Monday, May 7, 2012

Organizer for Mother's Day

Ok so these don't necessarily have to be for Mother's Day but as far as I'm concerned anything that helps me with my family clutter is greatly appreciated.

This little organizer can be hung anywhere and the clips help keep your stuff from getting lost.  You know all those receipts, tickets, notices, etc.

Easy project for the kids to do with minimal supplies:


- corrugated cardboard
- pencil and eraser
- scissors
- wire
- gesso, optional
- paint
- clothespins
- gluegun
- printed text
- mod podge for sealing, optional


Take your piece of cardboard and sketch out the general shape of your organizer in pencil.

Cut out the shape.  I like to add a little shape to go on the hanging wire just to add more interest.

Prime with gesso.  This step is optional.

Sketch out some guidelines for your painting.

Paint in your scene.  I used acrylic here but if you do prime the piece with gesso you can easily use tempera.

I used the end of a pencil for some of my leaves.
Take some clothespins......
You can paint them if you want or glue on a little decoration on them.
Glue the clothespins on (clip end pointing down) with the glue gun.  You can add some text if you want.
Now will add the wire.  Punch 2 holes in the cardboard shape, one on each end.  Insert wire and then twist.
Before you do the other end slid the wire thru the cardboard shape.  It passes right thru the corrugations in the cardboard.
Attach on the other end and you have a hanger.
That's it...a great little organizer for some of your clutter.  You could just do the letters for MOM as your cardboard shape. Finally you can add a coat of Mod podge to seal and add extra strength.     Give it a try!
See you next time :)


  1. OMG, this is an absolutely amazing project. I do not have kids, but I have nieces that are very crafty and they will love to work on a project like this. BTW, I am loving your blog.

  2. I am so glad I found your site, so full of fun and vibrant ideas. The Big City is my favorite, and the it. Looking forward to making some great projects with my kids!

    Like A Monarch

  3. Great idea for a cute organizer. I am designing a kitchen right now, and I think I'm going to put in a entire length of this kind-of thing to make everything easy to keep clutter-free. Thanks for the idea!