It's the little things--small additions to a room, rearranging a space, transforming two wire bowl/baskets (bowlskets?) into a hanger. Little things make us happiest. More often than not those little things that brighten our days are moments, but sometimes they are material possessions, and sometimes that is okay. Creating this little thing gave me great joy. Now that the Griffins are co-habitating, the union of the schtuff in our lives has made the space a little more cluttered than I was accustomed to, and a lot more overwhelming than I was expecting. So, I took to it like a city planner of a small city with a booming population--I designed vertically.
The boxes were first, jenga style stacking them, hoping that the shutting of closet doors and everyday movements in the house don't knock them over, sending our new plates and tumblers crashing. Next, the kitchen. Our kitchen counter had become the average couple's kitchen counter: littered with mail and left out cups, unused wedding decor, and all the knick knacks that eventually wind up in the stereotypical junk drawer I refuse to ever have. Having seen a recent post on one of my favorite blogs about plant hangers, I decided to make my own in-door plant hanger of sorts, filling two wire bowlskets I had laying around with mother earth's bounty, and rigging them up to hang, freeing up the counter space and making them even more visible! Best part about this creation--I had all the stuff at home!
Here's what we did:
1. Find a good hanging material--thick twine to the rescue! Cut a long piece in half. I never measure, not for food, not for this. 2. Tie one piece to your bottom bowlsket. I used a figure eight knot to be fancy and because it is the only other knot I know. You can google it. 3. String the twine through your second bowlsket and then adjust it to where you want and tie another knot. 4. Repeat this process with your second piece of twine. 5. Once you have two sides done, tie the two pieces of twine with two normal knots in the center. 6. Continue your knots, this time starting with the top bowlsket and ending with the lower one. 7. If you have extra, you can be fancy and string it around your bowlsket. 8. Find a sturdy place to hang it and use a strong hanger of any sort really, and find something sturdy to hang it up with and someone strong to help you! 9. Let him/her do the work... 10. Ta-da! You've done it.
I'll admit, these instructions are terrible. This is my first DIY post, and there is a lack of informative pictures. I just figured it out, and I trust that you smart readers will too. If not, leave a comment!
This is fun for fruits & veggies, but you can use the same idea to make a jewelry hanger or a make-up hanger or a scarf hanger or anything really. Though, due to gravity and the faulty nature of human made products, I wouldn't advise making a tech-hanger.
Happy organizing and decorating!