Mug Makes! A Kitchen Cloth Drying Rack

I have been trying to be more conscience about the amount of trash we produce as a family, and I realized one of the big contributors was paper towels. I purchased these cloths from Trader Joe’s and had been keeping one on the counter behind our sink.

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Reaching for that, instead of a paper towel was definitely reducing our waste, but I was not a fan of the rag just laying there next to our faucet. Keep on reading!

Mug Makes! Polymer Clay Photo Stand

^^ That’s a 6 year old Mr. Mug. Isn’t he adorable? 

Inspired by the mini calendar stand I made at the beginning of the month, I wanted to make a small stand to use for photos, or small artwork and notes the Mini Mug makes. She’s been mastering her writing and leaves post-it notes around the house. Some of them are too adorable not to save and display. Keep on reading!

Wine Box Ornament Storage

If you purchase your wine like the Mugs, it comes 12 bottles at a time and those bottles are in a box with a molded protector that holds them safe from breaking.

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These are the PERFECT way to store your Christmas tree ornaments. The trays stack nicely and the box holds them neatly. Each box will hold at least 36, smaller non-breakable ornaments can go 2 to 3 in a section. Keep on reading…

Mug Makes! A Wrapping Paper Organizer

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Each year, when the holidays wind down, I am inspired to organize and refresh. I make a mental list of the items I want to tackle and more often than not, I don’t get around to them. Well not this year! Mug is going to make organization easy.

First on my list – I realized I was in need of a better storage solution for the rolls of wrap I had left. 

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Mug Makes! Magazine Christmas Trees

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My mother-in-law introduced me to this project. I saw them a few years ago while visiting for the holidays and was immediately draw to their modern style. I loved their simplicity and how you could create a whole forrest if you wanted to. She had hers coated in sparky glitter. I chose to keep mine naked because I like the graphic quality of the pages. Plus, having to not vacuum up glitter sounded nice.
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Mug Makes! Pom-pom and Yarn Ornaments

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Fun, festive and fast. These ornaments really couldn’t be simpler to make and add a pop of holiday color to your tree.

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I used the hot glue for the pom-pom ornament and the white glue for the yarn one. My favorite glue for this type of project, where you want it to stick quick, is Alene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. It’s thick, so I applied it with a brush.

First, pom-poms.… Keep reading…