Making a desktop organizer with items from the Dollar Tree. #dollartreecraft #organize
I am using three pencil holders from the Dollar Tree to make this desktop organizer. I’ve placed everything I use on a regular basis into the holder and it is working really well for me.
For this project, I used three stacked pencil holders, double stick tape, foam tape, contact paper, super glue gel, and scissors. Most of these items were found at the Dollar Tree making it a very affordable and usable project.
I originally was making this to hold a variety of different colored pencils. As you can see, they extend out really far and just don’t look good, nor are they really secure in the holder. So I removed the pencils and just use it for all the small items I use on a regular basis. I also taped a small clothespin (also from the Dollar Tree) to the side and hang my scraper tool from it.
Learn how to make faux stained glass using panels from Denise Boddey Designs. @deniseboddeydesigns #sponsored
Looking at these Sprouts Panels from Denise Boddey Designs, I thought they would work well sandwiched together. Then I needed to decide what to put between them. Could I make faux stained glass with alcohol ink? Why not give it a try!
The decoupage paper I used was Quite Place. It is a part of the Out in my Garden set from Denise Boddey Designs. The one-sheet covered the entire project and was used in a few different ways. The Quite Place design has a colorful plant design with a subtle overall pattern. The different areas of design were used specifically on the birdhouse. The birdhouse makes a great decorative piece and there is a lot of attention to detail.
To make the leaves have more stability, I covered them in UV resin and cured it. Then I cut out the leaf design and set them aside for later.
Using a Foliage Green colored paint, I covered the birdhouse with a thin coat.
Here is the house painted.
I began to fit the subtle paper design to the sides of the birdhouse using decoupage glue under and over the paper.
Using a matte decoupage glue added a nice sheen to the paper. Trimming the paper to the bottom edge of the birdhouse while the paper was wet left a rough edge which I will hide later.
The back of the birdhouse has a nice surprising leaf design.
I added the decorative elements to the front. The resin leaves at the top and a bird sticker at the bottom. In the above photo, you can also see the ribbon wrapped around the bottom. I used decoupage glue for all of these elements.
The chimney and the circled end of the perch are also covered with the designed paper.
I also decoupaged the bottom of the birdhouse, paying attention to details.
For a final touch, the roof was wiped with sparkle paste, I applied this with my fingers for a light coat.
I am not Irish but when I think of St. Patrick’s Day the first thing that comes to mind is green beer. I guess it is a throwback to my college days. So I created this Happy St. Partick’s Day coaster. The design is more like a seal so it could work well on other substrates like a t-shirt or a tote. The image is a free SVG file so you can download it and resize it however you’d like.
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the inked image on the left and the finished coaster on the right
Ready for St. Patrick’s Day and green beer!
I planned on participating in this first SVG blog hop but I got my dates confused, I was sick, and didn’t get my project images submitted on time. But I still want to help promote the hop and all the free SVG files available for St. Patrick’s Day.