DIY Wall Mounted Coat Rack

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Since I moved into my house about 6 months ago I have wanted a place for the kiddos to hang all their stuff; backpacks, dance bags, hats, coats, etc. so I decided to make a Wall Mounded Coat rack.  I hung the coat rack in the entryway, for easy access for the kiddos. The floor by the door was becoming the drop spot for so many of my kids things and I have to admit a few of mine too and I felt this will solve the problem. I will be sure to show the complete entryway makeover soon too.


Here is what you will need for the Wall Mounded Coat Rack:

  • Piece of wood (We used a piece of Oak.)
  • Hooks
  • Wood Stain
  • Nails
  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver

The first thing we did was measure the entryway wall.   Then, we cut the wood piece to fit.

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Next, we headed outside to stain the wood.  We choose our color by matching a few photo frames I chose to hang above the wall mounted coat rack.  Don’t laugh we used my twin daughters Cozy Coupes as saw horses, our actual sawhorses where being used for something else, but Hey they worked great!

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Make sure that you stain the edges of the wood too.

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We used a stud finder to locate a few studs in the wall.  This helps to make sure we will be able to hang heavier objects on the wall mounted coat rack without the coat rack pulling away from the wall.

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Once, we had the stud we used a level to make sure the board was level and hammered in a few nails.

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Now, it was time to add the hooks.  We measured the wood and placed the hooks evenly on the board. We choose to make our distances between hooks about 12″ wide because we wanted it to fit backpacks and other recreational gear that the girls partake in. Use the direction on the box of hook you purchase when adding to the board.  Just make sure that you have the hooks evenly spaced!

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I couldn’t be happier with the way this Wall Mounted Coat Rack turned out!



DIY Christmas Plates

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I’m pretty sure I just found a new Christmas traditions that we will be doing every year so the girls can have a set of dessert plates one day created by themselves.  My daughter received some 3d Gloss Enamels in a crafting kit for her birthday and was begging to do something with them.  Since Christmas was around the corner I thought it might be fun to make a Santa Cooke Plate.  They turned out so cute and the whole family made one. Now, I think I will make a new one every year.  The girls enjoyed eating on them throughout the holiday seasons.

Supplies Needed:

  • Plate
  • 3d Gloss Enamels or a paint that is for Glass
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Toothpicks
  • Q-tips

The first thing we did was trace the plate on a piece of paper.

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We found another item that was the same size as the inner circle of our plate and traced that too. (We used a Tupperware lid.)

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This created a template for us to draw a picture on before we started using the Enamel.

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Here is what Tiffany drew for one of her plates.

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These 3D Gloss Enamels are great because you do not need a paint brush.  We also used Q-tip and toothpick to fix any errors we made. Be sure to read the direction on the bottle to find out how to use correctly!

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We placed the papers we drew on under the plates and began tracing with the Enamel. We found that if you outlined first and then filled in the picture it was easiest.  Also, do not squeeze too hard, gentle pressure is best.

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Our finished DIY Christmas Plates!  We made sure to put the year on the plates so we know when they were made!

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This was such a fun project for the whole family.  I think my girls will appreciate it later in life when I give then all the plates with their own artwork from their young years of life!


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Simple 5 Minute DIY Organization Center

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It’s time again for another fun Dollar Bin Challenge with a few fellow bloggers! I have to say, it is so much fun to see how one product can be transformed into so many different items. This time little bins that came in multiple colors were chosen for us to use.  To top it off these little bins were 2 for $1.00! Double the fun.  I can’t wait to see and share what my Fellow Bloggers have created.

I choose the black bin and decide to create an Organization Center out of the bins. In order to make the center I needed to find a board, so I ran to the 99cents Store and found a cork board with a black frame. I was so excited to find this board it was going to be perfect!!!

I then head to my craft supplies to find some industrial double sided tape. (This stuff holds everything!)

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I added the double sided tape to the side of the bin.

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Next, I added the bin to the cork board. Simple as that, you have a little Organization Center; which is functional and took less than 10 minutes to make.

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I added a few push pins to the board to hang notes on, keys and whatever else needed. The bin is a great place for my husband to place his wallet and glasses in when he gets home and I can leave him notes on the board too.

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This is a great Organization Center for my husband’s stuff, I hung it right by the door for easy access when he is coming and leaving.


Here are My Fellow Bloggers Creations:

Dollar Bin Challenge (650x542)

DIY Inspired

Small Things are Big Things

Zoo Cuties Printables

Pandora’s Craft Box

Life With Lovebugs 


Upcycled Duct Tape Vases

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I don’t know about you, but I always keep a few extra bottles, cans and containers around, I just never know when I need one.  Today, I ran into that problem when my daughters decided that they wanted to put roses in their rooms and I did not have enough small vases for them.  I grabbed a few old bottles from the garage and we began decorating them with duct tape. We decided on two different size and shapes of bottles. To get the bottles ready we removed the labels and washed the inside of the bottles.

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The girls went to the duct tape drawer (Yes, I said duct tape drawer, my girls are in love with duct tape right now) and they picked out the tape they wanted to use.  The bottles had a lot of ridged on them so we used them as a guide as where to place the duct tape.  The girls decided to layer and cut the tape to different widths to add to the bottles.

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Here a picture of the finished DUCT TAPE VASES!

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The vases only took about 30 minutes to complete.  They can be personalized for any occasion, to match a room, or they are just a fun project to do while letting your creative side run wild.  So simple and creative.

DIY Pearl Bracelet Kits and Bracelets

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Do you ever buy beaded bracelets and look at them and think I could make these? Well, you can! Making beaded bracelets are really very easy as long as you have the supplies.  The good thing about supplies is, you don’t even need that many!  My daughter is having a Breakfast at Tiffany’s party and I thought that pearl bracelets would be a great party favor. As I started making them, I realized how easy they are to make that I decided to put together little kits and have the girls make the bracelets themselves.


What you will need.

  • Stretch Magic String
  • Scissors
  • Pearl Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Small Baggies
  • Glue

The first thing we did was measure my daughter’s wrist with the string to see what size we needed. When we cut all the strings at the same length and set them aside.

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Next, we counted out the amount of pearls that it would take to fit on the string we cut earlier.

We decided to add a ribbon to our Pearl Bracelets so we cut a ribbons about 12″ long to make a bow.

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We placed all out items in little zip lock baggies for each girl attending the party.

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Now, let’s put the bracelets together.

First, you will need to get your string and one pearl out of the bag. Tie the string around the pearl with enough string left to tie the finished end to later.  Then, start adding all the beads. (It’s fun to create different patterns here!)  Once, you have all the pearls stung tie the two ends together.  Now, add a dab of glue to the knots so that I string would not come apart.  Finally, finish off the bracelets by tying the ribbons around the bracelet.  I like to add the ribbon where we added the two ends of the bracelets to give a finished look.

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The Pearl Bracelets were such a big hit at the party and the girls were so proud of the beautiful bracelets they made.


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