Craft Room Organization Inspiration

Your craft room is a place for creativity, but just because it’s a creative space doesn’t mean it needs to be a disaster. We found quite a few handy tips on how to organize your crafting supplies, here are some of our favorites. 

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I have always appreciated a good pegboard. They’re such a flexible storage option since you can add or remove different aspects as your storage needs change. You won’t want to miss the transformation of this room on Just Call Me Homegirl.

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Polka Dot Poplars created this genius storage tower as a way to organize all the little things that seem to drop to the bottom of drawers. She made these fun colored jars just to match her room decor, the details on that little project are also over on her blog.

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If you’re not a fan of the bare pegboard, check out this great alternative over on Southern Hospitality. She also shares a great organization tip for all that ribbon you have laying around.

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I wish I could tell you how hard it was to pick just one photo to share from In My Own Style. This is one of the most beautiful and organized craft rooms I’ve seen yet. I love the idea of this chest of drawers for organizing all those small pieces that don’t seem to have a home of there own. Bonus: the labels on these drawers can easily be changed! You don’t want to miss this one!
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This is a fun way to display small bottles of paint. Today’s Creative Life used an everyday item from the home improvement store to create this cute (and functional) display.

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While this project might be one of the more time consuming projects included in this article, I think it would be well worth the effort. Create & Babble has the perfect storage solution for all you vinyl junkies out there! (Plus an amazing tutorial that anyone could follow.)

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Here is one more solution to the half empty paint bottle issue. This beautiful storage solution was created using repurposed drawers. Sadie Seasongoods has all the details on her blog.

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If you don’t have the luxury of an entire room devoted to crafting, a closet might have to do. The Creativity Exchange utilized smaller shelving units inside the main cabinet along with storage on the backside of doors to make the most out of her space.

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This storage solution is so pretty it doubles as decor, and it only cost $10! Craptastic shares an excellent tutorial on how to make this easy project.

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Fabric is one thing that has the potential to take up so much space, and get unorganized quickly! Bryn Alexandra uses hanging shoe storage to display her fabric in a way that’s both easy to see and out of the way.

 

Do you have any craft room organization tips? We’d love to hear them. Comment below if you have a solution for anything we might’ve missed!

 

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10 Linen Closet Organization Ideas

The linen closet is the bane of every neat freak’s existence. Somehow, this one small closet attracts clutter much faster than other areas of the home. As we enter a new (hopefully less cluttered) year, we found a few ideas to inspire our own linen closet organization.

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This linen closet is every perfectionists dream! Julie Blanner painted the inside of her linen closet (a place that usually is neglected) a light color to create a brighter space, making it easier to find things. If this was my linen closet, I think I’d leave the door open all the time!

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No linen closet, no problem! Ella Claire added these practical yet beautiful shelves to her bathroom to create the storage space her home was lacking.

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Seeking Lavender Lane shares a great step-by-step guide for those that aren’t quite sure where to begin in their organizational efforts.  Make sure you head over to her blog to see the before photo of this closet, it’s very relatable and will give you hope for your own closet.

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While many people choose smaller baskets for their closet, Little Glass Jar uses larger metal bins. This creates such a clean feel to her closet while keeping all those smaller items in their place.

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For some reason, most homes have wire shelving in their linen closets. If this aspect of your closet bothers you, head over to Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry to see her solution!

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The large baskets Clean Mama uses create such a uniform feel. The best part about this closet organization though is the guest basket. No more digging around for clean (and relatively unwrinkled) sheets and towels once the guests arrive!

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If you’ve organized and decluttered yet you still need more space, check out this great idea from The Creativity Exchange. She uses a shoe shelf to create extra shelving in her linen closet. Head over to her blog for all the details!

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This closet was bursting at the seams before Honey We’re Home tackled it. She was able to get rid of things that were creating excess bulk in her closet while still keeping all the extra decor items she loved. I’m always surprised at how many things I have in my linen closet that I truly don’t need anymore.

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Adding storage to the door seems to be a no-brainer. IHeart Organizing used these baskets on the back of the door in addition to some new bins to add more organized storage to her closet. She admits that after finishing this project, she left the closet door open all weekend. We don’t blame her one bit!

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The Sunny Side Up shares lots of great organizing advice on her blog, but my favorite was the reminder that sometimes you just need to refold all those blankets (and maybe get rid of a few) to feel more organized.

 

After so much research, I think I’m more than ready to attack my cluttered linen closet. I can’t think of a better way to start off the new year. Here’s to a more organized 2018!

 

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Easy DIY Wooden Serving Tray

Budget Curtains for Any Room

Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup

 

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Kitchen Pantry Organization

Organizing isn’t my favorite thing to do, but it sure does help! Here are my top tips on keeping your pantry organized.

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Pantry too Small?

We are blessed with a big Kitchen Pantry storage space for our food supplies. This big pantry was one of the things that sold us on the house, since the kitchen is rather small. It is an illusion that a big space holds more stuff. I have found that it’s easy to fill it with junk and unnecessary items. More space isn’t necessarily better. After cleaning and organizing my shelves I know how much space I have been wasting.

