Bottle Cap Magnets
I made a batch of bottle cap magnets in 2005 as a total recycled art project. I had bottle caps, magazines and old advertising magnets; I merged them to complete the project. It was so much fun to poke around looking for the pictures. Also, it felt good to use old pizza and dentist magnets for something. The exercise made me have a much better eye because I wanted each mini picture to stand alone. Since that time I see the caps everywhere. I like the caps alone and in a group. Large collections are really fun together. More>
The mini recycled baskets are the perfect size for organizing beauty products or toiletries. The green baskets have handles and should hang on the wall in the bathroom or above a changing table for easy access. An up cycled basket filled with favorite products would be a perfect baby shower gift. More>
Cubbies maximize space so you can store everything on your desk in a convenient space. The cans a mix of industrial and convenience with a funky edge. Pick up your drill a few nuts and bolt to recycle your own ultra modern space savers. A youtube video will walk you through the process, get directions on the blog and if you lack the time to create your own click here to get your ready to hang cubbies ASAP. More>
I have been working on this basket since mid June because I refuse to pick up a bundle of bags to complete the project. I use cotton bags for my daily shopping and rarely need a bag. However my bi monthly shopping usually sends me home with plastic bags I confess.Basket Hand Crochet From Plastic Bags
18x 9.5 laundry/toy basket
This sturdy red and white plastic bag took a lot of work and too many HEB bags. It took one bag to complete four loops and the bag is 47 inches around, 9.5 inches high and 18 inches across. The bag has built in handles seen in photos. It is plastic so it can be rinsed out however it does have a cotton trim. It is extremely sturdy and can and should be used for laundry, toys, games or what ever you need to store.
East Austin Texas Studio Tour was over in a fabulous flash. There are so many rocking good artists in East Austin I’d like to see them all. It is difficult when I get to the last day and I have not seen everybody! I know I left a cool stop off my list but I’m so glad for all the stops I was able to make. From the Kids hair cuts to the giant mustache I thank you. Creativity abounds. I hope you were able to attend and I hope you took home some awesome piece to add to your collection. I bought home a beautiful clay piece and a t-shirt. If you still want to spread the love to local artist this year. Don’t worry because plenty of the artists at the East show can be seen and purchased at venues this winter throughout town and online. Check out the map to track down your favorite artist and studio.
And our calendar to see where you can find Local Austin Artist.
Local Artist Markets are set up allover town. It is worth while to stop and appriciate these local artist. There are very creative aritsit wtih unique offerings to be found all over town.
**Send information on your artist market; I'll be glad to add it to our calendar.
Put your life on auto pilot for maximum results
Disorganized? Are you always searching for your keys, did you leave your credit card at the restaurant or the convenience store. Could you save big money if you could only locate a receipt? Are you always late because of messes like these.
Small problems add up to big messes. Sometimes forgetting something or losing keys and tedious task get you in trouble. Wouldn’t you like to be on auto piloted for the small stuff so you could concentrate on bigger things?
Same Answers? You could go back to the corporate office warehouse store and get the newest shiny quizmo. It’ll end up in a good will basket or the next garage sale like the other solutions you tried.
Solve the problem
Try using these unique items to solve your individual problems.
Bathroom baskets, trays
Mother and Daughter team at Gemma Jo created cloth baskets for their etsy shop. A great way to cleanup clutter anywhere.
bowl/box for beside table items; clutter catchers
Marci G has beautiful ceramics perfect for keys and small change. The point is it is a special portal for your special things. This was created by a busy student and is a one of a kind item.
key rack/jewelery rack
How could you not place your jewelry on this awesome piece made by a Brooklyn design Team. This item can be found at evolving habitat another original etsy shop.
Jewelry box important papers
Husband and wife team at Ernest Efforts in Oregon crafted this unusual and sweet box chewed by beavers. A great spot to hold important things
These vintage catalog boxes are a great way to organize your life. There are plenty of great finds at Bobbie an etsy shop run by a vintage collector and still life painter.
File receipts here!
Have cool key rack or a bowl where everything goes when you come home. A special box to hold all your receipts would save time. Get all your bills in order with a filing system that works for you. I hope you like the examples of special items to organize and wipe out clutter. Go to the sites above and pick up a solution for your biggest mess because unique people need unique answers. Let us know how you handle clutter and organize things at you place.