How to Hide Desk Cords

I think it’s safe to say that the number one question we received from our office makeover reveal was, “Where did you hide all the cords at your desk??”

Learn how to hide annoying computer cords from LoveGrowsWild.com - perfect for when you don't want your desk shoved against a wall!


Were you thinking the same thing? I honestly hadn’t even thought about including those details in the room reveal post, but you guys asked and I’m here to answer! I always try to be an open book here on the blog, so anytime you have a question or want to know more information about something, feel free to comment or shoot me an email. I do my best to answer!

I think part of the reason I didn’t go into detail about my cord-hiding tactics is because there was no ground-breaking stroke of genius that went into it… I literally grabbed my staple gun and went to town! But more on that in a minute… [Read more…]


Rubbermaid All Access Organizers and Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rubbermaid® . The opinions and text are all mine.

The start of a new year means two things for me:
1) Get back to healthy eating and regular workouts
2) Get organized!

As soon as I put the Christmas stuff away, I got the itch to start organizing. We have Christmas gifts that still haven’t been put away, stacks of paperwork that needs to be filed on the desk, and don’t even get me started on my office/craft room/shove-everything-that-doesn’t-fit-anywhere-else room. It’s bad news. So when I got the chance to review the Rubbermaid All Access Organizers, I knew it was meant to be! Time to get this house organized! Off to Home Depot I went…

Rubbermaid All Access Storage

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DIY Wood Crate Homework Station

Create a DIY Wood Crate Homework Station with this tutorial to help your kids stay organized and make homework time easy!
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Back to school is right around the corner, and I’m already thinking ahead on how to get us ready for the new school year. To be totally honest, I’ve been ready for the kids to go back for awhile now! Shh… don’t tell them I said that! No one likes doing homework every night, but I try to keep things as easy, organized, and simple as possible to help homework time run smoothly! This year I decided to make a homework station where we could keep pencils, crayons, erasers, and other supplies we need to do our homework. That way we’re not running around the house searching for them all the time. The less time wasted leaves more time for fun after school!
I started by purchasing an 8 foot 1 x 6 board from Home Depot. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
Then I used my saw to cut 4 – 11″ pieces and 3 – 9.5″ pieces from the board. 

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
Using some wood glue and finishing nails, I attached one of the 9.5″ pieces to the other two 9.5″ pieces. 

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
Then I added two 11″ pieces to the ends with more glue and nails.

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
I flipped the crate over and attached the last two 11″ pieces to form the bottom. 

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
I flipped the crate back over and measured the distance between the middle divider and the inner edge of one side. It should be 4.25″, but you’ll want to measure yours exactly so you can get a snug fit. I cut a 4.25″ piece from my 1 x 6 board and dropped it down into the crate as a divider. I secured the divider with a couple nails, and my crate was complete!

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
I gave the whole piece a nice coat of dark walnut stain and let it dry completely. 

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
To make our homework station portable, I added a rope handle to each side of the crate. 

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
I drilled two holes on the sides of the crate near the top with a paddle bit and threaded the rope through. I tied a knot on each end to secure the handle and added some Mod Podge over the knots to make sure they don’t unravel. The Mod Podge dries clear and will hold the knots in place!

LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
Then I filled our new crate with school supplies!
LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
Wide mouth mason jars fit perfectly in the front cubbies to hold pencils and scissors. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station
And I left the back part of the crate open so I could add homework folders. Each day the kids will place their homework in the folders so we keep everything organized and together. It’s so easy to lose all those papers that come home! I’m also going to add folders for “return to school” and “parent information” so we don’t miss anything. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | DIY Wood Crate Homework Station

I love how this project turned out, and the boys can’t wait to start school and use their new homework station! But while school is still out, I think I’ll use it to hold some pretty flowers from our garden or as a silverware caddy! The possibilities are endless!
This tutorial was adapted from the gorgeous girls at Shanty 2 Chic.
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DIY Garden Hose Holder

