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16 diy built in storage and shelving ideas pinterest imageBuilt in storage and shelves are a great way to create an attractive home that is as functional as it is beautiful. Built-ins maximize the space you can use in your home and make it easier to keep organized and clutter free. Here is a collection of 16 DIY Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas to help you come up with ways you can upgrade your home this year with built in storage!

16 DIY Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas:

build a floating tv shelf

Learn to build this modern and sleek a floating TV shelf that doesn’t take up much space but offers great storage.

 

coat rack made from an old door

Add some beautiful hanging storage to your wall by building this Coat Rack made from an Old Door.

 

install scrap wood wall with built in ledgesAdd warmth, character and display space by building this Scrap Wood Wall with built-in ledges.

 

upgrade laundry room with flow wall cabinets and slat wall

Upgrade and organize your laundry or storage room with a Flow Wall cabinets and slat wall.

 

Glass Window Shelves

Add storage without sacrificing sunlight by building some Glass Window Shelves.

 

Install Rain Gutter BookshelvesOrganize kids books and keep them in view by installing these simple and functional Rain Gutter Bookshelves.

 

Industrial display shelves

Add some small decor features to your room by installing these Industrial Display Shelves.

 

 

Repurpose your space and turn a Spare Closet into a Reading Nook.

 

Build a Children's Closet Library

For a quiet kid zone, build this Children’s Closet Library to make great use of unused wall space.

 

Sports Gear Storage Shelf

Tackle your sports equipment by building this Sports Gear Storage Shelf within a small unused space.

 

Built In Storage and Shelving IdeasBuild full Chalkboard Front Storage drawers for your pantry to organize and easily find any item you need.

 

built in decorative shelf

Add some simple elegance to a room by building this Built-In Decorative Shelf.

 

shelves using corbel brackets

Take your decor up a notch by adding gorgeous Shelves Using Corbel Brackets for storage. Don’t let a tile wall stop you!

 

built in shoe shelves

Don’t search for missing shoes any longer, organize your closets by building these DIY Built-In Shoe Shelves.

 

build a wall mounted hutch

Upgrade your office or kitchen storage by building a beautiful Wall-Mounted Hutch.

 

Thvintage ruler stops for narrow pantry shelves

Make great use of small space by building these Narrow Pantry Shelves with vintage ruler stops.

 

I hope these DIY built-in storage and shelving ideas inspire you to maximize the space you have available in your home and create a more organized and clutter free space for your family to enjoy!

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Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas

Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas
Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas

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Check out these 111 DIY Farmhouse Decor ideas and get a ton of inspiration on how you can decorate your house in the farmhouse style without breaking the bank!

Check out these 111 DIY Farmhouse Decor ideas and get a ton of inspiration on how you can decorate your house in the farmhouse style without breaking the bank!

111 DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

Do you love farmhouse decor as much as I do? What is Farmhouse Style exactly? It can be described as worn, weathered, rustic, comfy, or anything that reminds us of a simpler time. If you’re like me (and love all things farmhouse), you may find yourself being lured into buying new decor that can put a dent in your budget. But, rest assured, today I’m giving you 111 DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas to help you create the space you desire for less money. Get ready to be inspired!

DIY Lantern

DIY Lanterns for your mantel or side table.

diy sheet metal gift trays

DIY Sheet Metal Trays to display on tables, counters, or your desk.

DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

Upcycle an old window into sweet wall decor.

 

personalized wood slice coasters

DIY Personalized Wood Slice Coasters to decorate your table.

 

make a tray from a cabinet door

Make a tray from a cabinet door for serving drinks at your next party.

 

Home State Pride Garden Flag from a Placemat

Make this Home State Pride Garden Flag from a Placemat to add some interest to your yard.

 


how to sew reversible recipe placemats

Sew these memory making Reversible Recipe Placemats for a personal touch to your tablescape.

 

Hanging Beaded Glass Flower Vases

Hanging Beaded Flower Vases add color and sparkle to your windows.

 

north carolina state capital rustic tray

Make this State Capital Rustic Tray to carry coffee each morning.

 

Artist imspiration board from an old window

This Artist Inspiration Board is made from an Old Window for the artist in your home.

