Destination Wedding Welcome Bags – DIY

Hello Everyone!! I had my destination wedding in Jamaica in July 2012 and wanted to share all of the fun things that I crafted for the wedding and for the guests that attended. I worked really hard tying in all of the little beach themed ideas for my wedding to get the impact I wanted. I have several posts that I’ll still be adding as well as converting from the old blog. I promised myself that I will get all wedding crafts blogged this year! So today I wanted to share the Welcome Bags that I made for my guests. We were very blessed to have over 20 people paying their own way to attend our destination wedding! I wanted to be able to give them a token of my appreciation as well as something they could keep forever and remember our trip.

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Closet Space Saver

Every year I try to tackle spaces in my house that are not organized and for some reason the new year always sparks my need to clean. My hubby and I have been working hard on getting organized during my weekends off. Let me tell you, whenever I’m not organized I definitely feel more stressed out and I’ve learned that organization is something I can control, hence less stress. The master closet is the start to some areas we are working to improve! When we built the house we asked for extra rods at the top of the closet for more storage. Naturally, I have a lot of bags and purses and I hated the way they were just thrown onto the top shelf of my closet. So I decided those rods at the very top would be perfect for bag storage, especially because I wouldn’t be using valuable closet space anymore. I went to the Container Store to get the pole that reached items to the top rod (FYI: the one at Bed, Bath & Beyond was cheaper, but broke with the first purse I hung up). Then I went to Target for two packs of shower curtain hooks.

{Texas Craft House} Closet Space Saver

To make the shower curtain hooks fit onto the rungs in my closet I had to bend them out and make the hook wider. Do this very carefully because I did end up breaking a few. I decided on this style of hook because it holds the handles to purses better and they don’t just slip off. Look at how much better the closet looks already!

What are some organization tricks you’ve come up with?

Next step: Cubbies for shoe and T-Shirt storage

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