I’ve been a fan of container gardens since we got married and moved into a third-floor condo that had two decks. There’s quite a lot you can do with a few planters! I’ve carried my admiration to our new home, and it’s still proving very handy since we haven’t really touched our backyard yet as far as landscaping is concerned. We have lots of ideas, but those ideas cost money, so for the time being, we’re content with our patio set, grill, and whole bunch of pots full of pretty blooms.
Whew! Well, this Pinterest Challenge really lived up to its name! It was a challenge, not for skills required but in satisfaction with the results. I still don’t know if I love it, but it’s a lot better than where I ended up after the first try! So, like with many things, let’s look at where we started to understand where/how/why things ended up like they did 🙂
I had an old corkboard lying around so I figured I’d give it a go. I started out by painting the frame a darker coppery color.
I wasn’t in love, but I thought once I added a design on the cork itself, it’d look better.
Not. So. Much. Once again, my crafting impatience struck. Partway through, I decided I wanted a more random pattern than a uniform one. And I was experimenting with different shades of purple. Yea…… not loving it. So, out came the black paint for a frame re-do. Then, I only had the cork to contend with. I was over painting at this point, so I tried craft paper.
In the end, my fabric scrap bin came in for the win!
And looks much jazzier than craft paper. I like jazzier.
I was traveling recently for work and needed an easy way to pack my earrings. Normally, I’d just throw my jewelry in a spare coin purse or even a plastic snack baggie, but then everything gets all jumbled together. I needed a better solution. That’s when I spotted a piece of junk mail that was printed on heavier paper, and it hit me…
Now they’re neat and secure! A win-win!