DIY: Lazy Susan Art Supply Storage

Are your art supplies scattered everywhere? Me too, me tooooo. 

Well, at leas they were! I wanted to create a solution for all of my supplies I need to have on-hand. Of course I have more drawers stocked with extra brushes, paint, and markers, but these are my every day tools. I would often misplace them or find them lying around my workspace.

My go-to storage for the last year to store my various pens + paintbrushes were mason jars, but when they got shifted around on my desk, it started to look messy. So, I decided to attach them to something permanently. A lazy susan was the perfect solution so the items in the back would still be accessible with a quick spin. 

The steps are straightforward, so anyone could make this, and I think the overall idea is what makes this DIY special! Click below to watch my video tutorial on how to make your own:

This project has really cleaned up my workspace, which is always a plus because it gives me more space to create! Plus, I always feel like if everything has a proper spot, you're more likely put things away and keep everything tidy. And less time searching for supplies = more time creating. 

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So, do you think you'll try it for your own workspace?! If so, I would love to see it! Please tweet me a photo or tag me on Instagram! My username is @PaigePoppe on both platforms. 

I think these will turn out really unique because everyone will have their own collection of jars they've found. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for reading :) 

DIY Pegboard Organizer

I'm very excited to announce that I will now be contributing a DIY post each month for The Bannerie blog, Shoes Off Please! The Bannerie is the creation of Gilit Cooper, and she sells "glitter letters for boss babe." Umm...yes?! 

Click over to the blog to get the how-to on my first post, which is a Pegboard Desk Organizer! It has seriously transformed my space and cleared the clutter off of my desk top. I have never been so productive in my space!

Hope you babes have an awesome weekend! My parents are visiting me in San Luis Obispo for a couple of days, so it will be nice to see them, spend some time outside, and eat good food! ;)

Why I Love Scrapbooking with a Smashbook

If you needed further confirmation that I'm basically a grandma at heart that loves to make crafts, this post is for you. Yep, scrapbooking. I love it!! 

I recently became obsessed with Project Life, but use it for big events, like the year I spent studying abroad. For the more day-to-day stuff, I am enjoying using the Smashbook by K&Company! 

And no, this post is totally not sponsored, I just really love this thing! 

I found my Smashbook at TJ Maxx of all places for about $4! It's closer to $9 at Michael's typically. Basically the Smashbook is a book pre-filled with pretty papers that are all coordinated to a certain theme. I later realized I bought the wedding themed album...oops. The papers are really cute, so I don't mind, there's just a bunch of lovey-dovey quotes on the pages haha. 

I love this system because its so casual and easy to document your everyday life. The book comes with a pen/gluestick all-in-one, so I just glue down my photos, write a quick caption, and I'm done. The papers are so cute that I don't even feel the need to add stickers or embellishments. But sometimes I will do that if I have some more free time!

In the digital age (there I go sounding like a grandma again) it's really easy to just leave your photos sitting on your phone or computer. I love having a place to flip through memories. It also reminds me of how much fun I have with my friends + is a good way to feel grateful (and I'm all about that life.)

The hardest part of getting your memories off your phone is printing them out. I honestly can not find the time to go to CVS and print them, so I just get them printed and mailed to my house! My new obsession is this app called Free Prints. You just select the photos, and they mail them to your house in a couple weeks. And the best part? It's totally free, and the only thing you have to pay for is the shipping! I don't even really understand how this is possible, but I'm into it. 

 Bottom right photo by  Minkmade

Bottom right photo by Minkmade

I even made a page to document all colorful photos + biz cards from my business. You can really stick in anything you want :) 

I know one day when I'm actually a grandma, I'll enjoy looking back at this album and remember all of my fun memories!

I hope you guys will try out this album or be encouraged to document your life a bit! I also totally made this post to encourage myself to work on my scrapbook more, so I will share future pages once I complete them! 

Sending postive + creative vibes your way! 

DIY Chalkboard Clock

I have the crafting bug this summer, so besides making skateboards, I've been working on a bunch of fun decor projects. I spotted a chalkboard clock in a magazine for $60, but knew I could make my own. An hour and $14 later, I had myself a new wall clock for my bedroom! 

Check out my video tutorial below and subscribe to my YouTube channel as well :) I post a new video every Friday!

Thanks so much for watching babes!