My craft room is always a mess! But an organized mess since I seem to remember where I put things when I need them. However, I do seem to “forget” some half finished projects or supplies for a new project from time to time. So, earlier this month I joined a group of creative bloggers on a challenge to organize our creative spaces. I had already planned to clean out and organize my craft room anyway. Over the past year it had become a room full of chaos that I couldn’t even get in to much less use. Today, I am excited to share my newly organized craft room.
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So this challenge was just what I needed to motivate myself to get my hands dirty and to clean up my craft room. It needs to be a space I was comfortable in and wanted to use.
This challenge was sponsored by the bloggers listed below. Please visit their sites and all of the other talented bloggers in the link up.
- Gail from My Repurposed Life
- Jeanie from Create & Babble
- Debbie from Refresh Restyle
- Wendi from H2O Bungalow
At the beginning of the challenge just a few weeks ago my craft room looked like this:
Nothing like a challenge to finally get a space in order!
My craft room is actually a 8 foot by 9 foot closet converted to my craft room. So it is a spacious closet space but still small enough to need some creative ideas on how to keep the room organized. One of the best things I purchased were the open blue containers I found at Walmart for only $.98 cents each.
I challenged myself to not only organize the supplies in to containers to make it easy to keep them organized, but to also arrange these containers in logical places as I would use them. For example, one shelf has all my wreath making supplies in containers lined up as I would need them to make a wreath. Ribbons are in one container, pipe cleaners and ties in another, floral picks and decorations in another, pre-made bows in another, and so forth. I can now easily push my work table up to that shelf and all the supplies are right there where I need them as I work.
My cross stitch supplies are the same. The far left of the shelf starts with the Aida cloth samples, followed by containers with the numbered envelopes with the thread supply, another one with embroidery hoops and then a container with in progress projects that I can quickly pick up in their individual bags and finish them.
Organize your supplies in how you would use them for projects instead of just putting the supplies in pretty containers and calling it done.
While organizing my craft room this time around, I tried to think through how I needed the room to function and what supplies needed to be grouped together. I didn’t want to just put the supplies in pretty containers. That would mean I would end up wasting time searching all over the room to pull the needed supplies together for a project.
I am looking forward to seeing what the other bloggers did with their creative spaces.
“Come, because everything is now ready.” Luke 14:17
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
I’m so jealous! I got started on my craft room but keep getting sidetracked by kids and other demands. But, while mine doesn’t look nearly as awesome as yours, at least I’m to a point where I can move around in there! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty
I am enjoying be able to use the room again. I have to force myself to put everything back in it’s place each time. Good luck on your own room.
Nothing inspired creativity like an pretty organized craft room. I feel inspired just looking at your lovely craft room. I’m sure you’re loving it. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.
Thanks so much Susan and thanks for visiting.
Great job, it looks perfect!
What an amazing space! Thanks for sharing in our link party!
Sandra L Garth says
Great transformation! My cake decorating and tablescaping supplies are spread out all over. Having a room for them would be awesome, especially if the room looks like yours. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.
I really hope everyone has the same problem with their studios! I can organize mine all I want but once I finish a project the mess stays out for days (or weeks) until I get so sick of walking by it I just go and clean up (usually half an hour at most!).
Good for you for finally getting organized! Happy crafting!
Thanks for visiting Katelynn. And I so agree, it is a constant battle to keep it clean after each new project.
It looks great, you did a wonderful job. Reorganizing my crafts closet is my goal for 2018, so I’ve mostly been trying to tackle some destashing projects to get rid of excess supplies. And then need to start organizing too. Thank you for sharing the inspiration at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned1
Thanks for visiting Teresa. Good luck on your own craft room.
Such a great transformation, Donna. I agree with organizing supplies based on the type of projects we would use. Makes complete sense. #HomeMattersParty
Thanks Sahana. I am finding that this way of organizing my supplies is working really well.
Good suggestions for organizing while encouraging you to use the supplies. Great use of a small space!
Thanks for visiting Trish.
Look at all that shelf space with the matching blue bins. I bet your time creating is much more fun now. Congrats.
Hey Leanna. Yes it is! I seem to be getting so much more done these days. Thanks for visiting.
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
It looks very organized, now! I also love the colors you chose for the containers. It inspired me to get going on mine!
Thanks for visiting Cherryl. Good luck on your own room.
Mother of 3 says
That looks beautiful! I miss my craft room so much; I had to give mine up this summer so we could turn it into a utility room for our new heating and air conditioning unit.
Thanks for visiting. That is so sad to hear that you lost your room to the new system. Hope you find a new place to craft soon.
I know it feels so good to have everything organized and in place! Love the bins, shelves and hanging organizers you used. Great ideas for the craft room organization. #HomeMattersParty
Where did you get the containers that hang from a rod in front of you work space?
Hey Jennie. Thanks for stopping by. All of those are from Thirtyone. You should be able to find a consultant at http://www.mythirtyone.com.
I’m so happy we inspired you. I am so envious of your organized craft room. It looks fabulous and I know you’re going to enjoy making and creating fun projects in your new space!
Thanks for joining in!
Thanks for stopping by Gail. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else did for the spaces.