Easy and Adorable Miniature Washboard Ornaments
OoooooEeeeee, I’m super excited. I’ve got such an adorable little bit of craftiness to share with you all today. Yesterday was
supposed to be our big laundry day. You know the one that involves the curtains and bedding and stuff. UGH!! I hate it. While I was mentally trying to prepare myself, the idea for these miniature washboard ornaments hit me like the proverbial wet pink panty.
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And it’s one of those really easy, fun things that can be made in under an hour. All you need is some craft foam, small bits of wood (I used toothpicks, skewers and ice cream sticks), aluminum tape or tin foil, scissors and glue. Oh and a piece of rebar or long screw 😉 My secret tool of mass “texturedness”.
Making the Miniature Washboard Ornaments
Set the timer, coz I promise, this is going to be a quickie 😀 Stick the tin foil or aluminum tape onto the craft foam. I love using aluminum foil, it sticks like crazy and it’s waterproof. We’ve used it to create giant pencils and even a chain of hearts garden mobile. Grab that piece of rebar or long screw and roll it firmly over the tape to create little indentations.
Cut out small rectangles. Mine are all about 6 cm x 4 cm (2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″).
Hop onto the internet and download a few laundry related graphics. I used a soap printable from The Graphics Fairy and just made the image really small before gluing them onto the washboard ornaments.
Cut the toothpicks, skewers and ice cream sticks to make a frame for the washboards and glue them on.
Play around and get creative. The “Toilet” washboard just has a very basic frame, while the “Shaving and Laundry” one has a teeny little shelf made from ice cream sticks. Don’t you think they’re just soooooo adorable? Add a string to the back and you’re done.
And that little shelf is perfect for creating a miniature vignette. Look Mom I used a big word 😉 BTW if you want to make a washboard that’s a little bigger then check out this awesome tutorial that uses a tin can.
That teeny little plant in the wine glass is our indigenous Crassula lycopodioides or shoelace bush. Doesn’t she look just like a tiny cactus?
I’d love to know what you think of the miniature washboard? Would you hang them in your Christmas tree?
If you like the idea of making miniature washboards for your Christmas tree don’t forget to pin it for later.
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Until next time, be safe and hope you have an awesomely crafty week.
102 thoughts on “Easy and Adorable Miniature Washboard Ornaments”
Wow this is so beautiful! I couple of weeks ago I made a laundry guide frame and this will be such a pretty addition for my laundry decor!
I saw that post Katerina. I never realized there were so many different symbols. If I remember correctly I pinned it to. It was so useful
Link for your post please? Could you please post it at Facebook.com/cre8ivelyregener8ed ? Thanks! ☺️
Love that name Renee, so creative
Oh my goodness, what a cute ornament! You should join us for next year’s ornament exchange!
I’d love to do that Erlene, thanks so much
these are just THE cutest, MOST adorable little ornaments EVER! Thank you so much for sharing your most extraordinary talent!
Awwwwww Donna, thank you so much. That means so much to me
These are just the cutest little washboards. I also love the little vase with the “catus”.
Thanks so much Debra
Wow, this is easy quick and so nice for the laundry room.
Thanks so much Sadhna, I think they’d look pretty cool in the laundry room
Michelle, these washboard ornaments are super cute!! How very creative! I think I tend to be a procraftinator too, it’s just so easy to put off the laundry and dishes for some good old craft time. 🙂
I’m so glad I’m not the only one Keri 😀 Crafting is way more fun
The washboards are so pretty! i would love to recreate them and turn them into cake toppers!
Oh wouldn’t that be fun. I’m sure you’ll be able to do it using that icing stuff. Not a cooking clue what it’s called though ?
Only you my friend could think of something like this! Your imagination has no limits! I voted also for you and wish the best for your blog 🙂
Thank you my friend and thank you for the vote too. I really appreciate that so much
I love it! This is an adorable thing to put as a décor to the laundry room. It will certainly make it more charming 🙂
? That’s so true Maya, it might just make laundry days a bit more bearable
Procraftinator heee hee I love it! The washboards are just darling.
