Post by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Do you ever have an idea that you *think* will be rad but then it turns out even more wonderful than you’d expected? That’s this DIY for me. I have been slowly but surely adding hand-lettered touches to every space in our home and when we got the Clean and Simple Double Hamper for our kids room, we LOVED the two separate bins to teach them sorting, but wanted to add a bit of a playful touch to it. They’re kiddos after all!
I hand-lettered ‘Lights’ and ‘Darks’ and used my Cricut to cut them out of flocked vinyl to iron on. I am completely in love with how they turned out- they play off the clean lines of the hamper in such a great way. I made sure the first letter of each word was super legible for little ones- my kiddos aren’t reading words yet (3 years old), just letters so as long as they know ‘L’ is for lights and ‘D’ is for darks, we’re good to go.
So far, we are having so much fun with the sorting! It makes putting away dirty laundry a little more fun if it’s a challenge for them to solve.
If you’d like to make your own sorting laundry hamper, today I’m excited to be sharing my hand-lettered digital files with you. These are for personal use only. Just download them right HERE and cut them out with any cutting machine, then iron on according to instructions.
Then, I dare you not to steal this hamper from your kiddos!
Colleen is a wife, Mama to twins with one on the way, and the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle where she shares printable art and hands on tutorials for DIY home decor, parties and gifts. Colleen believes you can have a beautiful life, home, and party without spending a lot- we’re keeping it real on a budget so everyone can join in on the fun.