 

How to Make Colored Chalkboard Paint

Another window can be transformed into a memo board with Colored Chalkboard Paint (make custom colors for your chalkboard projects.)

 

pen and ink sketch decorative plates

Gorgeous Pen and Ink Sketch Decorative Plates to hang on your wall.

 

how to install a scrap wood wall

How to Install a Scrap Wood Wall to add character to any room!

 


easy diy yard stick star

Easy DIY Yard Stick Star to stand or display on your mantel.

 

DIY Chalkboard Painted Mugs

DIY Chalkboard Painted Mugs to give to guests at your next holiday party.

 

DIY Metal Number Sign

A DIY Metal Number Sign adds rustic/industrial interest to your wall collage.

 

Build a Vintage Produce Crate Centerpiece

This DIY Vintage Produce Crate Centerpiece adds rustic beauty to your table. Best of all, you don’t need any power tools to make it!

 

Reusable Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

Reusable Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial would be cute hanging on a wall hook in your mudroom. Or use them at the grocery store and watch the other shoppers gawk.

 

Upcycled Cabinet Door Chalkboard Art

Make Upcycled Cabinet Door Chalkboard Art to add a sweet quote to your wall.

 

DIY Feather Art

DIY Feather Art is unique and eye-catching.

 

DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

This DIY Star Garland is simple yet impactful for year round decor.

 

customizing a tote bag with an old shirt

Customize a tote bag with an old shirt to carry everything you need.

 

Make a Driftwood Gift Crate

Make a Driftwood Gift Crate to attractively store books, trinkets, or any small items in your home.

 

Frosted Glass Vases from the Recycled Bin

Frosted Glass Vases from the recycling bin can be used all over your home, with flowers or none.

 

Fork Photo Holder

This Fork Photo Holder is a simple and fun way to display photos!

 

Upcycled Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

An Upcycled Magnetic Chalkboard Frame lets your kids write messages on their door.

 

Decorated Chalkboard Clipboards

Decorated Chalkboard Clipboards are a great way to stay organized or give as gifts to the teachers.

 

Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame

Create a Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame to display photos anywhere.

 

Making a Decorative Barn Door

Make a Decorative Barn Door for impactful wall decor.

 

Dressing up Dormer Window with Shutters

Dress up a Dormer Window with Shutters to add cute character to a window.

 

How to make a DIY Tray Gift Box

Build a DIY Gift Tray or Box (because you can always use trays for a multitude of things.)

 

How to DIY a Barn Wood PIcture Frame

A DIY Barn Wood Picture Frame adds some rustic charm to your art.

 

how to make a concrete wood planter

Make a Concrete and Wood Planter for your sweet succulents.

 

Pottery Barn Inspired Lantern

This Pottery Barn Inspired Lantern came from a super inexpensive source! You too can score one like it for less than $10!

Painting an Antique Wash Stand with Wagner Power Painter Plus Sprayer

Learn how to paint and antique an old wash stand or any furniture.

 

Rustic Wooden Caddy with a Branch Handle

This Rustic Wooden Caddy with a Branch Handle is the perfect farmhouse accent with rustic charm.

 

Creating a Faux Ceiling Medallion with Stencils

Create a Faux Ceiling Medallion with Stencils to add instant decorative detail to your room.

 

Aged Painted Pail Tutorial

Follow this Aged Painted Pail Tutorial to create chippy paint on almost any surface.

 

Refinishing a Garden Bench

Try Refinishing a Garden Bench to update furniture that has seen better days.

 

Shutters for Displaying Christmas Cards

Shutters are great for Displaying Christmas Cards or any cards throughout the year. It’s the perfect tall decorating item for your farmhouse look.

 

White Washed Window Box From a Wine Crate

A White Washed Window Box from a Wine Crate is perfect for a farmhouse accent for any window.

 

Curbside Vintage Step Stool Makeover

This Vintage Step Stool Makeover transformed from an old worn out style to new farmhouse style.

 

Create a Rustic Wood King Headboard

Create a Rustic Wood Headboard to add farmhouse beauty to your bedroom. You’ll be surprised by how affordable this project is.

 

How to Cut and Finish an Old Tabletop To Create a Wood Desktop

Cut and Finish an Old Tabletop To Create a Wood Desktop in your kitchen instead of spending big money on countertops.