Do you have lots of plants to water this Summer? Make your life easier with this DIY Garden Hose Holder! It’s easy and inexpensive to make and adds great curb appeal to your home!
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Last Summer we were just moving into our new home here in Indiana, so this is really the first Summer I have had a chance to plant any flowers. Now planting them is one thing, but keeping them alive… that’s a WHOLE other monster! I’ve tried to be very diligent about watering regularly, which means dragging the hose out everyday… okay maybe every other day. We currently have no good solution for storing our garden hose, so it gets thrown into a giant, messy, tangled pile on the side of our house. And if you know me at all, you know that this drives me absolutely bonkers!
I was browsing Pinterest the other day, when I found an awesome tutorial for a garden hose holder from the AMAZINGLY talented girls at Shanty 2 Chic! Do you ever come across something on Pinterest and think, “That is the answer I have been searching for all my life!”? As soon as I saw their project, I knew that I HAD to have one for my house. I decided to take a little break from my kitchen makeover and tackle some projects on my outdoor to-do list. My lists are never-ending. 
Here’s what I purchased:
one 4 x 4 – 8 foot wood post – $7.59 at Menards
package of wood finials – $10.97 at Menards
metal hose hanger – $4.97 at Walmart 
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
I had the awesome guys at Menards cut the wood post in half for me, and I found a package of two wood finials in the section where you find curtain rods. Since I now had two 4′ posts, two wood finials, and two garden hoses at my house… I made two hose holders! I know, I’m a genius : )
You could keep this project really simple and just screw the hose hanger into the post and call it a day, but I like how the Shanty girls gave it a more finished look with some wood blocks and a finial at the top. I grabbed two pieces of wood from my scrap pile and cut them into squares. The bottom piece is a 2×6 cut into a 5.5″ square, and the top piece is a 1×4 cut into a 3.5″ square. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
The assembly was super simple. I used two long screws to attach the larger block onto the top of the post and used two more screws to attach smaller block on top. You may be able to condense this step if you are using thinner pieces of wood, but I didn’t have long enough screws to go through all the pieces. Then I drilled a small hole in the center of the top block and screwed on the finial. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
I screwed the hose hanger onto the post near the top to allow plenty of room for the hose to hang. 
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
Then I quickly sanded down all the edges and got ready to paint!
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
I spray painted a coat of primer, two coats of black, and two coats of protective sealer. After allowing plenty of time to dry, I dug a hole where I wanted the post to go and buried it about 1 1/2′ deep. I also added some rocks around the post as I filled in the dirt to help stabilize it. I have a giant 150 foot hose to reach all my flower beds, and this hose holder has done a fantastic job of corralling all that hose so far!  
LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
And here’s the second hose holder I made for the back of my house. My total cost for the project was $28.50, so that is only $14.25 per holder! I am so in love with how these turned out, and they make my house look so much prettier! No more giant hose piles laying around! I could just kiss you Shanty 2 Chic girls!! 

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home
The flowers in my yard are all very happy as well…

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home

LoveGrowsWild.com | Make this DIY Garden Hose Holder to add great curb appeal to your home! #diy #garden # home

So what do you think? Could you tackle a project like this? Would it help you get all your watering done this Summer? What outdoor projects are on your to-do list? 
To check out the original tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic, click here. 

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How to Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

Give your kitchen some style with Mason Jar Soap Dispensers! They’re inexpensive to make and brings the perfect vintage touch to your space. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make them:
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar

If you’re just tuning in, I recently finished a makeover on our playroom, and I’m moving on to our kitchen! I’ve had visions in my head of the perfect vintage-style kitchen forever, and I’m totally pumped to get started on the makeover! I have a few larger projects in the works, but they are taking a bit of time to finish up, so I thought I’d start with something simple and perfect for my vintage-inspired kitchen:
Mason Jar Soap Dispensers!
There are a million tutorials showing how to make these cute dispensers (like this one from Heather Bullard or this one from Team Bowen), but I couldn’t decide which assembly method I wanted to use. I ended up trying two different versions and both came out great! Since I’ve done all the detective work already AND because I love you so much, I’m going to show you BOTH ways and give you my thoughts on which was easier! I know… I’m so thoughtful. You can send baked goods to thank me : )

Here’s what you’ll need:
mason jar
soap bottle with pump
glue (you’ll need epoxy or a water-resistant adhesive)
spray paint (if you wish to paint the lid)

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Method #1
Step One: Empty the bottle of soap into another container and wash the bottle and pump to remove any remaining soap. Place the opening of the soap bottle centered on the back of the mason jar lid and trace around the opening.
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Two: Put the lid back on the mason jar upside down (so you can see your circle) and screw on the ring to hold the lid in place. Place a small screwdriver (or other pointed object) inside the circle, and using a hammer, tap the screwdriver until it pierces through the lid. Continue making holes until the entire circle is gone. Use small pliers to remove any remaining pieces of lid inside the circle. Try to make your circle as perfect as possible. 

