Saturday, May 12, 2012

Check Your Pockets!

Hello friends! 
Don't you just HATE when people (cough*husbands*cough)
 forget to take things out of their pockets before they put things in the wash?!! 
My hubby is in the medical field
 so he comes home with all sorts of random things in his pockets. 
I usually wash them, pick them out of the dryer vent, 
and then take them to him to ask what the heck is this thing!

I stumbled upon Burton Avenue on Etsy and found this awesome graphic.

I had seen something similar floating around blog land using a board and a mason jar.
 I liked the idea but wanted something like a canister that I can set on top of the dryer.
 I was so happy to run across these at Dollar General for only THREE dollars!

Angie over at Burton Avenue was so sweet to work with and 
customized the decal for me. 
When it arrived, it even had an instruction sheet on how to properly adhere the decal. 

First, peel the decal and clear cover sheet from the white backing.

The canister is curved so I cut the decal in half to make it easier to peel off.

 Press the decal where you would like it and slowly peel off the protective clear sheet.
When needed, I used my drivers license to hold down the black lettering
 as I peeled away the clear sheet.


 And Voila! I absolutely love how it turned out!
 Hope this will serve as a sweet reminder to check those pockets!!


  1. lovely!! I am totally going to make this for my laundry room..thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I love this idea - I'm definitely going to add this to my Silhouette to-do list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Cute idea. New follower from hop! Follow back when you get a chance!

  4. This is really cute. We've had numerous pocket contents issues lately. Thanks for sharing. I found you at Homemaker in Heels.


  5. This is a such a cute idea! I have pinned it to my Laundry Room board :)
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!

  6. What a lovely idea - good luck with it working.

  7. This is a fantastic project! So cute. Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  8. Great idea! I definitely need this reminder for my laundry room. Last week, I accidently washed my son's cell phone that was left in his pockets. Oops!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  9. Great idea... I love things that have labels. This is so practical.

  10. I have made so much extra change by doing the laundry! Loving those coins coming out of everyone's pockets. Great turtoial! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays and so hoping to see you next Friday!

  11. This is a great idea. I have a rule that what I find in a pocket I keep... That is how I get paid for doing the laundry.
    Thanks for sharing this at the Sunday Round UP.

  12. This is cute!

  13. I've made your apple pie apples today, and they are great!
    Posted it on my weblog too, of course with a link.
    Hope you will have many Dutch visiters ;-)
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. This is a GREAT idea for us! I can't count the number of times I've run Wes's laundry and found paper/money/pens/electronics afterwards that got washed, too! I'm going to make one of these from an old formula can and put it next to his side of the bed. :p

  15. This also reminds me...for my birthday, Wes made me a customized coffee mug from a jar kind of like that that he got...the inside has Mason's hand-prints and finger painting. I'll have to share it, its adorable!

  16. Hey! Serena here from Thrift Diving! LOVE this idea! It's so cute. Sounds like you could use one of those Cricut or Silhoutte machines, so you can do more projects like this. I would love one, but the $300--I'm sure I could find some other things that take priority over that. Maybe a nice bday or holiday gift....?? *hint hint to hubbies everywhere*

    Thrift Diving

  17. Very cute idea! I think the worst thing to be left in the pockets is kleenex. I hate cleaning up that mess from the dryer!

  18. Now where was this idea back when my sons were teens?? Mr. B is pretty meticulous so I no longer have laundry worries. Thanks for linking this up at

  19. What agreat idea, I love how it turned out. by the way, we are featuring this today. thanks for sharing!

    have a fab weekend!


  20. very very cute... now if i just had a place to sit it....

  21. This is sooo stinking clever! Can't tell you how many loads of laundry have been ruined by that one single crayon lurking in a pocket!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  22. Just visiting from the Blog Hop for a visit. I would so love if you would share any of your awesome posts at Freedom Fridays again. Hoping to see you there.

  23. Hi, I'm a new GFC friend, from the hop. I would love if you stop by and be mine, too.

  24. can it be said again? such a good idea! i find all kinds of crazy things in there too! stopping by from heatherly loves...

  25. I totally love this idea! I not only need one in my laundry closet but also on my husbands desk! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays last week I totally featured your jar today!

  26. This is a very good & cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday Round Up. Hope you have a good week!
    -Kayla :)

  27. Great idea, but I kinda like what I find in the pockets of our laundry (except lipstick and crayons after the fact!). No one seems to check them around here! Thanks for linking up to last week's Friday Block Party. This weeks party link is live now. Hope you will join us again and link up!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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