Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Check Your Pockets Mason Jar Sign

You can order the digital cut file from my Esty shop.

Here is a great laundry room project to collect the change, crayons, batteries, and other things that are pulled out of pockets before they are washed. I don't have any shelf space in my laundry area, so I decided to make something that could hang on the wall.
  I started with a piece of scrap wood, it's pretty small, only 3.5" x 7.5". This wood was from a pallet so it was pretty rough. I sanded it down, especially around the edges.
Then, I painted it with one coat of paint.  Once it was dry, I sanded it again, making sure I actually removed the paint around the edges and some on the front.
I watered down some gray paint, brushed it on and wiped it off with a paper towel.
Then, I applied my vinyl lettering
and attached a metal pipe clamp and a small mason jar.
If you have a shelf, you could do this project without the wood and clamp. Just apply the vinyl directly to the mason jar.
  Check out this post to get the free digital file to make your own!
You can order the vinyl decal from my Esty shop.

Update: I've had lots of people ask how I attach the clamp to the wood.  I know there are a couple different ways to do it, but I found this to be the easiest

To attach the clamp to the wood, I just use two screws and attach one above the clamp and one below the clamp so it can't move.



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59 comments:

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

This is so cute! Finders keepers ;)

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

What a super fun idea! I love the fonts on the vinyl lettering. :)

Anonymous said...

how did you connect the clamp to the wood?

Maria said...

What a great idea! Ugh I need to make one of these because I always find SOMETHING while doing laundry... last week it was a green tea teabag, I was wondering why all the clothes smelled funny, and then I found it in the dryer!!!

jacky @ small home love said...

What a great idea, and so pretty. I'm thinking I'll make one for loose purse change, right now we put it in an ugly dusty old vase.

Erika said...

I love the green/turquoise color, the whole idea is excellent, I would say this helps a lot in the laundry, very easy and very nice. Thank's for sharing.

Sarah @ My Project Bag said...

Adorable. And functional too!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Super cute and I am LOVIN the color. I attach those mason jars tot he front of pallet shelves I make-I just adore the look. I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
http://too-much-time.com/2012/04/get-schooled-saturday-20.html
xxx, Kim

Tausha said...

I love how you did this. I have seen check your pockets sign before, but not any as cute as this. Darling and totally do-able. I also love that I can purchase the cute vinyl straight from you for a great price! What a fun shower gift or wedding gift. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Pinning!
Have a happy weekend!
Tausha
sassystyelredesign.blogspot.com

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Very cute! Thank you so much for sharing another great cutting file so that we can make one, too! So generous of you!

Have a great weekend!

Claire

Renonda said...

I need one of these jars!

Jenn @ One Thrifty Chick said...

Genius!! I love this idea. I am so doing it! lol :) Thanks for sharing!

KCoake said...

So cute! I love this idea.

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

I love this idea, I also don't have much room, so this would e perfect!!! Adorable :)

Jill said...

That is adorable! What a great idea! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

cheapcraftymama said...

Very cute idea, love it!

Jenn Gray said...

Love lovE! Cute cUte. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

This is such a cute idea! I love how shabby chic it is while still being very practical and useful! Thank you so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! :) have a great weekend!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So clever! If my kids were still home, I'd make one of these and put it in each of their rooms!

Molly said...

Seriously the cutest idea! I need one of these for my husband to remember, he's forever leaving something in his pockets. Good job on this project!
I host a party on my blog I'd love to invite you to come link up at if you'd like.
http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/04/get-creative-party-9-features-and-some.html
Hope to see you there :)
-Molly

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

this has got to be one of the smartest things eva!!!! :) absolutely adorable!

Bonnie @ uncommon

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

aimee said...

what a great idea i have gone though two machines after hair bands were left in the pockets and they got tangled around the pipes i would love for you to come and link it up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/04/sunday-show-off-party-and-features.html

Recipes We Love said...

So cute! I am going to have to make one of these for our laundry room! Found you on craft envy party!

Amber
recipeswelove.net

Lesley said...

Really cool project! Thanks!
Lesley
byporchlight.blogspot.com

Jaclyn said...

Such a cute idea! I need to make one of these.

Sugarr2518 said...

This is such an orginal and neat idea! I love it that it wouldn't cost much to make either, just a piece of wood, jar, and paint! Super cute idea:)

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

This is adorable! We'd love to see this post linked up at our Beautify It Monday link party open now!

-Four Sisters
BringingBeauty@blogspot.com

HILLARY said...

So very cute, it's perfect, small yet lovely. I just am digging jars!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Stopping by from Craft-o-maniac! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! Hopefully stuff will actually come out of the pockets!

Atta Girl Amy said...

I love this. So cute. I've been making vinyl signs for my laundry room, too, and now I need to make this one. My son is always putting things in his pockets! Boys!

Vanessa Barker said...

I need one of these for my husband when he gets home from work!
I'd love if you'd come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up. http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-5.html
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Amber *SaltTree* said...

Ah! I love this! I swear I could build a time machine or something random like that with all the strange bits I get out of my husbands pockets! I'd love for you to share this at my link party going on now :)

http://www.salttree.net/2012/04/open-call-tuesday-2.html

Six Sisters said...

This is soooo cute! Does the laundry person still get to keep the change?! :) Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

gail wilson said...

great idea! I never ever check pockets. lol

gail

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

Great idea, Just minutes ago I collected some change that was in the dryer. I'm going to have to make something like this!

Ahna said...

I love this idea. I always consider anything left in pockets to be my tip (if it's money especially).

Paula Parrish said...

Love It! This project is super cute, I would love to make one for my laundry room. We know {as Moms} many different items come from families pockets before the washing machine. ;o)
Smiles, Paula

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love this, such a cute piece!

Taylor-Ann said...

How adorable. I would love if you shared this on my link party.

http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

~Taylor
www.kampenlane.com

Paula said...

Great Idea!

Sarah said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link this up over at The Winthrop Chronicles
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-9.html

Amber said...

What a cute idea Angie! Thank you for sharing it!
amber

Marilyn Clark said...

Love this idea! :D

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Angie,

I love this idea. So clever. And your vinyls are fantastic. I'm heading on over to your Etsy to check out more ...

:)

Linda

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

So cute! Great idea....I need this for my laundry area!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love this--so, so cute!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Cute and practical...good combo :) Laurel

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a fabulous idea!!! This is amazing. I am visiting you via the linky party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

Amanda said...

What a great idea! I need to do this for our laundry room.. And I love the color you went with, too!

I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays on May 7th! Hope to see you there! (www.watchoutmartha.net )

Michelle said...

This is so sweet! I love that it is adorable and practical! Thanks so much for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday last week! I featured you!! http://www.delicateconstruction.com/2012/05/delicately-constructed-features.html

Jennie Larsen said...

YOU ARE IN COM'S TALENT SHOW TODAY! xo, jen

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Thanks for sharing this at Handmade Tuesdays! I pinned it, and it's a feature at next week's party!

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

You've been featured this week at Bringing Beauty! Feel free to grab a button!

-Four Sisters

Carey said...

Say you on Monday Link Party on Polish the Stars. Loved the idea and hope to make one soon for my laundry room. Thanks

I also pinned it.

amanda said...

Thanks for sharing this! Just put this on my list to do.

Marcie said...

Love all your cute stuff and ideas. I am now a follower of yours, I would love for you to visit my new blog and become a follower. If you would be interested we could exchange links.
Thanks, Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

Lisa Driscoll said...

This is such a great, cute idea. I think I will make one!

Brittany Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing.. =) i love it.. it's adorable.. I'm not a crafty person but finally something i can do.. thanks again!

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