I designated this small chest in our breakfast area as the kids’ official art station, thinking the drawers would hold all of the paper, markers, glue sticks, pipe cleaners, etc. I thought wrong. Somehow, it all kept creeping to the surface every time I turned around.
So, I decided to try a new strategy and actually accessorize the top to divert all of the other stuff.
I kept it simple with a tray I painted blue, some milk glass and a few cheap succulents I bought at Lowe’s (less than $10 total).
So far, so good. I’ve had this little arrangement set up for two weeks and have still managed to keep the top clutter free. Sneaky, huh?
Since art supplies are inevitable around here, I stole this idea from Holly’s blog. Somehow, crayons make a prettier centerpiece if they’re displayed in a dough bowl.
And, I recently rescued this big basket from our playroom closet to keep in the kitchen as a quick way to pick up toys that need to eventually find their way back upstairs. (Ignore the paint sample I slapped on the wall. I couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to play with paint one day.)
(Framed placemat project here.)
What’s your prettiest strategy for clearing clutter?