Happy Fall Y’all!
It’s starting to cool down in Georgia, but it’s still hot af in this craft room haha! I wanted to share another project I did recently that helped with a little pet peeve I never knew existed.
Not too long ago, one of our friends had given me a broken stick from his back yard. I wish I could say that I’m the kind of person that would turn down free shit I don’t need, but I’m not. I took the stick but it sat on the banister of our stairs for a long ass time. Like really, what was I going to do with a broken stick? But then one day, something incredible happened…
So there I was watching an episode of Man Versus Wild with Bear Grylls climbing on some snowy mountain side. I looked over to my left which is where my boyfriend’s closet is, and what do I see? Belts. Belts just thrown over the top of the door all willy nilly, and it was then that I thought of something I could do to fix that.
I decided I was going to glue that stick together and turn it into a belt organizer for my boyfriend. I was lucky in that I had nearly all of the materials I wanted from other projects I’ve done in the past. If you’re interested, here’s what I had:
- Elmer’s Glue-All
- Sandpaper (I used a dry wall sanding sponge because that’s what I had on hand)
- Wood Stain
- A drill
- Hooks (this was the only thing I had to buy off Amazon)
With all those things in hand, all I needed to do was:
- Glue the stick together where it had broken and let it sit for a day.
- Sand it down to get rid of any potential splinters.
- Drill a hole at both ends of the stick.
- Stain it with the wood stain.
- Coat it in a layer of polyurethane. I think it’s recommended that you do at least 2 coats, but this project wasn’t serious enough for me to care about a second coat. Let it dry for at least a day.
- Take the hooks and screw them in.
- Thread the rope through the holes and tie a knot at the ends.
That’s literally it. This was a super easy project to do, and once you have all of these materials, you can apply them to other projects like making a necklace holder or something. Just take a look at what you have in your own backyard and think about all the wonderful things it can be!
Until next time!