Monday, August 13, 2012

Creative Storage Ideas with Ikea

Aloha friends,
I few weeks ago I had the honor to attend my first blogger event with my daughter, Jessica. I was so impressed by the community that the bloggers had with each-other. They really support one another and help each-other grow.
Ikea hosted and sponsored the event. They invited the bloggers with their children and provided us all with a free breakfast. I was really impressed!
Then after breakfast they gave each of us a mini shopping spree.
I needed some storage/organization solutions for some of my crafting supplies so I went that route! Of course, Ikea is amazing and you are able to take anything and they have there and personalize it. I bought a few of their Drona Boxes and some of their Kassett Boxes and  decided to personalize them! I also couldn't pass up these adorable owl hat type boxes. 
Here's what I came up with:
These bins were so easy to personalize! I just printed some triangles as a template on my computer and printed them on scrapbook paper.  Next, I cut them out and added letters to the triangles.  Then I laminated them, cut them out again, punched a hole in each corner. Threaded Ric-Rac through the holes and hung them on my bins using straight pins. I chose straight pins so they would be easy to switch out. You could easily use glue dots or a glue gun if you're looking for a more permanent solution.

It was so much fun to attend the Ikea event and to see how many new items they have that makes it easy to personalize Ikea to your home!
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79 comments:

  1. Great idea - these are so vibrant!

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    1. Thank you! They had a few different colors there. If you like a more subtle look they even had black and white, but we're all about vibrant over here!

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  2. This is super cute. I love that it says Ninja Grandma too.
    I hope you'll stop by Friday for our link up. http://five4fivemeals.squarespace.com/main/2012/8/9/friday-five-link-up.html

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    1. Thank you! I would love to come by and link up.

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  3. So pretty! I love this idea, I haven't thought about making pennants for organizing. Thanks for the idea! Just stopping by from a blog hop, feel free to stop by!
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'm happy I was able to help give you an idea. You'll have to let me know if you use it. I'll come by and visit soon!

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  4. How very cute and creative!
    Liz

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  5. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  6. These are adorable.. I think I may need a quick trip to Ikea to grab some of these to reorganize my totally disorganized crafty life! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am your newest follower~
    p.s. Love the name of your blog.. makes you sound like a Grandma superhero! My kids say they have 2 grandmas.. the crazy and the crafty.. he he he!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you! They hold a lot too, which is really nice!

      That is funny about your kids. The story of how I got my name is a few posts below! :) Thank you for following along, I am honored.

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  7. I love how you personalized these boxes!! Sad day....I've never been to ikea. I live in Kansas and the nearest one is so far away - 10 hours drive. I'll go...someday soon hopefully. Anyway, Thanks for linking up to Romance on a dime's TIOT party!

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    1. Thank you! This trip was my first to Ikea, there will be many more to follow. It would be worth your trip! Thank you for hosting the party!

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  8. Newest follower from Sugar and Spice. Love for you to return the follow when you can. Stop by and link up Like Me On Facebook Wednesday. Love to have you!!!!

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I will definitely come and visit you!

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  9. Oh.My.Goodness.
    1. Great idea :)
    2. I am SO jealous! I have an ongoing love affair with IKEA. How did you hear about this event? I would LOVE to go to something like this in the future.

    Found you at Polka Dots on Parade :)

    --Kelly

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    1. Thank you! My daughter is parter of a blogger group and they invited us to go. They might have a group in your area! She found hers on facebook.

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  10. Great idea! Love Ikea! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you. I love Ikea too! I missed the party this week, I'll definitely link it up next week!

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  11. Great idea for your storage. I'm always looking for ways to be more organized. I'm visiting from The Crafty Blog Stalker link party. Thanks for sharing!
    Your new follower,
    Terrie @ HearthandWhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you! I too am always on the lookout for different ways to get organized. Thank you so much for coming to visit and deciding to stay. II will have to come visit you're blog as well!

