The De-clutter Continues

Why hello there๐Ÿ˜Š, what have you been up to? I was hoping things would slow down after Christmas. Sadly they didn’t for me! This month flew by so quick and I can’t believe it’s almost February.ย  Last week I shared a few sneak peeks with you (newsletter subscribers) of how my 30 day organizing challenge is going.ย  This month has been full of ups and downs and I can’t say this challenge has been an easy one but, I’m happy to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘!. I’ve checked off the bathroom, kitchen, craft room and office yesterday.

Today I started organizing my bedroom and I realized I have over 3 trash bags of clothes to donate.ย  I should mention I clean out my closet every 4-6 months which involves a few grocery bags of donations. I was super surprised to fill a whole 3 thirty gallon bags. To be honest, I think the fact that my bedroom is one of the last on my list to organize is probably a good idea.ย  At this point I feel like this challenge is taking ssso๐Ÿ˜ฃ long I just want everything out ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘ŒLOL that’s probably how I ended up filling those three trash bags in the first place.ย  I’ve been so tempted to share the whole organizing process as I go that way maybe you can join in too. However I don’t think I’d be able to handle editing footage in between while half the house is upside down ๐Ÿ˜ซ! ย  Anywho, if you’re not subscribed to my newsletter you can sign up down below. I’ll be sure to send exclusive sneak peeks of the progress!

Even though this month has been super busy around the house for me I want to share a simple 3D stenciling technique. I’ve seen something very similar on a dresser before although I’m not sure if they purchased it like that or if it was stenciled.ย  I mention this because I can’t wait to try this technique on furniture. YEP! You heard me right! You can use this DIY on multiple surfaces. Doors, dressers, desks etc… Isn’t that awesome?!

Plus it’s super duper easy to do!

TIME NEEDED:

About 10 minutes

COST:ย  Around $11

DIY planter

Supplies :

  • Modeling Paste
  • Your surface ( planter, dresser desk etc.. The flatter the surface the better. It’s harder to get a clean look on a rounded surface like this planter)
  • stencil ( I got my stencil at hobbylobby)
  • A Spreader
  • Tape

The instructions for this are pretty basic. Make sure your surface is clean before you start.ย  Tape the edges of your stencil to your planter. Make sure not to tape over your stencil. Following that apply and even amount onto your spreader and apply it over your stencil.ย  Remove any excess paste to get an even finish.ย  Once you’re done applying the paste over the whole stencil gently remove your tape and peel off the stencil. Voila you should have an awesome 3D pattern! PRETTY COOL! RIGHT! Let it dry and you can also paint over it or maybe even apply some metallic finish.ย  My modeling paste took about 20 minutes to dry.

diy 3d stencil

DIY planter

Here’s the modeling paste I went with. You can buy this one at pentart.com or michaels and Joanns carry some as well. Its in the arts section. Any brand should do the same.

3D stencil

DIY planter

DIY Planter

Stenciled Wall

Isn’t it lovely?!ย  It’s so simple and CUTE!! Would you try this? What would you try it on?

stenciled pot

DIY planter

 

DIY planter

I hope you have a blessed week! PS. For those of you wondering when I’m finally going to start posting my Organization challenge I plan to start posting everything next week. So stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lots of goodies coming to your inbox.

xo,

Lily