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