Creative Ideas to Organize Your Home: 50 simple and creative ways to organize your life

Creative Ideas to Organize Your Home: 50 simple and creative ways to organize your life

by Linda Peterson


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"I'm not a professional organizer, I am a professional, creative person. I get messy, I throw things to the side, I have clutter! I am like so many others out there. So, when compiling the outline for this book it was imperative that these solutions work." Linda Peterson

Here is a wonderful collection of 50 step-by-step projects which will help you to bring a sense of order to your home. Author Linda Peterson shows you how to upcycle old baking pans into a three-tiered storage racks and metal trays into memo boards, repurpose a kitchen grater into a jewelry stand, and create drawer tidies from baby food jars. Create special storage containers for all your crafting supplies, and handy binders for household papers, magazine racks, and general storage. Wherever you need small-scale storage solutions—from the kitchen to the bathroom, the bedroom to the study—you will find a stylish, crafty solution in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782490975
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Linda Peterson has been a professional award-winning arts and crafts designer for the past 20 years, and is known for her unique eye for detail. Her dazzling designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. Her previous books include Beading in No Time, How to Make Polymer Clay Beads, Metalwork Jewellery and Art + Life Combined (all published by CICO Books). The author is based in Missouri, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Tools, Materials, and Techniques 10

Tools and Materials 12

Techniques 22

Chapter 2 Repurposing and Recycling 30

Spring Tree 32

Mousetrap Clips 36

Upcycled Cigar Box 38

Clock Knob with Pencil Bucket 42

Grate Display 46

Three-tier Fountain Storage 48

Lamp Note Post 52

Jewelry Carafe 54

Hanging Gutter Caddy 56

Yarn Bin Funnel 58

Rule Rack 60

Recycled Cans 62

Miniature Clipboard 64

Chapter 3 Storage and Display 66

Artful Bowls 68

Artwork Display Frame 70

Lace Dollies 72

Wire Basket 74

Mason Jar Sewing Kit 76

Pedestal Plate 78

Art Supply Center 80

Mason Jar Organizer 82

Basket Liners 85

Flowerpot Pens 88

Vintage Knob Rack 92

Stacked Tin Caddy 94

Tiny Tins 96

Crafts-on-the-go Trunk 98

Chapter 4 Simple Solutions 100

Twistie Ties 102

Seaside Tumbler 104

Electrical Cord Wrap 106

Cleopatra's Needle 108

Cable Tidy 110

Floral Thumbtacks 112

Key Caddy 114

Cellphone Caddy Organizer 116

Ribbon Sticks 118

Lap Dock 120

Mini Toolbox 122

Quilted Magazine Hanger 124

Magazine Bin 126

Chapter 5 Time Management 128

Folding Travel Journal 130

Framed Pocket Organizer 134

Clothes Pin Markers 138

Weekly Planner 140

Chalkboard 142

Retro Memo Boards 144

Magnetic Memos 146

Magnetic Pebbles 148

Ribbon Paper Clips 150

Flip Calendar 152

Resources 154

Templates 156

Index 158

Acknowledgments 160

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