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Top 10 ways to add storage to your kitchen pantry

  1. First of all, remove dry cereals from their boxes and put into tall plastic storage containers. The storage boxes are taller and hold more than a regular cereal box does. This one change has saved me a ton of space and money. My kids seem to eat less cereal (Why I don’t know), and the leftovers aren’t stale so everything gets eaten. Who knew it would be such a game changer?
  2. Dry goods such as flour and sugar can be stored in large glass jars instead of being left in the original packaging. This keeps them fresh longer and saves shelf space by going vertical.
  3. Stack cans in a wire can organizer. This works great for small cans, not so good for large ones, but it does help free up shelf space.
  4. Keep large items on the floor. Big bulk cans of food, large pots, big potato and onion bins, large paper towel rolls, etc. can be kept down at the bottom of the shelves or on the floor underneath them. It is more visual appealing and makes things easier to find.
  5. Group small bags or boxes together either in a wooden crate or wire basket type container to save shelf space. Grouping them also makes things easier to find, plus you can grab the entire basket off the shelf when you need something. Baking supplies are all in the wine crate in the photo above, when it’s time to bake it can be grabbed off the shelf and taken into the kitchen.
  6. Eliminate duplicate items. There are always a few of these lurking on the back of the shelf, forgotten and unused.
  7. Check expiration dates. We seldom remember to do this, but items on your shelves could be expired and need to be thrown away. If food has been sitting on your shelf and is older than 6 months, it’s best to just to get rid of it.
  8. Get rid of pots or pans that you don’t use. If you haven’t used it in the last 6 months, it’s time to let it go.
  9. Keep seasonal items in the basement. If you have too many faux flowers, empty glass Mason jars and other decor items on the shelves they can waste valuable storage space. It’s not so hard to go and get things from the basement when needed.
  10. Finally, be careful what you buy.  Keep a note pad in the pantry to write down things that are needed for the shopping each week. Much easier than guessing what’s needed at the grocery store and ending up with supplies you didn’t really need.

Other storage solutions?

Do you have storage idea that works for you? I would love to hear it! Share it in the comments below!

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Craft Room Decor

I finally have a craft room. Well, it’s not really a craft room. It’s more like a craft space. I have had very few creative spaces other than the kitchen table in our home. Having a place to work seems like a tremendous luxury. Our new home is no different, there isn’t a lot of extra room for me to work in.

So, I have a little secret.

You may not like it.

You might think it’s crazy.

You may think it’s ridiculously impracticle.

My new craft space is in the JOHN.

Yup, it’s in an unused corner of a ginormous, impracticle bathroom.

Having a craft space in the bathroom has its advantages.

For example, the doors all lock (yes, there is more than one door).

My kids won’t bother me in there. Privacy is definitely a plus.

The space has good lighting, also a plus.

This is a temporary situation until we remodel the bathroom, but for now it will do.

I found these wall shelf brackets at the local Habitat store. The table has been around a while, it repurposed with a new coat of paint for the occasion. My trash can lamp offers more direct light for detailed projects. I use the mason jars on the shelf to store buttons, pens and even glue sticks.

I found extra space to store my spools of thread on the top of the window ledges. It’s not a problem for me to reach up there and grab what I need.

The quote on the wall was left there by the previous tenant. I find it very inspiring. The darling fabric flowers were designed by Laura Kelley and came home with me from the SNAP Conference.

I store miscellaneous craft supplies such as paper, glue and craft paint in the rolling storage bin under the table. It’s easy to move around where ever it’s needed.

The chair is repurposed from another part of the house. I wrapped it in fabric and tied it in a knot to add some interest and a bit of a feminine touch. The chair is rather unsightly without it.

All in all, this was a low cost project, but it feels good to finally be organized. I can’t wait to sit down and get crafty!

Even if it’s in the bathroom!

Stenciled Storage Jars

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Happy Friday!

I always seem to be rushing through the end of the week, eager for the weekend to start.

My Fridays are the busiest day of all, and it seems like it takes me days to wind down. Perhaps thats why I need the weekend so badly.

This week, I started a number of projects, one of them was labeling these storage jars in the kitchen pantry.

Shelf with jars

I have had these jars for years without labels. I tried a couple of times to label them, but I didn’t like the way the stick-on labels looked.

These jars were one of our first purchases after we got married. My husband and I both agreed that buying in bulk was better and these large capacity jars were an easy choice for storing all sorts of dry goods.

We have used them over and over.

Most of the time I store flours, sugar, 2X sugar, brown sugar, grains and other baking supplies this way.

I love that they are washable and you can easily see what’s inside the jar.

supplies

To label the jars, I used these supplies from Decoart: Gloss Enamels Stick-On Stencils, 3D Frost Gloss Enamel in black, and Media Brush and Stencil Cleaner.

Instructions:

Wash jars with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Clean area to be stenciled with rubbing alcohol.

Apply stencils, pressing all edges down securely. Apply several coats of the Gloss Enamel paint, allowing each coat to dry between applications. Do not remove stencils until the final coat is dry.

Bake jars in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Allow jars to cool in oven.

Let the jars cure for at least 4 days before washing them.

finished jars

I like how the labels turned out, I probably should have done a better job of sticking the stencils on them before painting.

There were a couple of places where the paint seeped underneath the stencils. I was able to use a Q-tip to clean up the graphics here and there before the paint dried on completely.

I like the worn effect this paint has on the glass. It looks old and used to me, which makes it a good fit for my vintage kitchen.

There are those perfectionists in the crowd who may not like the uneven look of this paint. You know who you are.

I am anxious to label more jars with this method!

Do you use storage jars in your kitchen? How do you label them?

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