11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden

If you are starting your own vegetable garden, you might be impatient with the growing period of many of your plants. Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are known for their longer than average plant-to harvest growing times. You may want to plant some faster-growing vegetables along with those slow growers so you can have fresh vegetables through your growing season.

One of the first things you want to do when planning on planting a new crop is to consult the US Growing Zone map. This will help you plant the right vegetables that will grow in your specific area of the country.

I have an issue this year: due to my fall travel obligations, I needed some fast-growing vegetable plants for my garden. My growing season is condensed, so I wanted to make the most of it! I bought a cherry tomato plant already fully grown and showing fruit, but for the rest, I needed to be certain I’d be around to harvest, eat, and/or freeze what was produced.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


I chose to grow green beans (60 days), and I hurried it along a bit by buying seedlings. Same for my peas (45 days). I am growing sugar snap peas, as well as regular old sweet peas. I am also growing lettuce, mustard greens, and spinach.

If you want to start a garden for kids or have kids helping you in the garden you might want to opt for at least a few veggies that grow faster so that they do not lose interest. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, plant some fast-growing vegetables so that you can have a variety of fresh food options during the spring, summer, and fall months.

Here are 11 fast-growing vegetables for the impatient gardener. Growing these vegetables at different times of the year means you get to enjoy a harvest all year round.

Arugula

This vegetable is a favorite for a reason. It has a great flavor, with a slightly peppery taste, and is a popular alternative to basil in pesto and also for use in salads.

Arugula is known by the name rocket because of the speed at which it grows (35-40 days to harvest). Sow the seeds directly in the ground and once the leaves are large enough (2-3″), you can harvest for salads or cooking.

If you want to continue to grow your arugula during the summer months, plant them in a shadier spot so you can prevent it from going to seed too quickly, thus ending its bountiful harvest.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens are surprisingly spicy, with a unique peppery flavor. They have shallow root systems and grow quickly from seed (45 day seed to harvest). Easy to grow, they are wonderful in fresh salads, or soups! You may even want to grow mustard greens to feed your pet lizard.

Mustard greens are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Spice up your salad and grow mustard greens this year!

Learn more about growing mustard greens the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Cress

Cress is another unique green vegetable that is currently gaining popularity is cress. Cress has a peppery flavor and is as easy to grow as arugula. This vegetable is grown throughout the spring or fall (24-30 days until harvest).

Sow the seeds directly outdoors and harvest the plants as soon as the leaves are about 2 inches in size. You can sow seeds every week for a continuous harvest. However, if the temperature in the area in which you grow them is too hot, the taste of the plant may be more peppery.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Cucumbers

Cucumbers are very versatile plants. They are not only delicious when added to soups and vegetable stir fry, they can also be eaten fresh in salads or on their own.

Cukes are a great addition to any meal. But did you know that it is also a fast-growing vegetable? Cucumbers can grow about six weeks. When planting them, since cucumbers like to spread out, you should give them plenty of space to grow or build a trellis and let them vine up.

I grow a lot of cucumbers. You can see it for yourself in this invasion of the cucumbers post!

Kale

Kale likes cooler weather. You can plant in early spring, or in late summer for a nice fall harvest. Kale (depending on the variety) will continue to grow until the snow flies. Like many leafy vegetables, it is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

It is easy to start planting kale directly outdoors but you need to give them plenty of water as drought can produce bitter-tasting kale. Check your variety before purchasing and planting. While some kale may be ready in under 60 days, other varieties may have an 80 harvest – and those extra few weeks can lead to foot-tapping by an anxious gardener. Check the seeds before planting!

When harvesting, start from the outside of the bunch and you will continue to enjoy produce for several weeks.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Lettuce

Another versatile vegetable is lettuce. There are a lot of varieties to choose from, each with a different flavor and crunch.

But the great thing about this vegetable is that it grows well in colder temperatures, meaning you can have a fresh salad in the cooler months of the year. It also does not take a very long time to get a good harvest. In fact, lettuce can be harvested in just 30-40 days. As always, variety dependent. There are so many lettuce choices though, you can find one you love that produces early, and with proper cutting, you can enjoy all season long.

Learn more about growing lettuce the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Beets

Did you know that other than the beetroot, the leaves of beets are very tasty, too?

Beets are a great vegetable to grow, especially if you want a harvest in a hurry. They can grow during the spring or fall. Beets can withstand a little heat, but not the full heat of the summer. You can harvest the beets in about 50 days. The green, leafy vegetable tops will be ready to be eaten in just 30 days. There are a ton of different types of beets, however, so check with the growing instructions to get the beets that will grow fastest in your area.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Peas

Depending on the variety you choose, peas are cool weather hearty and can be harvested in 45 days. Last year we picked directly from the vines and ate most of them before they got in the house. People would come over and eat them as a snack right off the vines! While we froze the leftovers, the taste of fresh from the vine peas cannot be beat.

Look for sugar snap peas (edible pods), snow peas (edible pods), and sweet peas (inedible pods, so you shell them). Because different parts of the country have different weather patterns, this article is great for knowing when to plant in your specific area.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Radish

Radishes are one of the fastest vegetables to grow. They also have very simple requirements to grow, as well.

