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Creative Way to Dry Winter Mittens

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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.

Dry those wet winter mittens with a cute sign using a Silhouette

I created this project using items I had on hand.  Here is what I used:

Scrap piece of thin wood

Clothes Pins

Paint and brushes

White vinyl

Silhouette Portrait

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.

Paint clothes pins using a paper cup

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.

Creative Way to Dry Winter MIttens - transfer vinyl to surface using contact paper

To dress up the sign a little I used a snowflake punch to add some blue flakes with rhinestone centers.

Creative Way to Dry Winter Mittens - Snowflake embellishments

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!

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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!

Organizing With Icons Butterfly Labels Customizing Your Erin Condren Life Planner Weekly Layout Organizing Your Craft Supplies with Labels Weekly Menu Box Peg Board Entry Way Order In Kid Land A Fun Way to Label Binders Sugar and Spice Looking Oh So Nice Turning a Plain Cabinet into Something Beautiful DIY Cash Budget Envelopes Flour and Sugar Pantry Container Labels Personalized Hair Bow Organizer Organize your Refrigerator DIY Vinyl Decorated Coupon Organizer 2015 Blog Planner Designed For Dragonfly & Lily Pads Laminated Labels with Your Silhouette The Secrets of How We Built Our DIY Play Kitchen Creative Way to Dry Winter Mittens Organizing Canvas Toy Bins with Labels Kids Closet Storage {with Rubbermaid Drawer Dresser and Vinyl Labels} Cute Gold Binder Labels {2015 Organization} Easy Vinyl Storage Organization and TWO Free Cut Files Personalized Ring Holders Upcycle for Organization Organizing Makeup with Style: A Monogrammed Makeup Case Vinyl Tupperware Labels How to Make a Chalkboard Clipboard Christmas Card Memory Book Simple DIY Holiday Storage Labels DIY Vinyl Frame Calendar with {FREE CUT FILE} Ribbons & Tapes Upcycled Organizing Box Print and Cut Pantry Labels

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Sunday 18th of January 2015

SO creative!! Such great inspiration :-)

Kim @ This Ole Mom

Saturday 17th of January 2015

Sarah this is super cute! I love the snowflakes , too. Great idea and very creative. I'm pinning it.


Friday 16th of January 2015

Love Love Love this!!! It gives me a few ideas!!! Thanks for the inspiration! XOXO

Mel (Melly Moments)

Thursday 15th of January 2015

I seriously can't get enough of your Silhouette projects. It just serves as yet another piece of motivation to use my machine!! This is such a cute and useful idea....huge space saver, too! This is a big plus in my book :)


Wednesday 14th of January 2015

This is so cute!! And what a great idea!! Adding to my long list of projects I want to do with my cameo. Those snowflakes are my favorite part I think.

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