Lost & Found Laundry Room Sign {a tutorial}

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If your house is anything like mine, there are always socks around that have lost their match. Today, we’re sharing a fun, creative, and stylish way to organize these lost socks until their mate is found. All you need for this project are Lost & Found Wall Quotes™ decal, a piece of wood (mine was 12″ x 16″), some paint, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and clothespins.

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Gather your supplies, and get ready to begin….

Step 1: Paint your wood (if desired). I decided to Mod Podge some circles out of wrapping paper to the sign, if you’d like to do the same, cut out your circles (I used a 3/4″ circle punch), and place them on your wood. We’ll first apply the decal to the wood, so begin by taking your decal and centering it on the frame. Tape the decal in place, and, using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing.

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Step 2: Lay decal back down carefully and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly.

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Step 3: Next, carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the vinyl as you peel back the tape.

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Step 4: Mod Podge your circles (or whatever shape you desire) down onto your board.

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Step 5: Let dry completely, and seal with one (or more) coats of Mod Podge.

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Step 6: Place your clothespins on your board, and hot glue them into place.

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Hang in your laundry room, and you’re done!

Head over to Belvedere Designs to pick up this, or one of their many other, vinyl decals!

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felt & glitter wreath {a tutorial}

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love making felt wreaths (and here , here and here). I wanted to make an updated version using this beautiful turquoise felt I found at Hobby Lobby and decided to add some glam with some gold glitter. I love the effect, and think it’ll go beautifully with my holiday decor this year.

Materials:
felt (I used 6 pieces for this wreath)
straw wreath (mine is 10″)
Mod Podge
glitter
hot glue

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Step 1: Cut your leaf shapes out of your felt. I did this by first cutting my felt lengthwise into stripes about 1.5″ wide, then cutting the strips into pieces about 2.5″ wide, and then cutting those rectangles into leaf shapes. I used sharp scissors and was able to cut through several layers of felt at the same time to make it go a bit faster.

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Step 2: Time to start hot gluing! Pick a point on your wreath to begin, and, working around your wreath, layer your leaf shapes, making sure not to leave any part of your wreath form visible…

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Step 3: Bring on the glitter! I chose just to add glitter to only one section of leaves, but you can glitter-ize as many as you’d like. I used a post-it note to protect the felt surrounding the leaf I was adding glitter to. I used a foam brush to add Mod Podge to the leaf, added some glitter, and then gently tapped the wreath to remove the excess.

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Let dry, and you’re done. Wreaths are one of my favorite things to decorate with, and I’m so glad to have one more in my arsenal!

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely Monday!

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felt ball ponytail holders {a tutorial}

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Happy Monday! I have the sweetest tutorial for you all today; these felt ball ponytail holders are simple and so, so adorable (as is my little model, obviously). I created them with three different felt balls, but you could easily do this with single balls for something a bit simpler and easier.

Materials:
felt balls (you can find them here)
ponytail holders
hot glue

Step 1: Take your felt balls, choose your colors, and hot glue them together. Let cool.

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Step 2: Take your trio of felt balls, and hot glue to a ponytail holder. Glue liberally so that they won’t come apart when you’re putting them in your little one’s hair.

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This is so simple, it’s barely worthy of the word “tutorial”, but they turned out so cute, I just had to share!

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