Like other vegetables, you need to plant the seeds in good quality soil. In about 25 to 30 days, you can look forward to your first harvest. Make sure to keep planting them every week or so, so that you can have a continuous harvest.

Learn more about growing radishes the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Spinach

Spinach is a favorite for many reasons, it’s fast and easy to grow, and can be used raw or cooked in many recipes.

Directly sow the seeds in good quality soil. Then just water and wait for them to grow. In just 4 to 6 weeks, you will have fresh spinach waiting for your culinary delight.

Learn more about growing spinach the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Summer Squash

One of the best vegetables to enjoy during the hot summer season is summer squash. Summer squash is delicious, it is easy to grow, and it produces quickly, as well (40-50 days until harvest).

Planting summer squash is simple: Just sow the seeds, water them, then wait for them to grow.

But make sure to harvest your summer squash while they are young as they produce a better, sweeter flavor.


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Fireworks Blondies Recipe

festive red, white, and blue blondies bars on a white plate, M&Ms upper right, milk glass on red polka dot napkin also in the upper right


These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe

Blondie bars are some of the easiest sweets you can make. Using a basic blondie bar recipe you can dress up this wonderful treat to make nearly any holiday more festive.

Just about anyone can make blondies. If you can read a recipe, follow direction, and mix, you are golden!

festive red, white, and blue blondies bars on a white plate


Fireworks Blondies Notes:

• Always use parchment paper when baking as wax paper might burn.

• You can use sprinkles by themselves, or mix red, white, and blue sprinkles with star-shaped sprinkles. If you can find flag sprinkles, those would be cute too!

• ½ cup = 1 stick in the United States

• If you are tired of buying vanilla, make your own! Now is a perfect time to make your own vanilla for holiday baking. Click here to get the directions.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


Fireworks Blondies Ingredients:

• ½ cup Butter
• One cup Light Brown Sugar
• 1 large Egg
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• ½ cup Red, White, and Blue M&Ms
• ½ cup Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

Fireworks Blondies Mise en Place:

Spatula
• Large Bowl
• Spoon
Parchment Paper
8″x8″ Baking Pan
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


Fireworks Blondies Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper.
2. Place ½ cup butter in a large, microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until just melted.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


3. Add 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix it very well till smooth.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


4. Add 1½ cups flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder and fold it in.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


5. Remove and reserve a tablespoon of M&Ms from the ½ cup and also remove and reserve a teaspoon of sprinkles from that ½ cup to decorate the top.
6. Add the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles to the batter and fold it in.
7. The batter will be very thick and fudgy.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


8. Pour the batter into the prepared 8″x8″ pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
9. Place the reserved M&Ms and sprinkles on top the batter and press slightly to adhere.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


10. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated 350° oven.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


11. Allow baked blondies to cool for 20 minutes on top of the stove or a wire rack, and then cut into bars.

Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.


12. Serve immediately or store the fireworks blondies in an air tight container.

festive red, white, and blue blondies bars on a white plate, M&Ms upper right, milk glass on red polka dot napkin upper center


Yield: 16 bars

Fireworks Blondies Recipe

Fireworks Blondies Recipe
Fireworks Blondies Recipe. These fun, easy to make Fireworks Blondies are the perfect treat for your patriotic celebration. These delicious little bars transport well. Add M&Ms, sprinkles, red, white, blue jimmies or stars to customize your Independence Day dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Red, White, and Blue M&Ms
  • ½ cup Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 8"x8" pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place ½ cup butter in a large, microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until just melted.
  3. Add 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix it very well till smooth.
  4. Add 1½ cups flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder and fold it in.
  5. Remove and reserve a tablespoon of M&Ms from the ½ cup and also remove and reserve a teaspoon of sprinkles from that ½ cup to decorate the top.
  6. Add the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles to the batter and fold it in.
  7. The batter will be very thick and fudgy.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared 8"x8" pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
  9. Place the reserved M&Ms and sprinkles on top the batter and press slightly to adhere.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated 350° oven.
  11. Allow baked blondies to cool for 20 minutes on top of the stove or a wire rack, and then cut into bars.
  12. Serve immediately or store the fireworks blondies in an air tight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 92mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 25g Protein: 2g

If you would like more patriotic holiday recipes, try these:

Homemade Star Cookies Recipe – A fun and festive star cookie treat, perfect for summer picnics, Independence Day celebrations and more! This delicious vanilla dough and accompanying vanilla frosting recipe will have your friends and family gobbling up these tasty Homemade Star Cookies!

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe – Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel Cookies Recipe. These fabulous red, white, and blue cookies are perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic holiday. Whether you are packing a picnic, having a backyard BBQ, or want something special to take to an Independence Day gathering, these terrific cookies – that can be frozen (raw) for up to three months prior to baking – are what your holiday celebration needs!


