Laundry room sign {{tutorial}}

One of my BIGGEST pet peeves is when I do the laundry and after I pull it out of the washer or dryer I find TONS of chap sticks, coins, markers, gum,trash, you name it falling out of my nice clean laundry!!!

Anyone else have that problem????

well not anymore :)

With the help of my friend SHELLEY over at WONDERFULLY WORDY VINYL I will no longer have the pockets full of STUFF problem…

I introduce you to my NEW….
Cute huh?
So just in case you want one too….
Here’s how : 
- Square piece of wood
- if you want it “framed” then moulding to frame it
*note Home Depot will do ALL the cuts for you*
- Wood Glue and putty
- Nails or screws  to hold it together and two washers to hold the basket
- Paint
- basket
*mine is from IKEA and it was only $1.99 in the kitchen section* 
 DISCLAIMER : I had a bit of an accident over the weekend and was pretty much couch bound so I wasn’t able to do much with this project…99% of this was done by my wonderful Husband!! 
I did paint it and put the vinyl on though ;)
 ok now back to the project….
once you have all your pieces glue the “frame” onto your wood and secure it with nails or screws on each corner
 now fill in all the holes with wood putty
 Now you need to PAINT your wood!
I chose GLIDDEN “deepest aqua” in eggshell for my board
 I also sanded my edges for a little more distressed look…
 Now line up your vinyl on your board…slowly peel of the backing….
* make sure you read the directions that come with your vinyl if you’ve never used it before* 
 place  your basket where you want it to go…
you will need two screws and two washers to hold your basket on
*The washers are so the screw doesn’t go through the metal* 
 and your done :) 
no more finding THINGS in your kids or husbands pockets…now there is a nice little reminder in your laundry room for them to 
before tossing it in the basket! 

 I also found this cute little white plastic bucket at IKEA for only .99 cents and thought is would be cute in there too!

 My vinyl was purchased from : 

*remember : if you make one of these let me know! i LOVE to see your creations using my tutorials!!!*
Click HERE to see all the wonderful blogs I am linking this tutorial up to! 



  1. 1
    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

    Seriously, this is TOO cute!

    And we need all the reminding we can get when it comes to pocket checking.

    Great tutorial!

  2. 2

    Oh! That is SO cute!!! And I like the idea of having a basket to put their stuff in! But I am pretty sure I am the only one that will be digging stuff out of pockets, so maybe mine should say This is what I found in your pocket" and the kids can come and retrieve it! ;D

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    I'm hopping over from It's So Very Cheri and love your blog! Now I'm your newest follower now.


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    Kitschalicious says:

    This is just pure genious! I'm so going to have to make one for my laundry room!

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    House of Smith's says:

    LOOOOVE it! Eeek!
    Thank you SO much for sharing this with me!!!
    The color is SO cute! And the basket just makes it :)

  6. 6

    what a wonderful idea! i love it :)

  7. 7

    It turned out so cute! Great job!

  8. 8

    That is so cute, Brittany, and what a clever idea!


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    This is FABULOUS!!!! I can't wait to make one. I can't tell you how many articles of clothing I've ruined in the wash because my hubby leaves pens in the pockets of his work shirts! NO MORE!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you…your's turned out super cute!

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    Megan Whitney says:

    Oh my goodness! This is brilliant! I love it! Thank you for sharing!! :)

  11. 11

    I love that so much. I have a can on top of my dryer right now and it's always in the way … I think I'm going to make one of these!

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    Amanda@The Hand Me Down House says:

    LOVE this Brittany! And I love the color you chose!

    Hopefully you're doing okay!?! But how sweet of your hubby to help you out with your project — he's a keeper! :)

  13. 13
    Christine says:

    Love this project-super clever!

  14. 14
    Creative Decor by Brooke says:

    That is so dang cute. I need one of those bad. I love that color, I wish I could find a place to use it in my house.

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    AliceAnderson says:

    Love it! I'm going to have to add this to the closet makeover so that DH will remember to empty his pockets. :)

  16. 16

    Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  17. 17
    Cozy.Cottage.Cute. says:

    I love this! That little wire basket to put the trinkets in is genius!


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    The Polka Dot Closet says:

    That is sooo cute!! The laundry sign is cute too LOL


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    Ashley Tremaine says:

    This is sooo cute and functional!! I definitely need this in my laundry room! Love the color as well!

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    Jen @ says:

    SO darling!!! Of course Shelley did the vinyl. That girl is so cute. And the sign is darling! GREAT job!!!


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    The Autocrat: Haley says:

    Now that is cute! I don't have any kids, so I don't find too much in the dryer, but one day, I will need to make one of these. Fabulous idea! Looks good too!

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    Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Thanks for sharing this with me! I'll definitely be featuring soon!

  23. 23

    So cute, I love it!