Thanks so much Laura ?
Oh my goodness, these are just the most adorable miniature washboards EVER!! Amen to procraftinating, sistah!!
Amen to that Marie 🙂
I would love to try this one day because I love miniature things and this actually looks really easy and something I can do with my kids. Looking forward to read more from you.
I love miniatures too 😉 I hope you get a chance to try making them with the kids. I’m sure you’ll all have so much fun Anna.
Those are so cute! And I so agree with you about laundry. I don’t like to do it.
UGH, me niether
These are really adorable Michelle. I don’t know how you come up with these ideas but I have to agree that crafting is certainly better than doing the laundry…which reminds me…
Thanks so much Mary, I can come up with loads of ideas to not do the laundry 🙂
It’s absolutely lovely, my dear ? What an amazing idea for the Christmas Tree!???
Thank you Anabelia ❤️
Oh!! These miniature washboard ornaments are so cute and easy to make. My niece loves to make a miniature house of doll and she is so amazing and very creative. I really love to learn how to do this cutie stuff.
Maybe your niece can show you 😉 It’s so much fun and a lovely way to get back to our childhood
Wow! I love the creativity behind this, you really did a great job. If I can do this, I would definitely love to hang them in a Christmas tree, lol! They are a great thing to behold and look upon!
Thanks so much Naomi, I’m sure you’ll be able to make them. The most difficult part is trying to figure out what graphic to use 😉
Your all crafts are so unique and innovative. More so because most of the crafts you make with easily available material that is not expensive. Your ideas further ignite creative ideas in me that i play with.
Dhanyavaad Indu, that means a lot to me
These are such cute crafts and I love how creative you have been. These are such a lovely thing to do with kids 🙂 x
Kids will love doing this. It’s really simple, they may just need help with the gluing bits but rolling the rebar or screw and finding pretty labels – that’s gonna make their day 😉
Absolutely I would hang them on the Christmas tree! They are just darling~I’m with you…I would rather be doing just about anything but laundry or dishwashing, or dusting, or any of that other boring stuff. Give me a craft or a bit of painting to do!
See now that’s why we’re such good friends. Painting and crafting is always way more fun 🙂
I love being creative but sometimes I just don’t have the energy or time especially after a long day. I would love to try this one day because I love miniature things and this actually looks really easy and something I can do with my nieces
I hear you Maritza. Sadly it’s not always easy to find the time, but I do hope you get a gap to make some with your nieces.
I am always looking for craft ideas, that I can do when I am less busy. I will surely love to try this, It is beautiful done and looks easy.
They are Beola, give it a try when you find the time and let me know how it goes
I always put off laundry day until no one has any more socks. I find so many other things to do instead. These are absolutely adorable! I love the idea of hanging them on the Christmas tree!
Socks!!! I’m going to remember that one Tara 🙂 Thanks so much
Omg this is so cute! You are seriously talented. These would make great stocking fillers and I bet loads of people would love to buy them.
Thanks so much Ellie 😉
These mini washboards are so cute and so unique, never seen anything like them before. I’d definitely hang one on my Christmas tree.
Thanks so much Sarah 🙂
I Procrastinate about so much but these crafts are so cute, absolutely love them!
Thank you Taslyn
Oh that is something so much greater than adorable, the word adorable isn’t even close!! I literally made a noise when I saw the plant in the tiny wine glass. More info on this please?! I’m so obsessed with all your creations!
You are such a sweetie pie Ithi. Love you to bits. That little plant is called a shoelace bush and she’s indigenous to South Africa. The tiny bits I picked off will all become mommy plants soon.
I cannot even believe how creative you are! And I love the term “procraftinator”!!
LOL, it’s the perfect word to describe me 😉 Thanks Gigi
Procrastinating is my weakness….this is so creative and unique…will try make this idea next week!
Ahhhhh the story of my life, LOL. Let me know how it goes Mily, they’re really easy
I love how cute these are, and super easy to make! Perfect for a themed Christmas tree or to just decorate with after the holidays.
