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DIY Sunscreen Storage

Where’s the sunscreen?

That’s the cry that used to be heard in our house.

Constantly.

Not anymore, though.

I made a DIY sunscreen storage holder,

now everyone knows where it is.

And it looks good too.

Hallelujah!

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I think when you make things look neat and organised,

and add labels, so others know what’s inside,

life just becomes easier.

And you don’t waste time trying to find things like sunscreen and mozzie repellent.

Life’s to short for that.

 

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Here’s how I made mine, incase it inspires you to create some sunscreen storage yourself.

DIY Sunscreen Storage

You will need:

Free Sunscreen Storage template

Plain hessian storage bag

Sharpie laundry pen

Adhesive spray

Scalpel

Cutting matt

Ruler

Print out the Sun Stuff template here. Use a scalpel and ruler to cut out the straight edges of the type, then cut out the curved edges freehand, it doesn’t need to be super perfect, it’s just a guide for the sharpie pen.

I sprayed mine with some removable spray adhesive and used some tape to adhere to the position on the flatten storage bag.

Then fill in the letters using a laundry sharpie marker.

Add your sunscreen and mozzie repellent into the your new sunscreen storage holder and you are done.

Way more attractive then a shelf of containers, don’t you think?

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The power of a label is super important…

because that way, you don’t need to tell people where things are,

AND they even begin to put them back so they can easily find them.

I’m a self confessed label freak, because it makes life so much more simpler.

 

Design and function… priceless.

 

We’ve had this sunscreen storage at our place for nearly a year now and it’s working a treat.

Getting the kids to put sunscreen on…

now that’s another story.

 

The sun’s out here, so we’re off to grab some vitamin D this weekend.

Have a great weekend guys.

 

Got a place for sunscreen at your house?

Any tips for getting kids to put sunscreen on?

Is the sun out at your place this week?

 

 

 

Live with love,

SARAH-PRESTON

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17 responses to “DIY Sunscreen Storage”

  1. Chris says:

    Looks great, good idea. Ours are in a box but yours looks so much better. Thanks again for inspiration ? Looks like a sunny weekend here too! Just right for a family birthday get together. Have a great weekend enjoying the sunshine….. and don’t forget the sunscreen ? Xo

  2. Deborah says:

    Having the sunscreen handy is a good idea. I’ve recently moved and mine’s packed away somewhere but I really must get it out and have it handy. I did put one in my car as I’ve started doing the occasional walk on the beach and this way I can put it on when I get there.
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    • Sarah says:

      It’s been such a great thing to have it handy in one spot for everyone to find, less looking around for me. Enjoy those walks on the beach, that’s beautiful therapy I reckon x

  3. Very clever making that hessian sun stuff bag on the hexagon shelf. It looks like a decorative piece.

  4. Very clever making that hessian sun stuff bag to sit on the hexagon shelf. It looks like a decorative piece.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you Maria, really simple to do and you could do so many other variations with stickers on boxes etc, the possibilities are endless.

  5. We have the sunscreen stored in a basket on top of the fridge. It’s not labeled though, which would make it difficult for visitors to find. Will have to give this easy DIY trick a try!
    Hope your weekend is delightful xxx
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    • Sarah says:

      You could try some adhesive stickers on your storage box and maybe a coat of spray paint in your colour scheme so it looks like a dipped box too. Have a great weekend lovely x

  6. This is such a great easy (and good looking) way to label/ organise things. Love it. It looks great. Where did you get the plain hessian storage bag from?

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Clare, I got that bag from Beachside Bargains, but if you google hessian storage bag, you can find a few others online.

  7. Love it! We do have a place for the sun stuff but I moved it a while ago and the old place seems to be cemented in everyone’s head. I don’t like it back there but perhaps this is a fight I need to give in on.
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  8. merilyn says:

    an excellent idea sarah!
    looks great too hun!
    love m:)X

  9. inthegoodbooksblog says:

    I love this idea! It’s so important to use sunscreen on a regular basis, and this is a great way of reminding me and my kids to be sun smart!

  10. What a great idea! And the bag is so cute!
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  11. Bec Senyard says:

    Every week you blow me away with your creativity. This is awesome!! I totally love it!! Will definitely be sharing this on Facebook!
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  12. Grace says:

    Ah yes! The power of the label! I am forever scrounging around looking for things in this house! Love the idea of a hessian bag for storage too. Looks great!
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