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Three: Check to see if the opening of your soap bottle fits inside the circle in your lid. You want it to just barely fit. 

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Four: Next turn your soap bottle on its side, and cut off the top of the bottle just below the threads. (I used a hand saw for this.)

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Five: Spray paint the lids of your jar, if you wish to do so. I recommend a coat of metal primer first, then your spray paint color of choice, then a few coats of sealer to protect them. I chose oil-rubbed bronze for my lids, and I’ve been going gaga over how gorgeous this color is! Why have I never used it before??

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Six: Attach the top of the soap bottle to the jar lid by applying a good amount of glue to the underside of the lid. Don’t worry about it being pretty, because it won’t be. It’s on the bottom of the lid, so you won’t see it. Let the glue dry as directed on the package, and screw the soap pump into the lid!
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar

Method #2 

Step One: Take the pump out of the soap bottle and wash to remove any soap left on the pump.
Step Two: Put the lid on the mason jar and make a mark in the center of the lid. Place a small screwdriver (or other pointed object) on your centered mark, and using a hammer, tap the screwdriver until it pierces through the lid. Continue making holes around the center until you create a hole just large enough to fit the pump inside.

How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Three: Spray paint the lids of your jar, if you wish to do so. 
Step Four: If your pump is too tall to fit in the jar, trim the end of your pump until it sits just above the bottom of the jar. 
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
Step Five: Attach the pump to the lid by applying a good amount of glue to the underside of the lid all around the pump. Let the glue dry as directed on the package, and you’re ready to fill your new soap dispenser!
Here’s the two jars I made before filling them up with soap:
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
And here’s how cute they look all ready to be used!
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
So pretty! I used the larger jar for dish soap and the smaller jar for hand soap, and let me tell you, I am totally SMITTEN with them! They were both easy and cheap to make and look adorable sitting by my sink!
Here’s my verdict on Method #1 vs. Method #2:
I tried the first method because I thought it might add a bit more sturdiness holding the soap pump and make it last longer throughout the years. I tried the second method because it sounded easier, and well… I’m all about easier! And although both ways worked great, I found Method #2 to be not only easier but just as sturdy as the first jar, and it saved me the step of having to cut the top of the soap bottle! Method #2 also left more room for error when making the hole in the lid. If you accidentally make the hole a bit larger than needed, the top of the pump will still cover the hole nicely, and you won’t even notice. You don’t have as much leeway with the first method!
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
So there you have it folks! Two versions of making a mason jar soap dispenser and my thorough research on each! You can use whichever method you’d like, but either way I know you’ll LOVE having these cute soap jars by your sink! Way more fun to look at than a plastic bottle of Dawn dish soap, wouldn’t you say? 
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
In case you’re curious what size jars and soap bottles to buy, here’s what I used: 
7.5 oz bottle of soap with a pint size mason jar
35 oz bottle of soap with a quart size mason jar
And here’s the cost breakdown:
pint size mason jar – $1.47
small bottle of soap – $0.88
quart size mason jar – FREE (I had one at home)
large bottle of soap – $5.97
outdoor adhesive – $3.47
spray paint – $5.77
TOTAL COST: $17.56
Not bad for such a cute project! Of course, I only used a tiny bit of adhesive and spray paint, so it really didn’t even cost me that much. And you may already have some mason jars and old soap bottles you could use at home! The smaller soap pump was easy to find in the hand soap section at Walmart, and after searching for awhile I finally found a larger bottle of body wash with a pump that worked for my large mason jar. I just had to trim the end of the pump a little to fit.
How to make your own Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Awesome tutorial with lots of photos! at LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #masonjar
This project has given me a great start to my vintage kitchen makeover, and I can’t wait to show you what I have planned next! Stay tuned for more makeover projects!
LET’S CHAT: Who loves mason jars as much as I do? There are so many amazing uses for mason jars, and I want to know… How do you use them to decorate your home? Do you have a favorite mason jar project? 