 

White Washed Patriotic Flag Tutorial

A White Washed Patriotic Flag adds a patriotic farmhouse feel.

 

Rubber Bronzing Cabinet Hardware

Rubber Bronzing Cabinet Hardware can update your dated cabinet knobs and pulls.

 

Chalk Painted Stenciled and Distressed Table from a dumpster

A Painted, Stenciled, and Distressed Table was previously a dumpster cast off.

 

Rustic Red Pie Safe Painted with Milk Paint

A Rustic Pie Safe got a vintage makeover with some Milk Paint in a bright color. (Farmhouse style doesn’t have to be colorless.)

 

Chalkboard Calendar for the Refrigerator

Have an old fridge you don’t mind painting? Add a Chalkboard Calendar to keep your family on schedule.

 

Chippy Painted Corbels

Chippy Painted Corbels are the definition of farmhouse style. This is one tutorial you must read!

 

Faux Cross Stitch Tea Towel

This Easy Faux Cross Stitch Tea Towel is a sweet farmhouse accent to your kitchen.

 

DIY Chalkboard Calendar

This DIY Chalkboard Calendar Wall is one way to be sure you don’t miss an activity.

 

DIY Painted and Distressed Wood Panels Tutorial

A Painted and Distressed Wood Tutorial will help you add rustic colorful wood anywhere you want.

DIY Vintage Painted Oars

DIY Vintage Painted Oars are a fun way to add nautical accents.

 

Installing a Branch Towel Bar

Install a Branch Towel Bar to add some nature to your bathroom.

 

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool

Chalk Painted Wooden Stools are handy and attractive to have around.

 

Aging Galvanized Metal Quickly

Learn How to Age Galvanized Metal Quickly and save some money on that aged metal look.

 

The Gray Restoration Hardware Stain Recipe

My Personal Gray Restoration Hardware Stain Recipe is perfect for the farmhouse aesthetic.

 

Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

A Scrap Wood Christmas Tree is a great farmhouse holiday centerpiece.

 

Create Inexpensive Faux Copper Patina

Create Inexpensive Faux Copper Patina to add gorgeous character to your home.

 

Book Page Rose Wreath

This Book Page Rose Wreath is a beautiful DIY craft.

 

Perfect Rustic Paint Technique Tutorial

The Perfect Rustic Paint Technique Tutorial can be used for many items or furniture for a farmhouse look.

 

DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

Aging and Antiquing Furniture Legs gives it an old, worn and beautiful look.

 

Blue Loft Bed Kids Room

Build a Blue Loft Bed with colorful wood stain, so pretty!

 

Make an Old Sign from a Footboard

Make an Old Sign from a Footboard to decorate your mantel. Signs like this sell for hundreds of dollars, but this one will cost you much less!

 

Create a Unique Wine Rack From an Old Dresser

Create a Unique Wine Rack From an Old Dresser for an instant bar cart.

Old Paintbrush Cabinet Door Handles

Old Paintbrush Cabinet Door Handles are a clever addition to your craft room.

 

An Autumn Book Page Leaf Garland

An Autumn Book Page Leaf Garland is a pretty and simple DIY craft that looks great.

 

DIY Springtime and Easter Blue Bird Nest

For your springtime tablescape, make this DIY Springtime and Easter Blue Bird Nest.

 

Rustic Farm Crate Sign

DIY a Rustic Farm Crate Sign to fake a farm in your family name.

 

Anthropologie Inspired Pendant Light

This Anthropologie Inspired Pendant Light looks like it came right from the farm.

 

denim bunting

This Patriotic Denim Bunting Tutorial is perfect for your summer decor.

 

Building a Kitchen Counter Height Desk

Build a Kitchen Counter Height Desk to customize your organization center.

 

Song Lyrics Lamp Makeover

This Song Lyrics Lamp Makeover has simple colors and is perfect for a bedroom.

 

Twig Star Decorations

Twig Star Decorations are quick and cute farmhouse decorations.

 

10 Uses for Old Windows

10 Uses for Old Windows help you achieve farmhouse aesthetic in any room.

 

Log Tea Light Pillar Candles

Log Tea Light Pillar Candles are rustic yet elegant.

