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Stenciled Hallway Organizer

Banish prebeach pandemonium (Who took my towel? Where are my flip-flops?) with a designated station featuring boldly numbered hooks and corresponding cloth baskets for each guest or family member. Now if only there were a system for getting them to remember to put on sunscreen.

Created By: Johnny Miller, Anna Williams (coffee), Illo: Brown Bird Design




 Resources: Cabana beach towels, in Periwinkle, Eco-Fabric open bins, Century ceramic hooks, in Satin Nickel, Reclaimed-wood bench,



  • Waterproof paper, for stencils
  • Craft knife
  • Painters' tape
  • Small natural sea sponge
  • Latex and fabric paints


  1. Step 1

    To make stencils: On a computer, enlarge numbers in a font you like; print on waterproof paper. Cut out with craft knife.

  2. Step 2

    For wall, center stencils above hooks, and secure with painters' tape. Dip sponge in latex paint, blot excess, and dab on stencil. For baskets, use fabric paint. Proceed as above, but place a box or other hard object behind fabric for a firm work surface. 

Martha Stewart Living, August 2010



Reviews (2)

  • angelaandthetwins 6 Jul, 2012

    I'm so excited to make this to organize our beach items. We live right next to a lake (Lake of the Ozarks). I'm going to use the work LAKE rather then numbers because our initials happen to spell it out, Lillian (one of my twin daughters), Angela (me), Kirby (my other twin daughter), and Eric (my husband)!!

  • kdka30 5 Aug, 2011

    So Cute!