I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.How is 2015 going for you? Are you feeling inspired? Motivated? Happy? Are you still committed to the goals you set for yourself for the New Year? If so, congratulations! You’re two weeks in and doing great. I am not a resolution maker, but the New Year always inspires me to get organized. It all starts with taking down the Christmas décor on New Year’s day. That’s when I get the urge to get the whole house organized.
Our home was in dire need of a small but efficient organization station – especially during the holidays, so I noticed. The kids and I were always searching for scissors, tape, ruler, coupons, etc. So, I created a shadowbox organizer using the Spring Wood Surfaces available at Michaels. I was very excited when a box full of goodies arrived at my door step. My box had a large wood frame by Spring Wood Surfaces, letters and birds. There were also bottles of FolkArt crafts paint and Mod Podge as well as stencils and paintbrushes.In order to make a shadowbox, I had to create a box using leftover 1×4 pieces.The box fit perfectly on the inside of the frame. Wood glue was used to hold the four pieces together, then I used screws to tighten (you could also use nails).I cut and added three pieces to the back. I used liquid nails to attach the frame to the box.Then I painted the box and frame white, and added some fun stencil design using FolkArt satin acrylic paint in Look-At-Me-Blue.I painted two clothes pins and glued them to the box.This was my first time using Plaid’s Mod Podge Sheer Aqua and I loved it.You put several drops of Mod Podge Sheer Aqua in a glass jar and swish it around until everything is covered.Once it’s all covered, set it upside down until the excess paint comes out. Let the jar dry completely.I love how the jars turned out – they are practical and pretty.The pins are perfect for keeping receipts and coupons in one place.Visit and follow Plaid Crafts!