 

How to Make a Chalkboard Surface Desk

How to make a Chalkboard Surface Desk to create a built in workspace for your kids.

 

How to Install Brick Wallpaper Mural

Installing Brick Wallpaper Mural gives an aged feel to any room.

 

Make a Mason Jar Soap Pump

Make a Mason Jar Soap Pump and use that blue ball glass to remind you of old times.

 

diy rustic cake stand

This DIY Rustic Cake Stand can be decorative and functional.

 

Painted Lampshade and Guest Room Makeover

Take a plain lampshade and paint it to match your farmhouse-inspired room.

 

Spoon Tealight Candle Holder

A Spoon Tealight Candle Holder is a great use of old spoons.

 

make a simple pinecone garland

Make a Simple Pinecone Garland to bring some outdoors to your indoors.

 

Build a Wall Chalkboard With a Chalk Ledge

Build a Wall Chalkboard with a Chalk Ledge for the entire family to use.

 

DIY Industrial Cupcake Stands

DIY Industrial Cupcake Stands are a cute farmhouse style addition to any party.

 

How to Mount Antlers

Learn How to Mount Antlers and bring some farm to your decor.

 

how to build diy rustic wood box crates

Here’s How to Build Custom Rustic Wood Box Crates that will fit into many spaces.

 

How to build a giant chalkboard

You must Build a Giant Chalkboard to decorate for all the holidays.

 

DIY Interior Cedar Shutters

DIY Interior Cedar Shutters are a staple for any farmhouse home.

 

Spigot Handle Drawer Pulls

Adding these Spigot Handle Drawer Pulls is a cute and creative way to update a dated dresser.

 

rustic ikea hacked cabinet

Learn How I Took a Standard IKEA Cabinet and gave it a rustic farmhouse look.

 

Farmhouse King Size Bed with Storage

A Farmhouse Bed with Storage is a great addition to your farmhouse styled bedroom.

 

Mirrored Glass with Spray Paint

Use Mirrored Glass Spray Paint to give glass an aged look and make it reflective.

 

Fall Chalkboard Art

FREE Printable: Fall Chalkboard Art is a great wall decor item.

 

Build a Trough Centerpiece

Build a Trough Centerpiece to add to your farmhouse style dining room.

 

Vintage Map Lampshade

This Vintage Map Lampshade is perfect for your living room or office.

 

Re-Paint Home Decor

Re-paint Dated Home Decor to update old decor and transform it into farmhouse style.

 

How to Build Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign

How to Build Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign and keep the farmhouse look through the holidays.

 

Metal Tree Form

This Metal Tree Form is simple and beautiful.

 

Pros and Cons of a Farmhouse Sink

This isn’t a DIY, but thought you should know the Pros and Cons of a Farmhouse Sink before you purchase one.

 

DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece

A DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece adds some shiny and industrial farmhouse feel.

 

Rustic Wine Crate with Rope Handles

Rustic Wine Crate with Rope Handles are an attractive way to store magazines or books.

 

Rustic Bark Vases

Rustic Bark Vases are so easy to make and look perfect anywhere in your home.

 

Make Your Own Street Sign

Make Your Own Street Sign to add your personal flair to your gallery wall.

 

DIY Sheet Metal Vase

DIY Sheet Metal Vase is shiny, industrial and beautiful.

 

Magazine File Box Facelift

Give Tired Magazine File Boxs a Facelift with rustic, natural papers.

 

Make Your Own Clock Sign

Make Your Own Clock Sign from any flat surface material.

 

Family Organization Center Door

A Family Organization Center Door with aged copper and distressed paint screams of farmhouse charm.

 

DIY Faux Aged Metal Pulley

Guess what?! This DIY Faux Aged Metal Pulley is actually a cheap plastic pulley I painted!

 

Hidden Storage Under Laundry Room Sink

Hidden Storage Under Laundry Room Sink makes an otherwise messy space beautiful.

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Check out these 111 DIY Farmhouse Decor ideas and get a ton of inspiration on how you can decorate your house in the farmhouse style without breaking the bank!

