And, not only reading it, but thinking about whether or not your space enhances creativity, or diminishes it.
Could this quote from the above article describe YOUR space: “These spaces feed into a mythology of the workspace: the artist is not just a creator, but is surrounded by beauty so that he may create it.”
Or, is this a more apt description of your creative space? “Today’s studios are far less opulent: Jeff Koons’s studio features numerous Lysol cleaning spray bottles for polishing and fluorescent-hued cartoon paintings of a very different aesthetic era.”
Craft Storage Ideas: Color Is Your Friend! Craft Storage & Organizing By Color – Worth a Try?
Who’s looking for a little colorful inspiration?
How about colorful inspiration for organizing your crafting supplies?
I came across a three craft storage products that I thought you might want to check out, especially if organizing by color is something you want to try, or already love.
Of course these products would also be great if you just really like lots of color in your creative space or when crafting on the go!
This is the first time I’ve seen these items at retail, and I haven’t had a chance to try all of them out myself (yet!), but I thought I’d share them right away in case you’re on the hunt for a new solution for organizing by color, or simply organizing with colorful solutions.
Craft Storage Idea: Fabric Storage Baskets Craft storage ideas are all around us!
Hello craft storage lovers – we know, it’s been a while!
We’ve been working on craft storage ideas to share with you in 2016 and we thank you for hanging in there with us while we regrouped.
To kick things off, I’m sharing a quick handmade craft storage project I came across while perusing some new-to-me craft blogs – this project’s not only super simple, but one that’s perfect for using up your fabric and/or felt scraps.
Craft Storage Ideas: Repurposing Household Items – Small Item Storage Craft storage doesn’t have to be pricey – look around the house for unused items!
Who’s up for an inexpensive and easy-to-find storage solution?
How about a simple solution for keeping items in drawers sorted and accessible?
We’ve got a “Now why didn’t I think of that?!” solution for you…
Ice cube trays!
Not only do their compartments have sloped sides, making it easy to retrieve tiny items (just place your finger on what you want and slide it up the side!), they’re also short in stature, meaning they’ll easily fit into shallow drawers (drawers that often go unused because nothing fits in them!).
Just look at this slatted wood panel gifted from her sister.
Supplies are added with hardware clips, the baskets for markers and pens are from Target‘s dollar section, and the baker’s twine is in an office in/out basket with some dowels strung across the openings.
The washi tape is in a thrifted hanging wood basket – it fits absolutely perfectly!
Everything is within easy reach and, as Vanessa says, what she lacks in space, she definitely makes up for in GREAT storage systems.
Everything comes unpainted, in the natural wood that you see above (lower left).
That raw wood piece is actually the Marker Nook and I purchased two of those – one will hold my clear blocks, and the other will hold my few regular-sized ink pads, along with aqua pens, journaling pens and so forth.
I actually purchased the ink Combo Holder and the Lock Down Punch Holder as a Package Deal, which saved me some money.
It pays to plan ahead and purchase your pieces at the same time to get those bundle or bulk discounts when you make your purchase.
Cicily here with a quick, just one tip for you today. If you like to peruse second hand stores, chances are you come across your fare share of metal file cabinets, usually at a steal! Why not give it a makeover and turn it into craft storage?
Here’s a cute one with an entire tutorial for the chalkboard makeover at Design Improvised.
Just think of all the craft supplies you can stuff organize in here! LOL
This is my final post with CSI. I’m going to miss posting for you all but I feel after 2 years it’s time for me to move on. Thank you so much to all you crafty organizers!
Hello Y’all! It’s Cicily with a quick tip for you today.
Jar Storage seems to be all the rage lately. I’m a pack rat at heart and hate to throw anything away (Certain areas of my house can attest to this). I love storing things in glass jars/cups/containers. Every time I use a glass jar and throw it away I cringe. Well last year it was time to make some pickles. I found this great recipe on Pinterest and because of the method I could use repurposed jars! Good thing because I had a mass quantity of cucumbers.
I wanted to share this One Tip: How to clean the gunk off those great food jars so you can repurpose them!