As I prepared my last post for CSI it made me a little sad. But this has been a great opportunity to search and post for so many people who follow Craft Storage Ideas for useful tips and ideas in this great hobby. I would like to thank my team leader Rebecca Boyer for this opportunity to be a contributor and I would like to thank my team for your support and friendship. May you all continue to follow CSI and welcome and support the new team members and you will soon meet and have new ideas to try. Without any further delay here is my post, a breath taking craft space that Karen Russell has designed with the feel of comfort in mind:
Most of the storage items were items that she already had or bought from Ebay.
How neat is this, a surgical tray!!!
There is so much character to Karen’s craft space. This old Dewey Decimal Index card catalog holds a ton of stuff. Most of the jars/canisters on top hold lace and ribbon. The stand on top was from the post office out in Jacksonville, Oregon – and even has several of old postal stamps hanging on it.
Karen used the charm of her room and filled it with items that fit the room’s character. Visit her blog for a more photos and inspiration.
Thank you all for your support and continue to craft and follow Craft Storage Ideas for even more inspiration!
Cork board, magnet sheets, mirror or even chalkboard paint. The options are endless and very nifty for a storage option. Ikea sells shelves and Lazy Susan’s but you can also pick up shelves at Walmart, a thrift store or Pottery Barn, add your embellishments with basket for additional storage and you will have a masterpiece!
Whether you have a few stamps or many, the dilemma of how to store those stamps is the same. And it’s tricky.
When my stamps get buried I have a tendency to forget what I have, but I believe I found the perfect solution by Madigan Made Simple DIY Ideas. Shannon Madigan has come up with a easy stamp storage solution designed with a tool chest and colored paper. This is a perfect option for organizing a small stash of stamps.
Shannon sorted through all her stamps first and then cut out little squares of colored paper to fit inside the front of each drawer, She then stamped one image on each piece of paper as a label and placed the paper at the front of each drawer.
Beads and more beads! I have to a tendency to drool over anything color and are in multiples. The use of beads are becoming more of a crossover medium that are showing up on cards and page layouts as well as in jewelry. I found some interesting ways to store beads and hopefully they’ll prompt you to hunt for something like these storage options when storing your beads.
Do you find that after Christmas you find yourself shopping for the next year due to all the fantastic sales in the stores? Maybe you’re like me and you manage to collect more wrapping paper? If this is the case then storage options may become limited. Looking for unused wall space in your home may be the perfect solution and very inexpensive.
Unfinished basements or under the stairs you may have unfinished walls that are not closed in. You can use wire and attach the wires to the wood beams. In the case where you have larger rolls of paper, you may need to secure in two places, at the top and the bottom, to keep the paper from falling forward.
This is a very simplified way to organize your wrapping needs on the back of a closet door. You only need a few products: three door eye hooks, two bungee cords, four screws, and two clear, plastic baskets. You’ll screw the plastic baskets onto the door in two places and then screw in the door eye hooks and attach the bungee cords around the wrapping paper. It appears you can get up to four rolls in each plastic basket.
A craft space with lots of little storage options are my absolute favorite. Dawn McVey incorporated so many different option that any person can draw inspiration from. Being a Crafter with multiples of most of my go to items I think it is necessary to have ample space to keep all my little trinkets…so yes, I just love Dawn’s studio. It’s clean with a touch of vintage tucked here and there.
To see more beautiful pictures, you should check out Dawn’s blog and the full feature of her room at Studio Calico, Workplace Wednesday
As a crafter I would think that when we set our sights on storage we definitely look outside the box or in this case inside the box. With so many stamp companies now turning to cling mount stamps or clear polymer stamps, storage of stamps can be confined to a smaller spaces.
I am slowly starting to collect more fabric and I have very limited space. As I was searching for ways to store my sewing items I came across this photo on MaryJanes and Galoshes. The idea spoke to me, because limited space is why she chose this rolling wardrobe unit. It is an attractive piece with a lot of potential.
A crafter without embellishments is like a library without books…it just can’t be. The more embellishment’s collected the more your creativity to store them will have to kick in. Practical is the name of the game for me when I am storing items. If I have to expand I want to be able to match or find a similar item that will go along with my room decor.