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DIY Goggle Station

DIY Goggle Station

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 7th 2016

Summer is finally in full swing and our weather has been crazy hot here in Southern California! Hi, Michelle here from Michelle’s Party Plan-It and I’m excited to share with you my latest attempt at keeping my kids' swimming gear organized.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like I spend more time looking for their swim gear than the time they spend swimming! So I decided to create a little Goggle Station for my boys to hang up their goggles after they swim. Let’s get started!

Items Needed:

  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Picket Fence
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Turquoise Sky
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Succulent
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Harvest
  • Unfinished Plank Sign
  • Paint Brush
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus
  • Laura Kelly Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die
  • Craft Adhesive Vinyl
  • Clothespins
  • Decorative Resin Starfish
  • Hot Glue
  • Cording

Instructions:

Gather your supplies!

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I started by applying one coat of Picket Fence paint on the sign.  While it was drying, I die cut the letters GOGGLES out of vinyl using my Sizzix Big Shot Plus and the Laura Kelly Die Set.

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Once the paint was dry, I centered a letter on each plank of the sign. I removed the backing of the vinyl and applied pressure to secure the letter.

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Next, I painted each panel of the sign a different color, covering the letters.

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I wanted a little bit of a washed look, so I wiped each panel with a paper towel. Making sure to follow the wood grain.

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Once the paint was semi-dry, I carefully removed the vinyl letters.

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Next, I painted three clothespins and once they were dry, I hot glued them to the sign.  To add more of a beachy feel, I hot glued a decorative resin starfish. Lastly, I adhered a bit of cording to the back of the sign.

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And that’s it! An easy Goggles Station to keep my kiddos organized all summer long!

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No more, “Mom! I can’t find my goggles!” or “Who left their goggles at the bottom of the pool?”. Well, in all reality, even if this doesn’t keep their goggles organized, it sure looks cute hanging on my patio!  Happy Crafting!