  24. 24
    Sassy Sites! says:

    So cute! I'm visiting from TTL! Great blog! Come by Sassy Sites and say hi! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites
    MY blog is all about YOU!

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    Tina Grimes says:

    What an awesomely creative idea! My hubby leaves stuff in his pockets all the time. Just the other day he left a pen in there (quite the norm for him) and it left spots all over his shirt! Luckily it was only HIS laundry in that load. LOL I really need to make one of these. Visiting from All Thingz Related.

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    Ummm, LOVING THIS! And what an amazing color!

    What accident??????

    J-Man is the BEST helper!

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    blog hopping from All Things Related…this is such a great idea! I think my problem would be to get my hubby & kids to actually read it. And I would definately have to have a closer knit basket (for the little tiny things my son puts in his pockets). I actually have a dry erase board in my laundry room to write down which items need to be checked for stains. My hubby is great about helping me with the laundry but not so great about checking to make sure the stains got out before drying…so this was my solution!

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    Anonymous says:


    Great idea. My kids always leave stuff in the laundry. Glidden's deepest aqua looks great on your project. Keep in mind that we have small Glidden paint testers that are good for small projects like this.

    Pete Radke (and the team)

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    Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good says:

    Amen sista! I hear you about checking your pockets. I love the idea and think what made this really cool is the basket! LOVE IT!

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    Elizabeth says:

    So cute!! Unfortunately, I am pretty much the only one that does laundry here (sometimes the hubs) – and sons are too young to do it (yet) so it's just me checking, but I totally love this idea!! Filing it away for future use…

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    craftystaci says:

    This is so cute! I'm married to a police officer whose hobby is woodworking – I have a jar full of bullets and screws by my washer!

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    craftystaci says:

    This is so cute! I'm married to a police officer whose hobby is woodworking – I have a jar full of bullets and screws by my washer!

  33. 33

    Yep…we have the same problem around here too! :) FaBuLouS idea!!

    BTW…I featured it here:

    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  34. 34
    famr_4evr says:

    This is such a great idea. I haven't had to worry about this much during the summer, but with school starting, I'm sure there will be many things left if pockets. Thanks for this tutorial!

  35. 35

    I love this! But I also need one that says, "Check the temperature" and "Check the Load size". I am just scatterer brained sometimes.

  36. 36

    I love this! But I also need one that says, "Check the temperature" and "Check the Load size". I am just scatterer brained sometimes.

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    Christine says:

    That is so cute and too perfect!

  38. 38

    Such a cute idea!! I get soo tired of finding melted gum in my husband's jeans when pulling them from the dryer :)

  39. 39

    This is so totally cute!! I love it. Love the color, the vinyl, everything!! Thanks for sharing!


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    I should make myself one of these, but I would forget to look at it! LOL

    My cell phone speaker is already fried and anyone that gets money from me gets it clean! LOL


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    theworldinherhead says:

    Love love love that idea! I am so sick of washing money I could scream!
    I found your link on Blue Cricket Designs linky party.
    thanks for sharing

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    I just found you via Oh Clutch Me. I am already in love with your blog! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing all this creative goodness!

  43. 43

    So nice! I totally need to do that too. Visiting from Someday Crafts. :)

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    A. Simpson says:

    Oh my word. This is one great project! Problem is, I'd put it up, and I doubt it would help. That danged husband!

  45. 45

    Great idea, and great tutorial!! Love it…I need one of these…I'll have to steal your idea when we redo our laundry room!

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    Natalie@Endless Crafting says:

    I found you from Tatertots and Jello and I LOVE this idea so much! Off to Wonderfully Wordy to order my vinyl!

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    Madigan at madiganmade says:

    This is a darling idea! Love the color and the fonts you used.
    I am hosting a link party on my blog next weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

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    FlyAwayHome says:

    I am visiting from tatertots and jello. Your laundry room sign is perfect. What a great idea.

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    Purnima@a creative project says:

    wonderful kewl project!!!

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    ★All Thingz Related★ says:

    This is a huge hit because I've seen it all over the net! Terrific! We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

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    Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun says:

    gave you an award at my blog

  52. 52

    Brittany absolutely amazing!! I love this idea. I posted it on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

  53. 53

    The basket makes this project. Now there is no excuse not to empty those pockets!

  54. 54

    Super cute! Do you get to keep the change? ;)

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    Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    What a fun idea for such a bummer of a job. way to go!

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    Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    Great idea and so cute!!!

  57. 57 says:

    love your sign. Ohhh, how I wish I had some vinyl.
    great job.

  58. 58

    So fun! Now I want to make one!

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    Sophia Luksana says:

    My boyfriend NEEDS one!I love your idea. Definitely will try this out. Let's swap cool craft ideas. Check out similar awesome craft projects on and feel free to promote yours!

  60. 60

    This is the cutest thing! What are the dimensions of your wood square?

  61. 61

    LOVE your sign!could you tell me what font you used???!!!

  62. 62

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