Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart

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It’s that time again!…  Time for our monthly Silhouette Challenge Group post (yippie!).  This month’s theme is {ORGANIZATION}.  Well, let me tell you, I could write a book on what NOT to do, lol.  I must be the most UNorganized person on earth.  This year, my New Year’s resolution is to get to doing some of the amazing organization projects I seem to be constantly pinning on my Pinterest board… and this challenge may just be the perfect inspiration to get me motivated!

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For any of my new followers, I am fortunate to be part of an online Silhouette support group that also hosts a monthly challenge.  Below you will find my {AMAZING} project, as well as projects from other {AMAZING} group buddies!  Be sure to stop by and show them some bloggy-love (links below)!  They continue to be a wealth of inspiration!

Back to my project… I chose to start in the kitchen.  The reality is that I don’t cook much, but when I do, I want my most commonly used tools to be handy.  There is nothing worse than having to dig through a cabinet or drawer trying to find the utensil I need.  Of course, for inspiration, I went straight to Pinterest (my favorite resource!).  I had pinned a version of this project some time ago but I didn’t want to attach anything permanent to the inside of my cabinets… so I changed it up a little!  Introducing… my version of a vinyl conversion chart with and easy storage solution!

Photo 1 (1)Photo 1 (6)Photo 1 (7)I’m telling you this picture just does not fully express the genius of this project!  With one swift move of opening the cabinet door, I have full access to each measuring spoon or cup, fully labeled, and a conversion chart to top it all off… literally!

I was a little nervous about attempting this project because I had never cut anything from vinyl.  My first step was measuring the space inside my cabinet door.  I then measured my measuring cups and spoons to determine how much space they would use.  Using the Silhouette Studio Designer software, I set up my cut file by welding rectangles and setting up my text spacing.  It helped to do it all at once so I could see exactly what the finished project would look like.  Once my design was completed, I printed it and taped it up on my cabinet door to make sure I had sized everything correctly.

Once I was satisfied with my design, I was ready to cut the vinyl.  I used black Silhouette adhesive vinyl and I was thrilled that it cut perfectly the first time.  The weeding did take a little bit of time but it was worth it.  I used clear contact paper to transfer the vinyl onto the cabinet door.

The last step was attaching the command hooks below the appropriate text.  I love how it turned out.  I think the hardest part of this project was to keep from falling off the ladder!

Photo 8Photo 5 (2)Photo 1 (5)

Can you believe how simple this was to do?  If you do much crafting, you know what it’s like to spend hours on a project… and it turns out to be a big flop!  Not this time, though!  I was so proud of myself and excited that it had turned out exactly as I had planned, so I ran outside (a feat all in itself!) and got my husband so I could show him my huge accomplishment.  As I explained to him what I had done, describing every little step in detail, I reached up and closed the cabinet door… and {BAM}… the door wouldn’t close.  UGH!  I had forgotten to take into account the spacing of the shelves inside.  The measuring cups weren’t spaced to fit between the shelves and therefore, effectively putting a crimp in my {AMAZING} project..  I’ve got to tell you, I just wanted to crawl into a hole at that moment.  I mean, couldn’t I have figured this out BEFORE trying to show off?  Evidently not.  But my husband, being forever supportive of my efforts, quickly pointed out that I could simply adjust the shelves in the cabinet.  You can’t imagine how relieved I was.  Although it did take the wind out of my sail for a moment, in the end, it all worked out.

Can you think of any other nifty ways to store items that would combine {ORGANIZATION} and {FUNCTION}?  I’m sure my blog-buddies will be able to offer us some more crafty inspiration to help organize in the new year!

Get organized with your Silhouette Machine!

  1. DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
  2. Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
  3. Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
  4. Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
  6. Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
  7. Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
  8. Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
  9. Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
  10. Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
  11. Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
  12. Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  13. Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
  14. How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
  15. Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
  16. Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
  17. Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  18. Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
  19. Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
  20. Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
  21. Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  22. Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
  23. Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
  24. Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
  25. Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  26. Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
  27. Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
  28. “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
  29.  Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
  30. Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  31. The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
  32. Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
  33. Glass Etched Vinegar  & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
  35. Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About

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37 thoughts on “Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart

  1. Meredith LeRoy (@unOriginalMom) January 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Ok, I SO need to do this! It looks so tidy and professional! (And I LOVE that you have a measuring spoon for a smidgen – so great, haha!)

