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Prop Craft Closet Makeover + Tips to Organizing a Prop Craft Closet

A few weeks ago, I finally decided to organize my Prop/Craft Closet in my home office. I have no excuse since we have been in our new home for almost a year and my office is the last area that still needed to be organized. So today I am sharing a before and after as well as a few tips! 

Before I started, it was a big mess in the middle of the floor, that I continued to add to as each holiday and season came around. I would literally walk around it! NOT proud of that at all! 
  
I just wasn't sure where to begin, everything was crammed together and there wasn't any organization to my chaos, does this sound familiar? If so, keep reading for tips on how I tackled my clutter and so can you! 

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In our old home, I had a larger space with a MUCH larger closet + a large wardrobe closet I used for storage as well. Since buying our new home, I have a much smaller area to fit everything into and since I no longer style children's parties, I donated all of those props and supplies to our school. Keeping everything in clear plastic bins allowed me to see what I had on hand at a glance, but since redirecting my niche to more home decor and fashion I no longer need much of what I had on hand. 

MY 8 TIPS {keeping the three rules of organization in mind - visibility, accessibility and flexibility}:
  • Organize one area at a time
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get the job done - don't rush if you don't have to
  • Go through the clutter and either donate or throw out what you don't want or use any more - I use the two-year rule of thumb
  • Take inventory of what you have left over, does it all belong in that particular space?
  • Use all the space you have, including the vertical space above closet shelves/doors
  • Color coordinate tablecloths, napkins and ribbon - so it's easier to find
  • Organize like items together - ie. tablcloths, craft supplies, seasonal items
  • Label everything that isn't visible
With some organizational supplies and the tips I used, I was able to go from the above photo to this:


I am SO much happier and get a lot more work done now that my office is organized. That's it friends! Are you ready to tackle your clutter, where ever that may be? 






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Sephora Insider Sale Ends Today

If you are looking to stock up your make-up drawer or try something new, now's the time with the Sephora Insider Sale!



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Today is the LAST day - use code SPRINGSAVE

If you take advantage of this sale today, come back and let me know what you purchased! I am always willing to try new items!

Don't forget sale ends tonight April 27, 2020!


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Mother's Day Small Business Gift Guide

This year on May 10, we may not be able to gather like we did last year to celebrate Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean you can't make this day memorable for your mom! Que up the confetti and throw her a party virtually via Zoom or send her a party in a box with a few personalized items from a small shop or two. To help you get the ideas flowing, I pulled together a few Mother's Day gifts ideas from several girlfriend's shops! As a small business owner, I know how important it is to shop small! 

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You may even think about a front door drop off or curbside delivery, whatever you decide to do, please consider supporting these small businesses this Mother's Day! Below you will find each item and shoppable link, for your convenience.


1} Festive Fetti Butterfly Confetti and Coloring Page

2} The Rustic Shed Personalized Name Pillow Cover


3}Pixels and Pop Relax Kit and Date Art Work


4} Hudsongrey Events Fiesta Party Box


5}Sunshine Tulip Design Momosa Bar Collection


6} Sassafras Home Monogrammed Pillow Tea towel

Happy shopping friends! 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

Mother's Day is around the corner, two weeks away to be exact. Although this year's celebration is going to look and feel very different from previous years, you still have many opportunities to give the mom you're shopping for, a thoughtful gift! If you haven't begun to think about what you'll be gifting you mom, sister, best friend or MIL, now's the time! I am here to help you make her day, with the perfect gift. I have pulled together several gift ideas that would be great on their own or gathered in a gift basket. 


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I hope these Mother's Day gift ideas have helped you figure out what you want to get the mom in your life. 

Happy Shopping! 

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Easter Brunch Tablescape

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Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it not only represents the Resurrection of Jesus, it also represents spring and all of it's beauty! Traditionally when you think of an Easter tablescape palette, you think of pastels such as soft pinks and baby blues, and light shades of yellow and green. This year, I chose to go with a hint of outdoor spring, which feels a bit more fresh and happy. I don't know about you, but I can always use more happy in my life! I added pops of blush pink to the botanical table runner and gold accents to each place setting. To bring the outdoors in, I opted to omit the tablecloth and create a more natural look. 




As I started to build the tablescape, I knew I wanted a more natural runner, one not made strictly of fabric, but of items you would find outdoors. Sprigs of lambs ear, boxwood, eucalyptus and peonies instantly came to mind. I happened to have all of those on hand, I simply laid two eucalyptus garlands side by side and intertwined them together. I then added in the lambs ear, boxwood sprigs and the blush pink peonies, which gave it a touch of color and softness. It came together beautifully and set tone for the rest of the table. The final touch was to add in a few paper mache bunnies to give the centerpiece texture.


Each place setting started with a dark colored teal cloth napkin, which grounded the table setting as well as gave it some depth. Burlap ruffle placemats tie in the natural elements of the rest of the table. While, simple white plates were covered with a light aqua dessert plate, some are plain while others have dainty white flowers on them. I like to mix and match the plates, napkins and glassware, while keeping in the same color family. This adds a little whimsy and fun to the tablescape. Topping each dinner plate are aqua napkins and a DIY paper bird nest, which were filled with blush pink speckled eggs. 


The beautiful aqua egg cups and blue and teal drinking glasses add in additional elements to the blue undertones of the tablescape. 



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I hope I have inspired you to set your own Easter Brunch Tablescape!

Enjoy! 

DIY Tutorial Palm Leaf Wreath

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This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday and since we are social distancing during the COVID19 pandemic, we will be celebrating at home! Several people in my neighborhood have decided to 
hang palm wreaths on our front doors to celebrate the season. I took this opportunity to create a DIY and am sharing the tutorial with you today. 




A few of these supplies you may already have on hand. 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
TIME NEEDED: 30 minutes

DIRECTIONS:
  1. First, lay out your leaves the way you want them to look for your wreath. For the palm leaves I used, there were two large leaves per branch, so I simply adjusted the leaves and spread them out. 
  2. Use the jute twine to hold the branches together. Wind the jute around the entire base of the branches and hot glue the loose end once you are done. 
  3. The branches should now be secured, I wrapped a short piece of ribbon {15"} around the base and tied it into a flat knot {meaning I tired to make the knot as flat as I could, knowing I was adding a longer bow and ribbon to the top}
  4. Cut the short ribbon tails either at an angle or into a V cut. To cut the ribbon in a V cut, fold your ribbon tail in half and starting at the open ends, cut at a diagonal. 
  5. Next, add your longer ribbon{30"}with a bow. Make the bow before adding it to the wreath and hot glue to the "flat knot" of the shorter ribbon
  6. Measure how long you want your wreath to hang from the wreath hanger and cut that length from the monofilment. I like to use this monofilment {fishing line} so the string isn't noticeable. 
  7. Enjoy your new wreath. 




I did tack the shorter ribbon to the branches so you could see this ribbon better. I love the way it turned out and the short time it took me to make it.

If you make your own Palm Leaf Wreath, please share it with me by tagging BellaGrey Designs on all the social media channels.

Have a wonderful day,











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