Thank you Kristina ?
I understand those big laundry days for sure, Michelle. While I don’t like laundry, I love anything miniature and these mini washboard ornaments are perfection. Pinned
I just wish the laundry fairies would discover the washboards and maybe help us out with our laundry 🙂 Thanks for the pin to Angie
I’m a procraftinator too. I would rather be doing something creative. You made the right choice 😉 !!
Ahhhh I’m so glad there’s a fellow procraftinator out there, thank you Thena 🙂
These are adorable, Michelle! I really love the little postcard and the “cactus”. I’d definitely hang these on my trees. We have faux mini trees that we also put ornaments on & these would be cute on them too! Also, I love procraftinator!
Thank you Samantha, you’m sure you’ll have loads of fun making the miniature washboards 🙂
That is so amazing idea, love how it turned out. The washboards look super cute, would love to try these out with my daughter.
That’s great Preet. You’ll have loads of fun together
These ornaments look so cute! I would definitely rather make these than do chores! ?
You and me both Talina 😉
I am an art school major, but never do these things, although I have the potential. I work only part time now, so definitley should do some crafting, it is very therapeutic
It is Daria, I hope you do get to explore your creative side again soon
Haha this looks fun! I know the feeling, sometimes any excuse is good to leave house chores aside.
Yup, those nasty chores can wait for another day ?
Only you could come up with this awesomeness! These are just the cutest ornaments, I can’t get over the mini vignette, so cute! And I hate that kind of laundry too… but if it ends in making adorable ornaments then that’s worth washing!
Those big laundry days are just the worst ever ?
These are so cute! I love DIY projects but get scared that I’ll mess up. This looks easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
These are really easy to make, I’m sure you won’t mess up Monique
This is such a brilliant DIY to try at home and looks so adorable as well. I think will try these for Christmas.
Oh yay, I’m glad to hear that Pooja, hope you get to make some
Oh my gosh, this miniature washboard’s cuteness is killing me! I just love it! You always have the most unique and beautiful crafts that I’ve ever seen! You are such an inspiration to me.
Ahhhh Carolann, Thank you so much
While I despise doing laundry. I really do … I love this idea. It is so unique. I wish I had your creativity and dedication to make it 🙂
Thank you so much Tanvi, I really appreciate it
They are so cute and definitely worth of effort of making them. I love the tiny plant and the I love you postcard. I would hang them in my tree if I would have one. I’ll be away for holidays so I am not bothering putting up a tree this year 🙂
Thanks Joanna. I found that postcard in a bead shop and it just seemed so perfect for the washboards ? Hope you have a safe trip
These are super cute Michelle! I would rather be making these adorable little wash boards than washing sheets, curtains, etc. too! You are so very clever to come up with these from toothpicks, and foil. I love the graphic, and that little plant is soooo cute! It does look like a mini cactus. I would most definitely hang them on my tree.
You and me both Linda. Laundry sucks ?
haha, these tiny washboards look so cute! creative moments definitely make a day more interesting than it is.
They sure do ?
I loved the idea of making such cute things for the coming festive season. I would like to give it a try. The miniature washboard that you have made is really looking very nice..
Ahhhh Jagriti thank you so very much. I really hope you do give it a try. Let me know how it goes and share a photo if you wouldn’t mind
Seriously??? THAT IS SO STINKIN ADORABLE!!!! I have to make one!
They’re so quick to make you could probably do a lot more than one ? Thanks so much my friend
What a genius idea, Michelle! These washboards are so super cute! The big laundry day is obviously good for more than just clean curtains and bedding, at least when such a creative brain like yours is involved. Now we need some tiny clothes to keep the washboards company. 🙂
LOL and you know what, we never got around to do that laundry either ? Oh well, there’s always tomorrow or the next day
these are so cute! and they look so easy to make! will be making one for my sisters garden for xmas!
They are real easy Taylor, I’m sure your sis will love them