December 2, 2011

Winter Clothes Clip Board - Diary of a Crafty Lady

Hi there! I'm Lindsay from Diary of a Crafty Lady - and I am thrilled to be sharing a quick tutorial with you!
I have two little girls who are my inspiration - and this project was definitely inspired by them :) 

We live in New England - and we love it!  But with the early snow fall this year, we had to bust out the gloves, scarves and hats before we had even finished Trick or Treating!
Of course that meant that not only are candy wrappers and Halloween costumes littering the floor - but all the winter clothes are too...
We have hooks by the door for their coats - which they are very good about hanging up - but all the rest had no home, and so, I decided to fix that!

One of my favorite things is the scrap pile of wood at Home Depot.  Didn't know they had a scrap pile?!  Well they do!  And you can get great wood for really cheap there.  There is rarely a wood project I do anymore that isn't made with wood from the scrap pile!   (It also means that if I mess up - no big deal!)

So, I took a piece of pine, about 5' tall and 3" wide, and sanded it really well.  Then, I painted and mod podged it until it looked like this....
I used acrylic paint and scrap fabric - but you could mod podge on scrapbook paper, or even just leave it a natural wood color.  I figured that since it was going to hold the kid's clothes - it would be fun to have bright colors.

I also decorated about a dozen clothes pins (these are also very inexpensive at the hardware store!)   I mod podged fabric onto one side, but you could paint these, or leave them natural wood as well.

With a hot glue gun, I glued the clothes pins onto my board at intervals, leaving a couple of inches in between each one...

And that was it!  Hats, gloves, scarves - all hang easily from the clothes pins!

With a piece of hanging hardware attached to the back, I hung mine by the back door, within easy reach as we are heading out...

It is easy for my kids to use, so they can get their things themselves (and put them back themselves!).

And hopefully, we won't be dealing with as many lost hats, gloves and scarves this winter!!

Some of my recent tutorials include: 

Building a Fridge Top Cereal Crate....

and making Thumbprint Art with your little ones...

I'd love to have you stop by anytime! 
And thanks for having me Mandy!!

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

1 Fabulous Comments:

cute winter clothes rack. What a great idea too. Let me know if it saves on lost hats and gloves will ya.

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