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29 Hacks to Help You Get More Organized

January is the time of year where we focus on making the next year better than the last. Often that involves new workout goals or resolutions. Other times it means getting more organized. There is something intensely motivating about being organized and saving yourself small bits of time.  With that in mind, here are 29 hacks to help you get more organized for the coming year! Learn how to make your own bins, trays, and more to complete those organizational projects! I hope this helps you start your year off on the right foot.

personalized wall shelfNot enough closet storage? Consider building a Personalized Wall Shelf for jackets, backpacks, and knick knacks.

 

Jewelry Organizer Shelf Keep your jewelry sorted and easy to find with this simple DIY Jewelry Organizer.

 

coffee serving tray mapHaving your morning coffee supplies on a tray like this Rustic Map Serving Tray keeps them looking less cluttered and easy to find even on those mornings that come a little too early.

 

DIY Rolling Storage StoolsBuild these DIY Rolling Storage Stools for extra seating and hidden storage! They can be useful in any room!

 

Ladder Display ShelvesThis rustic Ladder Display Shelf is perfect for organizing and displaying keepsakes or supplies. (Not to mention taking advantage of vertical storage.)

 

Turn a spare Closet into a Reading Nook with some under seat storage to keep your child’s room neat, organized, and adventurous!

 

DIY Produce RackMake this DIY Produce Rack to keep fruits and veggies fresh, accessible, and off your counter.

 

DIY Drawer DividersImprove the space in your bathroom drawers with these DIY Drawer Dividers.  They’d work beautifully in the kitchen as well!

 

DIY Decorative Ammo BoxMake this rustic DIY Decorative Ammo box to add a cool conversation piece to your room with bonus hidden storage inside.

 

DIY Wall BookrackEncourage those little readers by keeping kids books in sight and organized with this DIY Wall Bookrack.

 

DIY Industrial Charging Station and Lock BoxThis Industrial Charging Station and Lock Box is the perfect solution for managing devices and screen time in a busy household.

 

DIY Cell Phone Holder and Charging StationMake this DIY Cell Phone holder and Charging Station to prop up your phone and charge it as you sleep.

 

scrap wood industrial iron board rackNeed some laundry room organization? This Scrap Wood Iron Board Rack is perfect for holding those ironing items in a small space yet easy to use!

 

Galvanized Tub Storage BenchTurn a galvanized tub into a Storage Bench for your child’s room. It’s a step stool, kid bench, and hidden storage all in one.

 

DIY Library Book BoxEver lose track of library books? This DIY Library Book Box is a perfect solution to that constant struggle!

 

Rain Gutter Book StorageAnother solution for book storage would be to repurpose Rain Gutter into Bookshelves.

 

DIY TrayBuild a DIY Tray Box to keep small items corralled in one place and looking less cluttered.

 

Cordless Drill and Circular Saw StorageGarage or shop organization is crucial, and this Cordless Drill and Circular Saw Storage Center is a perfect solution for a garage workshop!

 

Rustic Box CratesBuild some Rustic Wooden Box Crates to store your paperwork, magazines, or anything you want to store out of sight.

 

Turn cardboard box into Decorative binDon’t throw it away! Turn a Cardboard Box into A Decorative Bin to store anything you like. This has to be the most economical storage solution ever.

 

Tall and Skinny Storage Cabinet
Build this Tall and Skinny Storage Cabinet to solve storage problems in a small space. Imagine the storage possibilities in a bathroom, guest room, or kitchen!

 

DIY stacking storage cubbiesGain some easy toss in and take out storage with these DIY Stacking Storage Cubbies.

 

There are so many awesome garage storage ideas in this one post, like this Outdoor Tool Organizer. Be sure to open this article to see them all!

 

Pull Out Pantry DrawersOrganize your pantry with these DIY Pull Out Drawers with Chalkboard Fronts. Now there is no excuse for your spouse putting away the groceries in the wrong spot.

 DIY Cork Jewelry HolderMake a new and unique Cork Jewelry Holder to organize all your necklaces. This little holder is perfect for the back of a door or a small spot between doorways.

 

diy cedar under bed storageBuild this Cedar Underbed Storage to make great use of that otherwise empty space.

 

Shelf Organizer made from one boardOne board is all you need to make this DIY Storage Organizer that can be used in many different ways.

