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:
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).
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.
This vintage candy dish is a great catch-all for chapsticks and bobby pins:
I also use lots of ARC jars and receptacles to organize art supplies and desk items:
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!
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.
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.
This went into one of my smaller jars with a little bit of fake snow and that was it—done!
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.
Once everything was glued in it got a dusting of fake snow and then it was complete.
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!