January in my neck of the woods brings snow and cold weather. When it’s warm enough (i.e. not negative temps as we’ve had lately) my daughter loves to spend hours outside playing in the snow. Inevitably she comes inside wet and cold. She undresses in the mud room and leaves everything in a pile. Now, she’s 4 so I don’t expect her to hang everything up, she can’t really reach the hooks, but a pile of wet clothes is not acceptable. We’ve lugged out the laundry drying rack and placed it over the heating vent to strategically hang and dry mittens and hats but that ends up getting knocked over when someone opens the back door. I came up with a creative solution to dry those wet winter mittens that doesn’t take up floor space or get in the way.
I created this project using items I had on hand. Here is what I used:
Scrap piece of thin wood
Paint and brushes
Embellishments – ribbon, paper snowflakes, and rhinestones
I started by drilling 2 holes in the corners of my wood so I could hang it with ribbon. I painted my piece of wood with Anonymous Gray by Behr. I’ve used this with a couple of craft projects and love the tone of the gray. I also painted 6 clothespins with a metallic silver paint.
This is the easiest way to paint clothes pins. Clip them onto a paper cup to get all sides at once.
I used wood glue to stick the clothes pins to the bottom of the sign.
For the wording I cut “Baby it’s Cold Outside” using my Silhouette portrait. There are some great tutorials for cutting vinyl longer than your mat. You can see how I did it here to make a 3 foot sign in my stairwell. However, I was working with pieces of vinyl so I created my sign in the design studio to size it correctly then cut it word by word on my scraps of vinyl.
Once I weeded everything I transferred the vinyl to contact paper and lined everything up. Then I transferred it to my sign.
I used my Silhouette scraper to push out any bubbles and ensure a really good stick. Then I pulled off the contact paper.
To dress up the sign a little I used a snowflake punch to add some blue flakes with rhinestone centers.
I strung some ribbon through the holes and hung it on a Command hook. This way when warmer weather rolls around I can remove all signs of winter!
This is a little way for me to keep my mudroom organized.
Along with all the snow and cold that January brings it also brings the organizing bug. Do you have it? Then you are in the right place. My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I have teamed up to bring you 33 organizing projects all made using our Silhouette cutting machines.
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 2. Simply Kelly Designs // 3. Daily Dwelling // 4. Ginger Snap Crafts // 5. Our Southern Home // 6. Sowdering About // 7. The Moberg Family // 8. Decor Adventures // 9. Pineapples and Pinecones // 10. Patina Paradise // 11. The Thinking Closet // 12. It Happens in a Blink // 13. Adventures in All Things Food // 14. From Wine to Whine // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 17. unOriginal Mom // 18. One Dog Woof // 19. Creative Ramblings // 20. My Favorite Finds // 21. Create it. Go! // 22. A Prudent Life // 23. Where The Smiles Have Been // 24. Barb’s Life // 25. Everyday Paper // 26. Pitter and Glink // 27. Peanut Life Adventures // 28. Feto Soap Blog // 29. Our Rosey Life // 30. Two Purple Couches // 31. My Paper Craze // 32. TitiCrafty // 33. Lil Mrs Tori
Thanks for visiting!