You know how the brain has two different sides with the right side controlling more of the creative/artistic side and the left side controlling the logic, numbers, and reasoning? Well, my craft room is setup pretty much like the brain (stick with me here). The right side of my craft room is dedicated to my creative side and overflowing with all sorts of crafty goodness. The left side? Where all the business stuff and logical thinking happens. I’ll get to the more organized and logical side of things next week but for today, welcome to the creative side of my craft room. I hope these craft room organization ideas are helpful!
I’ve literally been working on trying to organize my craft room since we moved into our house 18 months ago. I’ve organized it a couple of times but no matter what I’ve done in the past, I somehow end up with more stuff than fits in the space I have.
Not this time. This time I honestly had a hard time filling up all of the storage space and even thought ahead to the next time I go crazy with a Pick Your Plum order and need somewhere to put my spontaneous purchases. Why is this time different than the last three times? Let me introduce to you my new craft desk.
My new craft desk, aka the EZ-View Desk from Original Scrapbox, is incredible. It seriously inspired me to finish my craft room because I want to sit at this desk and create something. Just walking into the room and seeing this baby makes me smile and want to spend time in my craft room rather than doing everything on our living room table. It is incredibly sturdy, and you can tell it’s well made, especially in comparison to my previous craft “desk.” I have an actual chair that goes with it, but my spray paint job didn’t work out so well so our luggage bench turned seat has to do for now.
This baby is absolutely stocked full of storage space, which is perfect for this party planning girl who has way too much stuff. Let’s start with the obvious top of the desk storage that makes this desk so special, the EZ-View portion. It’s broken into four different drawers that are all sectioned off and just waiting to be filled with colorful goodies. And since you can see what’s in them through the EZ-View top, there is no more searching through all of your drawers to see if you have a blue Sharpie or if you need to pick one up at the store for your project.
I filled the top of the desk with the things I use most often – glue, scissors, hole punches, pens, etc. I love knowing exactly where to find my 2″ hole punch when I need to punch out cupcake toppers like the cute ones I used for the Splash and Splatter party.
Last but definitely not least, the front of the bases open up to reveal these awesome velcro pouches that you can configure and use however you want. I personally am storing small things that I don’t use as often in them such as jewelry making supplies, command strips, etc.
And that’s the desk. Awesome isn’t it? Immediately to the left of my desk is the neon green (thanks Facebook fans for voting on such an awesome color) pegboard that my husband and father-in-law put up for me. I love how the color brightens up the tight corner and love how the pegboard is a great way to use the small vertical space back there that might have otherwise been wasted space.
On the outside of the closet, I am using two old over the door plastic shoe racks to store my spray paint and beloved collection of striped straws. I love being able to see all of the straws and know what color (and how many) I already have. And the spray paint will eventually probably go downstairs but right now that’s in the same state of disarray my craft room used to be.
Next up is my closet. The closet is built for a bedroom with hanging space, top shelf, etc. so I used all of those things to my benefit.
First up, I hung all of my tape, ribbons, twine, etc. on swinging arm pants hangers. I love being able to see everything I have and be able to get to them so easily. And it allows me to use the hanging space for something other than my boots (those used to be there).
On the top shelf of the closet, I added a bunch of storage containers that open in the front rather than on top so that I could stack up and use the vertical space there. Those storage containers include more party supplies – streamers, balloons, candy, jars, etc. – and they might be my favorite find for the room other than my desk.
Last but not least, on the floor of the closet I have a tall dresser from Ikea where I store a bunch of miscellaneous supplies like vinyl, party favors, and stencils. Next to the dresser, I have a scrapbook paper tower with cards, paper, envelopes, stickers, and anything else I might need for paper crafting. To the left of the tower, I have my wrapping paper storage (running low right now) and an empty space where I store my stool. And finally, on the other side of the dresser, I have large storage containers with some of the bigger supplies that I use often (cupcake stands, styrofoam, buckets).
And there you have it, the creative side of my craft room. Check back next week to see where all of the business stuff and organizing gets done.
How do you keep your craft and hobby supplies organized?
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