We have a little problem (maybe I should call it an annoyance?) around our house. There are drinking glasses everywhere!
All day long my counter looks like this! (Usually it's worse!) The kids and husband are always thirsty. If they use a cup or glass, they don't want to put it in the dishwasher, because they will most likely need to use it again. I totally understand this, however, it results in lots of glasses sitting around. Many times, glasses get moved or my kids forget which glass they were using earlier, so even more glasses appear on my counter. Sorry family, but for some reason this really bothers me! Until now...
Remember when my friend and I went Junkin' last week? Click here.
One of the things that came home with me was this cute, little, metal bottle carrier.
Well...do you see where I'm going with this?
To match the black accessories in my kitchen, I gave the bottle carrier a couple coats of paint
using Rust-oleum Painters Touch spray paint in a gloss black.
Using my black ink and my letter rubber stamps, I stamped out the names of my family to fit inside the metal name plates I already had.
I covered each name with laminating film (to protect it from liquid) and then used this Cott'n Silk fiber yarn
(found at Goodwill for .99!) to tie the tags onto the carrier.
Here's how the tags looked tied on.
I could have printed their names out on the computer, but I love the hand-stamped look.
Now each family member will have a home for their glass without cluttering the counter. Yay!
In a perfect world, this bottle holder would have 4 spots, so I could have one too...
Yet, isn't it interesting that MY glass sitting out never bothers me?
Just think, I could carry all their glasses to any location with one hand! Why didn't I think of this before?
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