Monday, April 25, 2016

#MakeIt Monday - Loose Change Bucket Wall Hanging

Check it Out!  I have neglected decorating my laundry room.  
Although Delmar painted it the color I wanted when we moved into this house I haven't hung a thing on the walls.  I have had so many problems in that room that decorating just hasn't been a priority.  From plumbing to floor issues to having to replace appliances, it's been a real headache! But it's also a real downer.  I mean I do spend time almost every day in this room because I do a lot of laundry. I would so love for it to be more inviting and homey.  So I got to thinking about what I could make.  
Of course I want to create things that are not only cute but functional.  And of course I am all about recycling something that isn't being used into something that is.  

I have had this Christmas sign hanging in the closet for quite some time.  I never put it out at the holidays so I decided to turn it into a cute change catcher for my laundry room.  

For this project my supplies included:
  • Wood for the base (this is where that sign comes in)
  • Paper mache bucket
  • Cup hook
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Cricut
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
The first thing I had to do was take that sign apart.  I removed the santa figure from the top piece and sanded it down.

The next step was to paint my base and my bucket.  My laundry room in a warm sunny yellow so I decided to go with black.  And I chose an off white color for my letters and for the color of my bucket.

I free handed the check mark and used my Cricut to make the letters.  Then I ran them through my mini Xyron sticker maker so adhering them to the base would be super simple.

I positioned my letters and added the cup hook to hang the bucket on.  

And then to finish the whole thing off I added a coat of mod podge to seal the letters and so I can wipe it off when needed.

This looks really good on my yellow walls.  I used a bucket and cup hook so that I can remove the bucket to empty it.  

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