’s work Christmas party and had a visit from Santa and both, yes BOTH, girls actually talked to him. We had to REALLY convince Miss S that it was ok to talk to him and even though she was reluctant.
 Back in April when my parents came for a visit they brought all sorts of old things that they still had, such as old toys and costumes. Miss S discovered this angel costume which was actually my Halloween costume when I was her age and the cutest little angel she did make!
 I spent time in the kitchen baking all sorts of cookies for out neighbors and the girls helped me make the sugar cookies before we had a large family night decorating the cookies. The girls had such a good time and the neighbors enjoyed their treats!
 Mid month, we were able to get out with some of our friends for a fun adult night out. All the kiddos came to our house to hang out for the night with a babysitter while we all went to eat and to an escape room. We had a great time solving the clues to get out of the room and managed to get out but with only 10 seconds to spare! 
We were so glad we were able to have that night as our group of friends got smaller since one of them just moved to their next duty station.
 We enjoyed our little fur babies for 2 weeks before returning them back to the shelter for adoption right before Christmas and thankfully both of them were in their forever home in time for Christmas. 
I will say though, if we didn’t have two cats already, the little black one would have been ours in a heartbeat she was such a little sweetheart. 
Now onto fostering other sweet babies! 
 Our annual Christmas craft night occurred the week before Christmas.We made our usual painted clear ornaments and then the girls decorated a wooden tree ornament as well. 
They love getting crafty and it is a fun tradition that Travis and I started when we were dating that we’ve continued.
 Miss S had her first school Christmas party. They played all sorts of games and did some cookie decorating before having a gift exchange where Miss S got this fun pony set which she was thrilled about.
 We had to make another visit to Santa before Christmas so we went to see him in the park near our house where all the holiday lights are. Again, it was a miracle in which both girls talked to him and I got a picture of both of them with Santa. This is huge and Miss S actually was willing to talk to him this time. 
 Travis’s parents and brother came to visit us for the first time over Christmas this year so we took them to explore all the lights in the park with us one evening for a night of fun.
 A day of sledding with the whole family was also on the schedule before Christmas. We went on post to the ski hill and had fun racing each other down the hill. 
 The girls were so ready for Christmas Eve and got all in their Christmas pjs, helped set our cookies and milk for Santa and were than eager to go to bed. 
Santa was pretty generous this year when he visited bringing each of the girls things they asked for.
 Chrismas morning was packed full of tons presents for the girls followed by opening everything to play with the rest of the day. It was a huge success!

 Miss S loves dressing up, LOVES IT, and she looked awfully cute in her new Merida dress she got as a gift.
 The girls were so excited for this gift from their Aunt Rissa and wanted to make it right away so Travis and I helped them make these super cute cakes and they were so proud of the results! 
 The end of the month we went over to Wisconsin Dells for a fun night of dinner where our food was delivered on a train. The girls thought it was so cool! We then walked to a different area of the restaurant for some more fun. Unfortunately we didn’t get to stay too long as Miss S suddenly came down with a high fever and was not feeling well so we had to head home. 
 Thankfully Miss S was better just in time for us to still have our fun New Year get together at our house. We had yummy food, played lots of games, had a mock ball drop for the kiddos and just a grand ole’ time with friends that are more like family! It was the best way to bring in 2018!
Travis took off the last 2 weeks of the month so it was nice having him home for a while. 
Unfortunately, one or all of use has been sick since the week before Christmas and we are still fighting colds or a virus. Hoping we all heal soon! 
It was great seeing and spending time with extended family and friends this year for the holidays.

 

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MHCT&M: Fabulous Vinyl Storage Ideas

Happy New Year, y’all! We are excited to start a new year of our fun Must Have Craft Tips series! 

 

 

If you have ideas of things you would like to see in our series be sure to let us know in the comments! 

 

January tends to be the season for purging and organizing all the things. Once the Christmas decor gets put away, it’s a great opportunity to start with a clean slate and get your home organized. This month we’re focusing on your craft spaces! 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

 

I don’t know about your space, but my craft space tends to look like it’s been through a war post Christmas. After all the holiday crafting and gift making it’s just a wreck (because who has time to clean up in between projects???). 

This winter I made a lot of gifts and crafts with vinyl. And my vinyl collection is and, let’s face it, has been out of control. I don’t have a great system for keeping it all organized. But I’m determined to change that! 

 

These 16 vinyl storage ideas are game changers! 

 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Basket Storage at Silhouette School 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
 

 Gridwall Organizer at Spicy Pinecone 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

DIY Wall Hanger at 2 Little Red Birds 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

 Repurposed Shoe Organizer (source unknown) 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Rolling Storage at Poofy Cheeks 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

  DIY Vinyl Tower at Create and Babble 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Stackable Scrap Storage at A Girl and a Glue Gun

 

 Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

  Craft Cart at Crafty Creations with Shemaine

 

 Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Shoe Rack Organizer at Silhouette School 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Shoe Rack Vinyl Storage at Craftaholics Anonymous

 

 Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

 Wine Rack Storage (source unknown) 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
 

 DIY Storage Crate at Addicted to DIY 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

Ikea Bag Dispenser Hack at Silhouette School 

 

 Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

 Repurposed Slacks Hanger (source unknown) 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 
 

 DIY Vinyl Storage Racks at Jabaay Ave 

 

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas! 

PVC Pipe Storage at Craftaholics Anonymous

  

 

 

Did you see anything that would suit your space? 

I’m leaning towards the PCV pipe organization. Hopefully I can get it implemented soon! 

 

 

 Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

 

Stay tuned next Friday for more organizational ideas for your craft space!

 

 

 

 

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