This section contains an overview of my favorite organization storage system I use to help me keep my craft room organize along with a video tour of my craft-room at the end. Please know this is for your inspiration only. What work for me and of my organization style might not necessary work for you.
ink pads & markers storage
I got the:
♥ Petite Ink Pad Holder for distress ink pads
♥ Standard Ink Pad Holder for all other ink pads
♥ Stacked Maker Holder for Copic, refills, multiliners
♥ Marker Nook for colorless blender bottle, black ink pads & locked punches
♥ Side-by-Side Marker Holder for the Wink of Stella and gel pens.
For a closer look, check out the video tour of my craftroom at the end of this section.
stamps & dies storage
♥ Clear stamps, cling stamps & dies set:
- the Avery Elle storage pouches to store each individual stamp set.
- the Essentials by Ellen magnetic die storage and storage pouches for each die set.
- all the stamp and die sets then place into acrylic bins and linen bins, organize by categories.
♥ Wood-mount rubber stamps: arrange on a 3-tier wood shelf that I build myself to fit into my built-in wall shelve.
Tools & Accessories storage
♥ Bedroom dressers: I use 3 bedroom dressers, position in a letter C to form the base for my craft table. The table top (which is removable) is a laminated kitchen countertop (custom made to size from Lowes Home Improvement store). My Sizzix Bigz XL, die accessories, storage pouches & magnets are some of the items I store in these dressers.
♥ Alex Drawer Units - White: I use three of these drawer units to store items such as adhesives, small tools, embellishments, ink blending tools and embossing powders. I organize the items inside these drawers with acrylic drawer organizer trays by InterDesign. These drawers also great for storing large water-coloring paper pads.
♥ Metal filing cabinets: I use two metal filing cabinets from Target to separately store cardstock and craft supplies just for the kiddos. The filing cabinets also serve as the base to support a long rectangle laminated table top that we have custom made for a computer area in one corner of the craft room for the kiddos to do their homework.
Ribbons & Gift Wrapping Storage
5 Tips Before doing a craft-room make over
Here are 5 tips you might want to consider before doing a craft-room make over. These tips are based on my own craft room make over experiment which took over 6 months. Check out the video tour of my craftroom at the end of this section.
- Start with an empty room: It is always easier to work with an empty space rather than a clutter one. So move everything out of the room and store them in another room of the house.
- Work with YOUR ROOM'S FLOOR PLAN, not the inspired Pinterest photos: The problem with trying to do a make-over of your craftroom based on inspired photos like ones you see on Pinterest is that unless your room has the exact same floor plan as the inspirational room, you will not get the same result. Even if you put in the same furnitures and fixtures. So rather than trying to make your craft room looks like the room in the photo, use it as an inspiration tool instead to help you decide how to best do a make over of your craft-room.
- Declutter: Now that you have an empty room, start by getting rid of items you don't use or no longer need BEFORE continue on with the make-over of your craft room. There's a saying that if you haven't touch a stamp set or tool in 6 months or more, chances are you never will. So give them away. Declutter.
- Organize all your supplies into categories FIRST: After deciding which items you want to get rid of, look at all the ones you are keeping. Organize those into categories like: stamps, dies, embellishments, ink pads etc. Jog these categories down. You'll need it for the last and final tip #5 to complete your craft-room makeover.
- Draw out a floor plan: Once you have organized and make note of all your supplies into categories, take a look at your empty craft room and do a sketch of the room. (1) Make note of where you want to place each category of supplies. (2) Determine what extra storage furnitures you'll need to purchase and where they go. Once the room is furnished, move your craft supplies back in.
Hello. In my last post, I gave a video tour of my craft room plus 5 tips to consider before doing a craft room makeover. In this post…