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Playroom Makeover Room Reveal

This has been a long time in the making, but today I am finally showing you the Room Reveal for our Playroom Makeover! Yippee! This will be a long post, but stick with me because I promise tons of beautiful pictures showing how I cleaned, organized, designed, and decorated our awesome playroom! And don’t worry, I have links to all the projects we did at the bottom of the post : ) 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor

It all started back in January, after dear old Santa left a big pile of new toys at our house. Once the holiday rush was over and it was time to put everything away, I realized the monstrosity our playroom had become! There were toys stacked EVERYWHERE and definitely no room to put away new ones! It was unorganized, dysfunctional, and a straight up eyesore. I decided it was finally time to get things in order and give the boys a fun space where they could play, create, and read together! 
Warning: These photos contain the real deal disaster that had taken over our playroom. Boxes of Legos stacked twenty high, pieces of train tracks scattered all over the room… you could probably even find a small child missing in there. Photos like these can cause Moms to hyperventilate and you may need to avert your eyes. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
The first order of business was to get all those toys organized. My kids and I went through everything together, and we donated a lot of toys we don’t use anymore and threw away piles of broken, useless stuff. It is amazing how much these kids accumulate over time! The majority of our toys got organized into storage cube shelves (like these) with fabric drawers (like these). 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
We decided what each drawer would hold, and the boys put all their toys away in the correct spots. The drawers are awesome for corralling toys with a lot of pieces like Lincoln Logs, blocks, and train tracks! You can read the full post about our toy organization here.
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
To make it easy for the boys to put their toys away, I created these Faux Chalkboard Medallion Tags to hang on each drawer. They have the trendy chalkboard look but won’t rub off!
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
There was a lot of empty wall space above the toy storage, so I added two shelves to hold some of the boys’ artwork and knick knacks. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
This Framed Giraffe Art only cost me $1 to make and added a ton of cute to the room!
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
And these Plastic Elephant Bookends may just be my favorite project from the entire makeover. So simple to make and SO cute! A little spray paint makes everything better, right?
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
I added a few other pieces to fill in the shelves like a baseball with little sports figurines, some big wooden letters, our Disney pin collection shadowbox, and a piece of stripe art I created using leftovers from our Herringbone Watercolor Art
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
I’m still playing with the look of the shelves, but for now I think they turned out pretty cute. The canvases my boys painted with artist extraordinaire Leoma Lovegrove always make me smile and bring back such sweet memories. You can read all about our painting lesson with Leoma and the story behind the paintings here. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
Moving around the room, I used a small, empty corner to setup a Creative Center for the boys where they can build Legos, color, and do crafts!
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
I found a school desk at Goodwill for $10, which gave the kids some workspace plus a little additional storage inside the desk. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
I took advantage of vertical space for storage and hung tool organizers from the hardware store on the wall above the desk. The bottom one holds Legos and the top holds crafts supplies. On the opposite wall I hung three clear wall files that I covered in a pretty blue chevron contact paper to hold the boys’ coloring books. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
The boys are always wanting to draw or build something, and now they have their very own space to do it! You can read the full post about our Playroom Creative Center here.
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
Next to the creative center is a toy box for some of the bigger toys and a little reading area. A bookshelf full of books, a rocking chair with a comfy pillow (which I made to match the curtains I also made!), and a soft rug is all it took to create a cozy and inviting space to read! 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
I added a fun gallery of colorful old records above the reading area to spice up the boring gray walls. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
And I gave a washi tape makeover to an old lamp for our bookshelf. Yes, I said washi tape! I spray painted the lamp base a pretty turquoise blue and wrapped the middle in a polka dot washi tape. It took no time at all and looks super cute! I just love washi tape… don’t you? 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
In the center of our room is a big train table that the boys love to play at. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
We also have two Baking Sheet Magnet Boards for the boys to have fun with. It keeps all those crazy magnets off Mommy’s clean refrigerator and keeps the kids busy for hours. It is definitely a win-win : )
And above the magnet boards is a gorgeous piece of Modern Watercolor Art that my boys helped create! They made watercolor paintings, and I cut them up into strips and created a fun herringbone pattern with them! The bright colors look stunning with a white frame.
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
On the last wall sits one of the most brilliant organizing/up-cycling ideas I’ve ever come up with: What do you do with a baby’s changing table once you’re done using it? Turn it into a parking garage!!
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
Even though ours was a cheap one from Walmart, it had good shelving and was still in great condition once our youngest baby grew out of it. And let me tell you Moms, big open shelving like this is PERFECT for all those big trucks and tractors! My boys are little farmers-in-training, and there is never a shortage of giant tractors in our house that are impossible to store. But our old changing table was the perfect solution to house all those vehicles, and the boys love “parking them in the shed” at the end of the day. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
On top of the changing table parking garage sits the containers we use to store video games. I got tired of finding games all over the house and tripping over charging cords, so I used simple dollar store bins to store, organize, and charge their handheld games. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
My kids are 100% boys, and that means we own quite a few dart shooters, swords, and toy guns. My boys think they need to have a full arsenal in case the aliens attack or Loki comes to steal the Tesseract. (Please tell me I’m not the only Mom who knows what that means!) They’re fun to have, but absolutely impossible to store. I was about to get rid of an old wrapping paper organizer when I realized it would make the perfect “weapon holder”. A garbage can would probably do the same thing, but I like that this organizer is tall enough to hold the long swords. I just hide it away in a small closet in the playroom to keep it out of sight since it’s not all that pretty. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
As part of the makeover, we also installed some extra shelving in that small closet to give us more space for games, puzzles, etc. 
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
And that, my friends, is our Playroom Makeover! Whew, that was a lot of playroom to go through! Here’s a little Before and After so you can see how far we’ve come with this awesome transformation:
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor
Big improvement right? I hope I’ve inspired you to tackle your own playroom and give your kids a space that is fun, playful, and organized! 
What was your favorite part of the playroom makeover? Did you find an awesome organizing idea or a DIY project you can’t wait to try? Leave a comment and let me know what you liked!
Here are all the playroom projects again with more details and step by step instructions:
Kid's Playroom Makeover with lots of organizing tips and decor ideas! #playroom #kids #decor