    • mypapercraze January 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

      Thanks, Meredith! Glad you enjoyed our project!

  2. Janice @ NearlyHandmade January 14, 2014 at 3:58 am Reply

    hahaha I love your little mishap with the door! I’ve been wanting to do this project for a long time now, but have been afraid that I wouldn’t have enough space for the measuring cups on the door with the shelves and dishes… I might just need to go for it and adjust as necessary later🙂 Your project looks great!

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply

      Thanks, Janice! Sometimes the theme “just do it” really pushes me in the right direction!

  3. Deanna Robinson January 14, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    I love the conversion chart!! I really need to do this, mid through baking I’m always having to google it.

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Thanks, Deanna! Glad you liked it! It is very handy to have it at the ready!

  4. Danielle January 14, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    Pinned it. I need to do this!!#

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Thanks, for the pin, Danielle! Glad you liked our project!

  5. Pam - GetSilvered January 14, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    How clever to have this chart with all the measuring spoons hanging below.I agree – it’s genius! Definately beats my system of spending ages scrabbling around in the drawer looking for the right size spoon.

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Oh, Pam, it is definitely much easier, especially when your hands are too busy to look! Thanks for stopping in!

  6. Kristy gd January 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm Reply

    This is a great project! I really love that you combined the measuring table and having the scoops right there with them. Such a great idea!

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Thanks Kristy for stopping by to check us out! Glad you liked our project!

  7. Camila January 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm Reply

    This is an awesome idea!!!!! How clever. Those measures and conversions are SO essential!!! Awesome!!! Pinnin

    XOXO
    Cami

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm Reply

      Thanks, Camila! Hope to get some good use out of that chart this coming year! Thanks for the pin!

  8. Brie Horigan January 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Great project! I love that it’s not permanent.

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm Reply

      So glad you liked it! Yes, command hooks are a great (and removable) product!

  9. Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom January 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply

    awesome way to get that info in a space where you’ll use it! I always have to scramble for a cookbook!

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Thanks, Rachel! It’ll definitely come in handy!

  10. Katrina January 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Love this! Hopefully I’ll get to do this in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing! Pinning🙂

    *Visiting from Cropped Stories The PINcentive Blog Hop*

    • mypapercraze January 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Thanks, Katrina! So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the pin!

  11. GurvyGreen January 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm Reply

    How simple yet so useful! Thanks for sharing.

    • mypapercraze January 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked it!

  12. Krista January 16, 2014 at 1:54 am Reply

    LOVE this! I can never find the one that I need! As soon as we get moved I am doing this!

    • mypapercraze January 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply

      Thanks, Krista! Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Melissa @ A Prudent Life January 17, 2014 at 1:54 am Reply

    Great idea to add the conversion chart! Every time I see a post like this I get even more convinced that I need to buy a Silhouette ASAP. Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    • mypapercraze January 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply

      Oh, you would love a Silhouette, I promise. Best. Purchase. Ever. LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Kaylor @ Fisherman's Wife Furniture January 17, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply

    I have been saying I am going to do this for weeks. You might have just inspired me enough to do it today! Thanks for sharing.

    • mypapercraze January 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply

      Wonderful! Love to offer inspiration! Thanks for stopping in to check us out!

  15. Amanda Michelle January 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Great idea; I need this in my kitchen, for sure. Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE.

  16. Kelly Burtelson January 18, 2014 at 3:15 am Reply

    This is a fabulous idea! I can never find the right measuring spoon in the abyss of my messy kitchen drawer. Perfect solution! ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

    • mypapercraze January 22, 2014 at 2:26 am Reply

      Thanks Kelly. This was so easy to do. I wish I had done it a long time ago.

  17. BetsyPool January 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm Reply

    What a great idea!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy from Romance on a dime

  18. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY January 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Such a great idea! I think I am going to do this in my kitchen:) Thanks for linking up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party! We hope to see you again at 6:00 MST tonight!

    • mypapercraze January 24, 2014 at 1:58 am Reply

      Thanks, Katie! Glad you could stop by! We’ll drop in again soon!

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