DIY wooden label tags

 

I set out to makeover my laundry room over 3 years ago.

 

collected inspiration,

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made a shade out of a shower curtain, and hung it on a DIY curtain rod.

Get the instructions for these DIY Wooden Label Tags at www.mrshinesclass.com

 

I added shelves, changed out the storage baskets and made label tags for them.

 Get the instructions for these DIY Wooden Label Tags at www.mrshinesclass.com

 

I also shopped the house for a rug to soften up the laundry room floor.  I was so pleased with the progress, that I started leaving the laundry room door open.

The fresh, coastal colors of the new shade calmed me.

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And, every time I saw that picture of my little girl, I smiled.  (I can’t believe she’s 16 now!)

But, it didn’t last long.

While I struggled to figure out a laundry system that works, the dirty laundry piled up, spilling onto the floor.  And, clean laundry covered the top of the dryer.

I couldn’t stand the sight of the clutter any longer.  So, I closed the door. 

 

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It’s time.  It’s time to pick up where I left off and finish this makeover.

Over the next few weeks, I will:

~paint the walls

~install a drying rack

~hang the broom, mop and ironing board

~create and hang art

~and purchase clear containers to store detergents

 

While I tackle that list, I thought I would leave you with instructions for making your own DIY wooden label tags.

 

Supplies:

~wooden tags with a hole (I purchased mine from Pick Your Plum.)

~craft paint (I used Americana acrylic paint in Snow White.)

~twine or ribbon

~labels made on the computer

~Mod Podge or other sealant glue.

~scissors

 

Directions:

~Paint the wooden tags on one side, let dry and paint the other side.  (The paint dries very fast.)

~Create your labels on the computer… just open a word document, choose a font style and size (that will fit on your tags) and type the words you need.

~Print the labels and cut around the words making sure they will fit on the wooden tags.

~Glue the labels onto the tags with Mod Podge.

~Smooth out any bubbles with a plastic card, like a credit card.

~After the glue has dried, use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge over the labels. This will seal them in place and protect them from tearing or smudging.

~Use twine or ribbon to tie the tags onto your baskets.

 

See you in class,

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