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How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion

Do you sew? I’ve started sewing just this past year, and even though I’m not very good at it yet, I love to see what I’m able to create with some thread and fabric! Today I’ll show you how to create a Picture Frame Pin Cushion to not only hold your pins while you sew, but look pretty too! Say good-bye to that ugly, old tomato pin cushion!
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial

So like I said, I only started sewing recently when I asked my husband for a sewing machine for Christmas. I honestly wanted it to use it for card making and things of that nature, but I had high hopes of eventually learning to actually “sew”. I watched my new sewing machine sit in the box for a few months because I was too scared to try to learn how to use it, until one day I finally got it out, stared at it for awhile, looked at the manual, and decided I had no clue what I was doing. How do I thread this thing? What’s a bobbin? Why does this have a pedal like a car? I was in way over my head : )
After a few hours and many youTube tutorial videos later, I learned how to get it running and made my first project… Curtains! Go big or go home, right? Now I’m pretty familiar with my little sewing machine, and I have developed a ridiculous obsession with making new pillow covers for almost every season. (Seriously… you can check them out here, here, here and here!)
So now that I can say I have joined the “sewing club”, I thought it would be fun to share how to make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion to help keep your pins in check while you sew!
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
All you need is a picture frame (any shape will do), some fabric, batting, cardboard, hot glue, and of course, pins!
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Start by removing the glass and anything else from inside the frame. Place the glass on a piece of cardboard, trace around it, and cut it out. This will be the back of your pin cushion. (You could also use the cardboard insert that came inside your frame if it had one) Now trace around the cushion back onto your fabric, making sure to center the design of your fabric if necessary.
 *I found this adorable little pink circle frame in the dollar section at Target (love that store!) and thought it would be the perfect size for a pin cushion. My frame had a piece of plastic instead of glass, so I just used that as my cushion back.
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Cut your fabric out and wrap it around your cushion back. Place it into your frame to make sure the insert still fits after adding the thickness of the fabric. If the insert is too tight now, carefully trim around the outside of your cushion back until it is the right size.
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Next lay your fabric face down and place a good size ball of batting in the center.
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Place your cushion back on top of the batting, and pull your fabric up over the sides. Secure with hot glue all the way around the cushion back, but leave about a 1″ gap open on one side. Place your cushion back into the frame to see how it fits, adding extra batting if necessary to make the cushion more full. Once your cushion looks nice and plump, take it out of the frame and finish glueing the fabric around the cushion back.
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Put your cushion into the frame again, and close the back of the picture frame. If your cushion is large and you are unable to close the frame, simply replace the frame backing with a piece of card stock or cardboard cut to size and hot glued all around the edges to hold your cushion in place.
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
Your pin cushion can stand up like a picture frame or lay flat on the table, but either way it will be totally adorable! After finding the picture frame at Target, I made this pin cushion with things I already had at home. Cute, simple, inexpensive, and would make the perfect little gift!
How to Make a Picture Frame Pin Cushion - a simple project to help keep your pins in check while you sew! via www.LoveGrowsWild.com #diy #tutorial
So tell me… Do you sew? When did you learn? Who taught you? I’d love to hear your stories!

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