Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mail Organization: Final Touches

While hubby was away, I was able to play :) with some crafts that is.  I showed you in my earlier post about how I spray painted some wall hanging baskets and painted the trim.  Then I hung them on the wall with little picture hanging nails.  But, I wasn't quite done with the final touches on those babies.  I needed a little decorative *something* (that would also help cover up the fact that my painting was not exact) and I needed some way of labeling the baskets so we would know which is which.  So one evening after work, I popped on over to Michael's and picked up some ribbon, Modge Podge, and some little metal letters that had loops on top.  As soon as I got home, I got to work, and cut two pieces of ribbon that would wrap around the basket just under the rim.  Then I got out my sewing kit (thanks mom!), brown thread to match the ribbon, and sewed some of the metal letters to the ribbon.  Then I wrapped the ribbon around the basket and modge podged it together at the back.

And Voila!  Now I have labeled baskets.  I think they look a little more finished now :)  What do you think?


  1. Looks VERY cool! You have a real knack for this, Melissa. Can't wait to see the next project. Give John a hug for me!

  2. Thanks! The next big project will hopefully be the closet this month! I can't wait to post pictures of it.