 

Scrap Wood CaddyBuild a Scrap Wood Caddy for any supplies you need to keep organized and transportable. Think cleaning supplies, art & craft supplies, office supplies and much more.

 

Scrap Moulding TrayThis Scrap Moulding Tray is one way to use up those casing and trim scraps. Plus, it’s an attractive way to corral and store project supplies.

I hope this helped give you some more organization ideas! Do you have any great organizational hacks? Share them in the comments please!

If you like this post, you’ll love learning how to build this hallway storage cubes and shoe bench:

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9 Holiday Storage Hacks

Now that Christmas is over, you’re probably in one of these two camps.

  • Camp #1: Christmas is over, time to pack everything away pronto.
  • Camp #2: Christmas is over, but I want to enjoy the decorations for a while longer. I’ll put them away in the new year.

Regardless of which camp you belong to, I have several Holiday Storage Hacks to help you store the holiday items for next year!

Plastic and Foam Cups:

There will always be ornaments to pack away after the holidays. Protect them from getting crushed or breaking by storing them inside individual disposable cups. For fragile ornaments, insert a foam cup inside the larger plastic cup before placing the breakable ornament inside. This gives a nice cushion around the ornament and creates a nice even layer in the bottom of your storage bin, which is helpful for the next hack.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Lasagna Method:

Don’t just throw your ornaments in the bin. Start at the bottom of your bin and place a layer of ornaments stored in cups. (Easy to do if you use the first hack above!) Place a piece of foam over the cups and continue with a second layer of ornaments. Again, add another piece of foam, then place ornaments that lay flat or are very thin on top of that last layer of foam. They will be protected and ready to go for decorating next year.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Saran Wrap the Tree:

Artificial trees can be cumbersome and messy when store them away. To neatly pack your artificial trees use a roll of plastic wrap to secure the branches together, making it easier to carry and store. Bonus, you might actually be able to get that tree back in the box you bought it in!

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Linen Zipper Pouches:

If you have a collection of small tea lights and candles, use an old linen zippered pouch from your last blanket purchase. These are perfect for storing your tea lights, batteries, and other similar items until next year. The clear bag also lets you see exactly what’s inside.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Cardboard Light Holder:

Do your lights get tangled up by the following year? This year put an end to the frustration by cutting out a large rectangular section of cardboard (shipping boxes or cereal boxes work great.) Make a small slit on one end to hold the end plug of your light strand. Wrap the lights around the cardboard to keep them secure and organized and ready to put up next year. This hack also allows you to store the strands upright to save on space. It may take a bit of extra time now, but will save you time (and curse words) next year!

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Store Like Items Together:

I don’t know about you, but in the past my bins were filled with random holiday items. I struggled to find a particular item. To solve this issue, put similar items into one bin. Next year you’ll know exactly where all of the lights are in an instant. Label the outside of each bin to help speed through the decorating process.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang Wreaths:

Wreaths are large and take up a lot of bin space. To store your wreaths, put them on hangers in an extra closet. If you don’t have closet space, nail a horizontal board to the rafters in your attic or garage and hang them there.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Gift Wrap Storage:

Gift wrap rolls are long and can be difficult to store. Use a bin or basket in the corner and store your gift wrap upright. This prevents the rolls from getting crushed and they are easy to grab next time you need to wrap a present. Feel free to store birthday and other holiday wraps as well.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Or, create this under the bed gift wrap station like Her Toolbelt made:

Bins for Gift Bags, Ribbons, & Tissue Paper:

Fold your gift bags neatly and place them inside clear storage bins. Organize by size or celebration and you’ll have a great place to go whenever you need to quickly wrap a gift. Use another bin for ribbon spools and yet another for scrap ribbons (never let those scraps go to waste.) The clear bins make it easy to grab the correct bin, no matter how last minute you’re putting the gift together.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

There you have it! Holiday clean up doesn’t have to be stressful, just keep it organized and use these hacks to make your holiday decor last for years to come. Do you have any storage hacks for holiday decorations that you would add to this list? Please share them in the comments!

Get all your gardening tools in one spot with this hanging garden tool organizer!

Get all your gardening tools in one spot with this hanging garden tool organizer!

