January has always meant cleaning up, cleaning out and organizing to me. A fresh start for the new year! A great way to get started organizing in 2016, is your kids’ rooms. Clean out the old toys that they no longer play with and organize the new toys that they received for the Holidays!
Like my Mother always said, “a place for everything and everything in its place.”
The Walnut Hollow Rustic Pallet line is a great way to get and stay organized, and if it is cute and accessible, then your kids will use it. Get them involved by selecting a color scheme and painting on the patterns and make it a family project!
Materials you will need:
Paint Brush 1″ flat wash brush with stiff bristles; paint brush 1/2″ flat; water container; paint palette; foam letter stamps; silver paint marker; round foam pouncers – small, medium and large; purple ribbon – 16″
Step One: Base Coat
Apply Grape Juice acrylic craft paint to Rustic Pallet with 1″ brush and a bit of water. The stiff bristle brush and the water will help the paint flow into all the nooks and crannies of the rustic wood. Base coat four Mini Crates with Wisteria, Purple Cow, Wild Orchid and Lavender. Allow paint to dry. DecoArt paints are high quality and almost never need a second coat.
Step Two: Assemble
Lay out Mini Crates on Rustic Pallet until you are please with the composition. Working on a flat surface, apply tacky glue to back slats of Mini Creates and attach to Rustic Pallet. Weigh down with books or canned goods until dry. I let mine dry overnight.
Step Three: Decorate
Place Bahama Blue on palette, dab lightly with large pouncer and create polka dots on the Mini Crates. Repeat with medium and small pouncer, in a random pattern. In the negative space on the Rustic Pallet stamp out your child’s name and the word stuff. Outline some of the polka dots with a silver paint marker and create a shadow on the letters.
Step Four: Finish
In a well ventilated area, spray several light coats of Multi Purpose Sealer on all surfaces of Kids Room Organizer, letting dry between coats. Attach two 4″ ribbon loops to back with tacky glue, let dry. Hang in child’s room, so they can reach all of the bins.
Change up the colors, patterns and themes to create a Kids Room Organizer that specifically fits your child’s personality and their room – the possibilities are endless! You can even stack two Rustic Pallets on top of each other for older kids.
My Niece, Marlee has an impossible time finding personalized items, so this Room Organizer, that we created together in an afternoon is a wonderful way for her to stay organized in her own special way!
Thank you so much for joining me today as I share my Kids Room Organizer project! I hope you’ll check out all the other great products Walnut Hollow has to offer and that you’ll stop by and visit me at Beth Watson Design Studio very soon!
Find all the supplies to make this project and more at WalnutHollow.com:
Beth Watson specializes in 3D paper crafting, mixed media, children’s crafts and home décor items on her blog Beth Watson Design Studio. Beth’s style is eclectic and she enjoys using traditional materials in unconventional ways to bring a unique twist to her creative endeavors. Design Team member for Kunin Felt, Tombow USA, Smoothfoam, Canvas Corp. and Ann Butler Designs.