A Bit of Techno and Deco

Being someone who is often mired in the depths of clutter, I am always excited when I find a way to keep any small corner of my life in better order. Recently, I discovered a solution to keep my tech charging accessories in order in a cute, fun way.

My new house came with an electrical outlet that includes two USB outlets. It is located above the counter in my kitchen/dining area.

The area quickly became a magnet for tangled masses of charging wires. It was totally in the way and just looked bad.

I knew that I wanted all of it off the counter. I was looking around my house and realized that the spice racks I have hanging on the wall would actually be perfect to hold my tech charging accessories. So I went to Cost Plus World Market where I bought my brownish spice racks and decided to buy the whitish spice racks for this new project. I hung it up with two nails, and in five minutes my clutter was organized.

When I moved, I brought some crafty decorations that I had made to decorate the hallway of my old house. They ultimately joined the pile of kitchen counter clutter too. Once I hung up the spice rack, I decided to hang the decorations right above it. In almost no time, I had eliminated a bunch of clutter that had been driving me crazy.

Making the decorations is easy.

Materials:

Stretched canvas in whatever size you need

Decorative paper (fabric works too) of your choosing

Beads

E6000 Glue, Mod Podge Glue (a brush to apply the glue with)

Tacks, Wire, Hammer

Instructions:

1. Cut your decorative paper so that it will cover the top of your stretched canvas.

2. Brush a layer of Mod Podge glue on top of the canvas and carefully apply the decorative paper to the face of the canvas.

3. Once the Mod Podge dries, and the paper is on solid, it’s time to apply the beads. I chose flat beads and attached them as I wished on the sides of the canvas using E6000 glue. You can glue beads onto the paper too.

4. Wait for everything to dry. Then it’s time to add on the wiring to the back. Actually, you could do this step first. It’s up to you. I evenly spaced the tacks, hammered them in, and wrapped an end of the wire around each tack.

5. At first I hung up the canvas up straight, but then I slid one across the wire. This put the canvas in a diagonal position. It held nicely, so I tried it with all of the others. This created fun movement for my crafty display, and I’ve kept it this way.

With a spice rack and a simply crafty project, I now have a techno & deco corner that makes me smile and keeps a bit of my life thankfully organized.

About misslittleowl

A teacher writing about local happenings, school adventures, intriguing books, desert gardening, and whatever else she stumbles upon that needs sharing.
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