Monday, October 5, 2015

Bath Tissue Storage Idea with Cottonelle

Transform an old vase into chic toilet paper storage!

I'm back with another fun bathroom storage idea for you in partnership with Cottonelle! In my last post, I made a pom-pom fringe basket to store our supply of bath tissue in the linen closet. Today, I've got an idea to help you keep a couple extra rolls always within reach. I turned a glass cylinder vase into a pretty copper decorated storage piece. Consider it a classy upgrade to stashing an extra roll on top of the toilet!

Transform an old vase into chic toilet paper storage!

The glass cylinder fits three Cottonelle Mega Rolls perfectly (each of them is 4 rolls in one!), and is narrow enough to fit easily on the side of the toilet. I added copper foil tape (typically used for electrical work, you can find it here on Amazon) to give it a little metallic bling. Who says bathroom storage has to be boring?!

Transform an old vase into chic toilet paper storage!

I love when a storage piece can be both super functional and super cute. I think this bath tissue holder fits the bill, don't you? 

This would be a great way to repurpose a glass vase you already have on hand. Or you can frequently find these at thrift stores like the Goodwill. I found mine in the floral department of Hobby Lobby on sale for $12 (always be sure to use your coupon or wait for a sale!)

Transform an old vase into chic toilet paper storage!

Read on to see how you can make your own!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Wreath with My Mind's Eye

My latest project for My Mind's Eye uses their gorgeous paper party fans to make this fun Halloween wreath! I love how grouping together a variety of fans in different colors and prints makes such a big statement. Remember my fireworks wreath for the 4th of July? This was inspired by that idea! 

If you haven't seen My Mind's Eye's Halloween line you have to check it out. It is full of cute little details like these mustached pumpkins! The wreath couldn't be any easier to make with just the party fans, Halloween confetti, and a wreath form.

Head to the My Mind's Eye blog for the full tutorial and to see how the wreath looks on our front door!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

The lovely medicine cabinet. Not something you'd consider an exciting decor piece in your home, right? That is...not until now!

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

Our master bathroom medicine cabinets just got a whole new look thanks to this gorgeous peel and stick wallpaper designed by my friend Audrey of This Little Street blog!

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

Now when I open up my medicine cabinet in the morning and see this big burst of color it makes me smile. I keep forgetting it is there so it is like a little surprise every time I open the cabinet. ;)

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

I didn't want Ross to miss out on all the fun, so I surprised him with a masculine black cacti print in his medicine cabinet:

Aren't these patterns so fun? You can find all of Audrey's collection on Spoonflower and not only do they come in peel and stick wallpaper (for only $7.50/ft), but you can order the prints in a variety of fabrics and wrapping paper as well!

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

I have never wallpapered anything before so I was nervous to try out this project, but the peel and stick wallpaper couldn't have been easier and it is even repositionable if needed. If you're like me and haven't worked with wallpaper before, a medicine cabinet is the perfect low-risk spot to try it out.

Makeover a medicine cabinet with peel and stick wallpaper!

Read on to see how a single sheet of peel and stick wallpaper can transform your medicine cabinet!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gearing up for Hockey Season at Our House!

Tips for removing odors from hockey equipment!

Today I'm partnering with Febreze to take a little break from my usual craft programming and tell you about another hobby that we have in our household - hockey! Yep, in this house of pom-pom crafts, pink walls, and a 3:1 ratio of females to males, we are also hockey fans thanks to my husband Ross!

Vintage hockey themed man cave

While I've been a lifelong crafter, Ross has been a lifelong hockey player. It was one of the first things that intrigued me about him when I first met him at college years ago - a hockey player who grew up in Dallas? Interesting! He played for the University of Pennsylvania club team throughout college, served on the team's alumni board for many years, and now plays in a men's league here in San Antonio 2 nights a week. 

You know he's passionate when he's willing to play games that start as late as 11pm on a Sunday night, and then go into the office for an 8am meeting the next morning! I admire him for that.

Vintage hockey themed man cave

Ross's man cave is full of hockey mementos, and I especially love this gallery wall he made from vintage photos of past Penn hockey teams. So cool! You can find out all about his man cave here.

Vintage hockey themed man cave

I love supporting Ross in his hockey endeavors, just like I so appreciate all the support he gives me with my blog. But what I'm not crazy about is the lingering smell that comes with hockey equipment! Anyone else with hockey players at home? Then you know what I mean! 

So when the fall hockey season started on Sunday, I was anxious to try a couple new things to improve the hockey smell situation. First, I was very excited when Febreze asked me to try their In-Wash Odor Eliminator. It couldn't have come at a better time! I used it on a load of Ross's hockey garments that may or may not have been washed since the end of last season. ;)

Just a capful added to the wash along with the laundry detergent made a significant difference! I'm going to start using this with every hockey load and also try it on our bathroom towels to eliminate the mildew smell they can sometimes get.

The second thing we did is move Ross's hockey gear out to the garage after a good wash down outside with a hose and dish soap, and a day set out in the hot sun to sanitize them!

Remember this post where we used the Rubbermaid FastTrack system to hold our pool equipment? Well, with summer ending we deflated our inner tubes, stored away the pool toys for next year, and replaced the hooks with Ross's hockey gear. It holds them great! 

Previously he aired it out between games in a bathroom off the laundry room. Let me tell you, it was not the ideal solution. I'm hoping this one works better!

Anyone else have hockey players at home? What do you to keep the equipment clean and minimize odors? I'd love some more tips!


Disclosure: This post is a part of the Mom to Mom Campaign with KSW Media. Thanks to Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator for sponsoring today’s conversation. Click here to find special offers and coupons for this product. All content and opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DIY Modern Geometric Pumpkin

Use colorful vinyl shapes to create a modern geometric pumpkin!

I love a good crafting challenge, and that's what I got when the folks at Martha Stewart sent me a faux pumpkin to decorate. Talk about a blank canvas! With so many creative no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas already out there, it is hard to come up with something new. I toyed around with a few different ideas - fake flowers, stencils, pretty tape...even cupcake wrappers, before I found the "thing". Introducing my modern geometric pumpkin...covered in pieces of vinyl!

Use colorful vinyl shapes to create a modern geometric pumpkin!

I love how the vinyl adheres to the faux pumpkin so smoothly it looks like a complicated paint treatment. However, all I did was freehand cut out little shapes of vinyl and stick them on like stickers. The vinyl makes it super easy to reposition your shapes as needed to make your pumpkin look just right!

Use colorful vinyl shapes to create a modern geometric pumpkin!

I love the fresh take on a fall palette with the mix of turquoise, orange, and metallic gold. I made this pumpkin in about an hour with my trusty scissors and a circle punch. Here's how!