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  12. These look great. I have to be honest and say that 99.9% of the reason I visited your blog was the name - Ninja Grandma is such a cool name!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Either way I'm glad that you came to visit! :)

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  13. OH how cute are they! Think I will be making a trip there very soon! :)
    Following you from a link party :) maybe follow back if you're interested? I will be making more craft posts after baby is here :) x

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    1. Thank you! And, they're inexpensive too! Of course I will follow back. :)

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  14. Sooo PRETTY and useful!!!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you very much! I appreciate you hosting the party!

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  15. I love IKEA! So fun! I love the way you labeled your bins. It looks so cute!

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  16. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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    1. Thank you! And, thank you for pinning my project!

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  17. I was just going to say that too, Ninja Grandma....I love it!
    Gotta love any new ideas for Ikea stuff. Thanks!
    Visiting from Whipperberry :)

    xo Kathy

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    1. Thank you!! We definitely love Ikea around here. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  18. Love the title of your blog! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

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  19. What a fun twist on labelling boxes! Great idea :)

    Those owl boxes would be hard to walk away from - so cute!

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    1. Thank you! As you can tell...I couldn't walk away! :)

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  20. Really Cute! i would love that in my craft room!

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    1. Thank you! It really helps in staying organized!

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  21. These are so cute and colorful!

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate you stopping by.

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  22. Really great ideas. I also love the name of your blog!

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    1. Thanks. My grandson gave me the title! LOL

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  23. I have never been to IKEA. We not long ago got one in the Denver area (about an hour from me) and I keep meaning to go, as I hear such awesome things about the place. All my daughters love it; they're clearly not alone.

    Stopping by from Connie's Saturday linky. :D

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    1. My daughter got me to go to the IKEA near us and what great deals!!! I'm glad I went. The store is fantastic!!

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  24. Just stopping by from the Grand Social -- and glad I did! Such cute and simple ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. What a great idea, never thought about decorating the fabric drawer bins, Thanks for sharing at I Freakin did it Friday

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    1. I appreciate your comment! Thanks for visiting.

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  26. What a fantastic idea! I love that you used the little banners. So clever! I didn't see the owl boxes. Guess I will have to go back and go shopping again!

    Have a happy day!
    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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    1. I'm sure IKEA would love to have you back! My experience is that the employees would bend over backwards to help you.

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  27. Super cute! Love ikea! I have both the pink box and bin!I would love for you to come join my Get Social party. You can link up your homepage and promote your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday_18.html

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    1. Love IKEA too!! Thanks for the kind comments. I'll link up to your blog.

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  28. Those banners are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing with us and I'm so happy to have link up with me at Grandparent's Say It Saturday! Welcome!

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    1. I'm so glad you came by. I look forward to checking out your blog.

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  29. What a cute way to organize supplies! Love this and I LOVE your blog name...too cute!

    Thanks for linking up with Keep Calm & Link Up last week! Can't wait to see what you link up this week as well!

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    1. Glad you like the organizer and the blog name. Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. What a great idea and so cute! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

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  31. So cute! Love the colors :) Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday :)

    Following you now too.

    http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy you liked it and are following the blog. Thanks.

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  32. Great ideas!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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    1. I appreciate your kind comments and I am looking forward to linking up again.

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  33. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you be back this week with more great stuff!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  34. Cute! And my craft room/office needs some serious re-organization. Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wonders party!

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    1. Glad I could help! Let me know how it works out. Thanks for visiting.

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  35. Great idea! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four. I wanted to stop by and let you know you are featured today!

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  36. What cute little bunting labels! Sounds like you had lots of fun in Ikea!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. The IKEA store is fantastic. You could spend the day there - even the cafeteria has great food!!

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  37. Wow - this is almost too pretty to be organizing! Great job. Thanks so much for linking up to my par-tay!

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. It was fun too!! Thanks for visiting the blog.

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