New Year, New Organization By Julie White

Happy New Year! January is the time to go through all of last year’s stuff and get organized for 2016. This is no easy feat for most of us. I wanted to share the many ways that I use ARC items to organize my home. These receptacles are mainly vintage, because that’s what I love, but there are tons of modern options at ARC, too.

I use a vintage pitcher from ARC to organize my kitchen utensils:

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In the living room I use a vintage planter to hold coasters and bookends from ARC to organize my dvds (most of which were also bought at ARC J).

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I use an ARC mug for makeup brushes in the bathroom, a mason jar for Q-tips, and a vintage tea tin for cotton balls.

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This vintage candy dish is a great catch-all for chapsticks and bobby pins:

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I also use lots of ARC jars and receptacles to organize art supplies and desk items:

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All of these things were found at ARC and keep my home looking far more organized than I feel. Good luck with your own 2016 organization projects!

Winter Scenes DIY By Julie White

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I wanted to squeeze in one last project for myself this holiday season so I went with an easy one. I see tons of great jars all the time at ARC and decided to use some to create winter scenes. I found some interesting ones at my local ARC that I thought would work well.

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My next step was to round up some winter miniatures. I had a tiny ceramic deer from ARC and a toy car that I painted to cover up the racing stripes. On the miniature car I glued a small tree and then wrapped a piece of twine around it.

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This went into one of my smaller jars with a little bit of fake snow and that was it—done!

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The deer was slightly more complicated, but only slightly, because I wanted to use a taller jar that I found at ARC with a large cork on top. I was able to glue a taller tree to the bottom just using my hands, but to get the deer and another smaller tree glued in, I had to use tweezers.

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Once everything was glued in it got a dusting of fake snow and then it was complete.

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Both of these jars turned out great with my supplies from ARC and were so unbelievably simple. I hope your holiday crafting turns out just as well!

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