Hi again, I’m Vineta from The Handyman’s Daughter and I’m back this month with a smart idea for organizing your garden tools. My garden tools were always scattered throughout the shed making it hard to get started on a gardening project. Thanks to this Hanging Garden Tool Organizer, there’s now a place for everything.

Seattle’s Spring got off to a slow start, so as soon as the sun came out I was anxious to get new plants in the ground. I recently built a garden trellis and it was time to add climbing vines! Unfortunately, when I opened the garden shed, I faced this disaster . . .

Our garden tool shed was a disaster! But with my new hanging garden tool organizer, small tools each have their own space.

Toys, leaves, and even my husband’s long lost bike helmet littered the floor. Sadly half the hooks on the pegboard walls were empty. Obviously I needed a better organizational system before someone got a rake to the head!

I cleared everything out (including too many spiders) and took inventory. Toys were relocated to the new storage bench I built for the backyard; plastic pots were recycled; and broken tools were tossed. Bigger shovels and rakes went back on the hooks, but I needed to create a home for the small hand tools and gloves.

My new hanging garden tool organizer created a home for all these garden tools, and more!

I didn’t want to throw all the smaller items in a bucket where they would get lost again. An inexpensive shoe organizer was the perfect solution. Adding labels to each pocket helps keep everything in its place.

Materials:

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These are all the supplies you'll need to make a hanging garden tool organizer!

How to Make a Hanging Garden Tool Organizer:

Start by measuring the size of one pocket of the shoe organizer. (Mine are a little over 4 inches wide and 7 inches long.) If you don’t want to use all the pockets, feel free to trim off the extras. I only needed a dozen for all my small items, so I cut off the bottom two rows.

If there are more pockets than you have tools, trim off the bottom rows of your organizer.

Make a list of all the tools you want to store in the pockets. Using the software that comes with your vinyl cutting machine, create labels with text or images. (Mine are a combination of this design and clip art I found online.) Don’t forget to mirror the image if it has text!

Make sure to create a mirror image if you're using text with iron-on vinyl!

Place the iron-on vinyl onto the sticky mat (shiny side down) and feed the mat into the machine. Send your design to cut. Cut apart the individual designs and weed out the negative space.

Each design corresponds to an item to be stored in the hanging garden tool organizer.

Place each design (plastic side up) on a pocket of the shoe organizer. It’s a good idea to keep heavier tools like the trowel and pruning shears at the bottom and lighter items like seeds and gloves at the top.

When using iron-on vinyl, make sure to apply it with the clear plastic side up.

Set your iron to the highest setting. Lay a piece of cotton cloth (a thin tea towel or even a t-shirt is fine) on top of your design. Iron it in place. Move the iron around over the design for 30 seconds to adhere the vinyl to the pocket. Be careful not to leave the iron in one spot too long or you risk scorching the fabric.

Iron your design to the pocket of your hanging garden tool organizer.

Your design is adhered properly when the clear plastic peels away cleanly. If it still sticks, iron more!

You know your design is ironed onto the fabric well when the plastic peels up easily.

Once the iron on is cool, move on to the next one. I had never used iron-on vinyl before and was pretty impressed at how flexible it is. The vinyl looks like it would peel up easily, but it adhered firmly.

The iron-on vinyl is more flexible than it looks!

Hang your organizer. My organizer came with over-the-door hooks, but they were too big for the louvered doors of my shed. I used hooks to hang it on the pegboard wall. Time to fill up your organizer.

Get your shed or garage organized with this hanging garden tool organizer!

The heavier tools flopped forward so I stapled the fold of the pockets to the pegboard to keep them straight.

If the tools fall forward too much, staple the fold of the pocket to the wall to keep them straight.

No more hunting for that matching glove! They always have a home now.

No more hunting for that missing gardening glove! Matching pairs fit perfectly in the pockets of this hanging garden tool organizer.

Now my garden shed is neat and organized! I can instantly see what tools are missing and hunt them down in the garden before they turn to rust. The images on the garden tool organizer make it easy for even the little kids to help with clean up.

Need more garden tool storage ideas? I’ve found some genius garden tool storage ideas, including the inspiration for this project, here.

Get organized with these 10 genius garden tool storage ideas!

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out my blog at The Handyman’s Daughter for more projects!

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