I have a craft room. Actually, we have a craft house. Our craft room doesn’t quite hold EVERY craft; there are some craft stuff in the closet, some in the school room, some in the kitchen, and some on the floor. Our craft room is another story. It’s a mess; they’re some stickers shoved in one drawer, beads in the sewing machine, fabric pieces in the ribbon drawer, and a cookie in the stamp basket.
I should be saying “was” because one day I decided to clean our craft house. I brought it all into our craft room and organized in there. It’s a true craft room now. I can’t wait to see how long it’ll stay clean.
The craft desk is made up of our sewing machine and baskets of craft supplies.
My favorite pens and pencils are put into the coffee mug. Always have your favorites within reach.
In the drawers, I have my stickers and templates. It’s best to organize the stickers and label them. I have seasonal stickers, celebrational stickers (weddings, birthdays, etc.), baby stickers, etc. Whenever you need a baby sticker, you know to look in the baby sticker folder! It’s really brilliant.
We own a ton of stamps and cut-outs and stamps. Oh, we’ve got stamps. Stamps are just kind of one of those things that just come out of no where.
I have a secret spot in my craft desk. Shhh . . . don’t tell anyone! A wide place is a great spot for beads so that you have a lot of room to clean up spills. It’s also great for all of those wide bead mats.
Above my craft desk, I have a craft shelf. I have a vase on this shelf, where I keep all of my knitting needles. It’s a cute and unique way to “show-off” those needles! You know those long wooden skewers that you use for kabobs? They make a great thread and ribbon organizer! Just make sure to have some wide, round something at the bottom of each skewer to stabalize it.
Here’s my basket of fabric. You could also use a drawer for fabric, but I like to show mine off.
I have another basket of yarn/embroidery floss on the craft shelf. This could also be hidden away in a drawer, but I like to show things off. Can’t you tell?
All of the items that can’t fit either on the craft shelf or in/on the craft desk, I place neatly tucked way underneath the craft desk. For instance, my paper bin is large (and kinda ugly!) so I put it underneath.
Organizing your paper is another good idea so that you know exactly where they all are. Organize by color, pattern, and scraps.
Also underneath my desk is my travel craft bag. It’s really just a large sticker organizer, but it works great for traveling with sewing or paper crafts. The different sized slots and pockets work great for being orgaized while you travel.
I hope this helped your craft mess confusion. Stay tuned for another “episode” of craft organization!