Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart


It’s that time again!… Time for our monthly Silhouette Challenge Group post (yippie!). This month’s theme is {ORGANIZATION}. Well, let me tell you, I could write a book on what NOT to do, lol. I must be the most UNorganized person on earth. This year, my New Year’s resolution is to get to doing some of the amazing organization projects I seem to be constantly pinning on my Pinterest board… and this challenge may just be the perfect inspiration to get me motivated!
For any of my new followers, I am fortunate to be part of an online Silhouette support group that also hosts a monthly challenge. Below you will find my {AMAZING} project, as well as projects from other {AMAZING} group buddies! Be sure to stop by and show them some bloggy-love (links below)! They continue to be a wealth of inspiration!
Back to my project… I chose to start in the kitchen. The reality is that I don’t cook much, but when I do, I want my most commonly used tools to be handy. There is nothing worse than having to dig through a cabinet or drawer trying to find the utensil I need. Of course, for inspiration, I went straight to Pinterest (my favorite resource!). I had pinned a version of this project some time ago but I didn’t want to attach anything permanent to the inside of my cabinets… so I changed it up a little! Introducing… my version of a vinyl conversion chart with and easy storage solution!
I’m telling you this picture just does not fully express the genius of this project! With one swift move of opening the cabinet door, I have full access to each measuring spoon or cup, fully labeled, and a conversion chart to top it all off… literally!
I was a little nervous about attempting this project because I had never cut anything from vinyl. My first step was measuring the space inside my cabinet door. I then measured my measuring cups and spoons to determine how much space they would use. Using the Silhouette Studio Designer software, I set up my cut file by welding rectangles and setting up my text spacing. It helped to do it all at once so I could see exactly what the finished project would look like. Once my design was completed, I printed it and taped it up on my cabinet door to make sure I had sized everything correctly.
Once I was satisfied with my design, I was ready to cut the vinyl. I used black Silhouette adhesive vinyl and I was thrilled that it cut perfectly the first time. The weeding did take a little bit of time but it was worth it. I used clear contact paper to transfer the vinyl onto the cabinet door.
The last step was attaching the command hooks below the appropriate text. I love how it turned out. I think the hardest part of this project was to keep from falling off the ladder!
Can you believe how simple this was to do? If you do much crafting, you know what it’s like to spend hours on a project… and it turns out to be a big flop! Not this time, though! I was so proud of myself and excited that it had turned out exactly as I had planned, so I ran outside (a feat all in itself!) and got my husband so I could show him my huge accomplishment. As I explained to him what I had done, describing every little step in detail, I reached up and closed the cabinet door… and {BAM}… the door wouldn’t close. UGH! I had forgotten to take into account the spacing of the shelves inside. The measuring cups weren’t spaced to fit between the shelves and therefore, effectively putting a crimp in my {AMAZING} project.. I’ve got to tell you, I just wanted to crawl into a hole at that moment. I mean, couldn’t I have figured this out BEFORE trying to show off? Evidently not. But my husband, being forever supportive of my efforts, quickly pointed out that I could simply adjust the shelves in the cabinet. You can’t imagine how relieved I was. Although it did take the wind out of my sail for a moment, in the end, it all worked out.
Can you think of any other nifty ways to store items that would combine {ORGANIZATION} and {FUNCTION}? I’m sure my blog-buddies will be able to offer us some more crafty inspiration to help organize in the new year!
DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend CraftKids’ Art Wall by Tried & TrueOrganizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier HomemakerSimple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft TimePut a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get SilveredSuper Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple CouchesBeware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad LifeChild desk accessories by Architecture of a MomOrganizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise HomeIndex Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NYCreate Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & LilypadsSimple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News JunkieOrganize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White ObsessionHow to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & BabbleSimple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly HandmadeVinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to WhineNursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative RamblingsMake Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog WoofOrganizing the Craft Room by What’s Next MaVinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and CatsPersonalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. ToriPersonalized Routine Chart by Work in ProgressBlog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by CamilaSimple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s RoomDry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially EclecticReceipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking ClosetCute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry“What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAPCustom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…The evolution of my labeling system by feto soapIkea Drawer labels by McCall ManorGlass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson CreatesOrganize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on HillbrookOmbre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About

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