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Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

painted laundry room and bird stencil on a rustic tray with basket and clothespins


Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, dryer balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

I wanted to explore the farmhouse décor trend and asked my niece if she had any outdoor farmhouse style decorating ideas. I have that flower wheelbarrow in the backyard, the wooden table to grow my bagged vegetables, and we installed a shed (a much-needed shed!). Now, I wanted something that might match.

She brought in four ideas, including the terrific little DIY farmhouse house number sign I shared a last month, this sweet little jar flower holder and this Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This painted mirror is number four, and we have a fifth in this laundry room organizer!

We actually made everything at the same time as these five projects use a lot of the same materials for all the projects. Not only did it keep costs down, but it also sped things along.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Notes:

• If you plan on hanging this outside, you may want to varnish the frame first. The more coats, the more water resistent.

• The vinegar solution you make MUST sit for at least 24 hours uncovered. If you cover the solution, it might oxidize and turn orange.

• The vinegar solution smells. Do this outside if possible, a well-ventilated area if not.

• When you stain this wood (or any cheaper wood) the colors of the wood will reveal themselves differently during the staining (tea and vinegar) process depending on the wood used. One board may be one color, the next a different color, and it may vary if you purchase two alike items. That is why a rustic or farmhouse décor is perfect for cheaper woods – it is by definition a more forgiving décor.

• White a farmhouse or rustic style decoration is indeed very forgiving, if you end up with a splotch of paint from your stencil, just go over it with a leave or flower to create more florals. Or, simply leave it. As I said, forgiving.

• Optional: if your tray does not have a hanger on the back, add some twine and staple and /or tack the twine on the back of the plaque. You can braid three pieces of twine together for added strength, tie off the ends and then staple the twine to the back of the tray and added two brads on each side to hold it as the last thing you want is for it to slip and fall.

• Nearly all the materials necessary to make this simple Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organize can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Materials:

• Vinegar
• Jar(s)
Steel Wool
• White Paint
• Cup (or jar)
• Water (for whitewash)
• Paint – FolkArt 34838 Texture Chalk Painting and Drawing, 8 oz. Dovetail and FOLKART 34832 Texture Chalk Paint Finish, 8 oz. , Green Shadow were used on this project.
Foam Paint Brushes
Dabbers
• Stencils
• Basket
• Hanging Tray

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Directions:

• 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
• Create a whitewash-like paint: simply add a little bit of white paint and water to a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine. You want the whitewash-like paint to be the consistency of cream.
• Cover your work surface against any spills.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Using a foam brush, paint on some of the whitewash-like paint onto the tray (do not wipe this one). Continue until the entire body of the tray is completely whitewashed.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• While the whitewash is still wet (do not allow to dry), “paint” your tray with the vinegar solution. Note: some of the paint will come off on your foam brush.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Allow to dry.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Lay out the stencil. Make sure it is straight. Tack down the stencil with tape if you like.
Green Shadow was used to paint the laundry stencil. This paint dries darker. Using a dabber brush, paint the stencil sign,
• Lift straight up to remove.
• Allow to dry completely.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Paint the bird stencil – blue, grey, green, you choose! On this project, Dovetail was used.
• Lift straight up to remove.
• Allow to dry completely.
• Wash the stencils using soap and water so you can use them for a future project.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Once the tray is completely dry, attach the basket. Be careful your screws or nails do not go through the wood to the other side (and be careful your work surface isn’t marred underneath). If they do come through, either dremel the excess off, or use a putty to prevent scratches from the longer nail or screw.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Hang as desired.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Yield: 1

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer
Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, dryer balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.
Prep Time 1 days
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 1 days 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 15.00

Materials

  • Vinegar
  • Jar(s)
  • Steel Wool
  • Stencils
  • Basket
  • Hanging Tray
  • White Paint
  • Water (for whitewash)
  • Paint (for stencils)

Tools

  • Cup (or jar)
  • Foam Paint Brushes
  • Dabbers

Instructions

  1. 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
  2. Create a whitewash-like paint: simply add a little bit of white paint and water to a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine. You want the whitewash-like paint to be the consistency of cream.
  3. Cover your work surface against any spills.
  4. Using a foam brush, paint on some of the whitewash-like paint onto the tray (do not wipe this one). Continue until the entire body of tray is completely whitewashed.
  5. While the whitewash is still wet (do not allow to dry), "paint" your tray with the vinegar solution. Note: some of the paint will come off on your foam brush.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Lay out stencil. Make sure it is straight. Tack down the stencil with tape if you like.
  8. Green Shadow was used to paint the laundry stencil. This paint dries darker. Using a dabber brush, paint the stencil sign,
  9. Lift straight up to remove.
  10. Allow to dry completely.
  11. Paint the bird stencil - blue, grey, green, you choose! On this project, dovetail grey was used.
  12. Lift straight up to remove.
  13. Allow to dry completely.
  14. Wash the stencils using soap and water so you can use them for a future project.
  15. Once the tray is completely dry, attach the basket. Be careful your screws or nails do not go through the wood to the other side (and be careful your work surface isn't marred underneath). If they do come through, either dremel the excess off, or use a putty to prevent scratches from the longer nail or screw.
  16. Hang as desired.

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