DIY Fabric Storage

Hi fellow crafters! It’s Cicily with a quick DIY/re-purpose project.

I currently have 3 cribs set up in my house ( yes I said 3!) and hopefully soon will be able to do lots of repurpose projects with 2 of them!

Lisa at Dwell Delightfully caught my attention with this repurposed crib turned fabric storage!

 

I have to confess I went to check out the side rail that’s collecting dust in the back of the closet to see if it would work!

Be sure and check out Lisa’s post and you’ll see how quick and easy it was to make this transformation.

Cicily

Just One Tip

Hi there! Lisa here today to share just one tip with you! I recently saw an item on Pinterest that was a terrific idea for garden tool storage. They had taken PVC products and made all kinds of nifty things out of it for garages and garden sheds. I knew it would transform effortlessly over to smaller craft storage and this is what I found for you!

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This is cute desktop storage and I like the angled design so that all of the supplies stay in place!

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Terrific crayon storage that would also be great for Copic markers!

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Look at these itty bitty ones for storing your Stickles!

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And what crafty girl in her right mind wouldn’t  jazz up this inexpensive storage solution!! I love the polka dot and flora Washi used here, FUN idea!!

So there you go friends, just one tip to use an inexpensive hardware store item for your craft storage!

Lisa

 

CRAFT ROOM {BECKY’S VINTAGE TRAILER}

Hello to all my fellow craft storage enthusiasts. Once again, it’s Hazel, all the way from Sunny SA here to share a “craft room” with you. And what a goodie this is!!! Get a cuppa and let’s head over to Becky from Blue June’s “craft trailer”. No joke. This gal got herself this:

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And then she started crafting and renovating. It would be unfair not to share a few “work in progress” pictures with you. Here is the link to where she did the “red cupboard” and the decoupaged “chest of drawers”. She used pages from a Child Craft book from the 70’s for her funky decoupage.

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The “chest of drawers”:

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Here you can see Becky’s workspace:

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And a bit of peace and quiet to read a book or just “chillax”:

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Have you spotted the decoupaged “walls”?

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I first met Becky’s craft trailer on Flickr early one Sunday morning and I have to tell you this – I spent the whole day on my iPad reading back to January 2013 when she started this project.

I’m a HUGE trailer / caravan fan and would love to own a space like this. So, be sure to expect the unexpected from IMPERFECT ME. I will be back with some more.

In the meantime, have fun reading Becky’s posts. You can find her Flickr gallery here. Her original reveal post on her blog, Blue June here and I’ve also spotted her here  at Roomzaar.

Thanks for joining me today. Remember to leave me some comments and when you visit Becky’s posts, tell her that Craft Storage Ideas sent you and thank her for sharing with us.

Have a GREAT day!

Hazel

Craft studio tour: Honeybear Lane

Happy Monday!  We all hope you enjoyed our blog hop as much as we did!  We’ve got one more winner to announce…

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Congratulations, Kim!  Please send me an email with your address to craftstorageideas {at} yahoo.com!  I definitely want to thank OrganizeMore.com for their sponsorship!  Their products are awesome – and they are wonderful to work with!

And now – back to our regularly scheduled programming!  A gorgeous room from Hazel!

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Hello to all my fellow crafters.  I’m Hazel, all the way from Sunny SA and here today to share Honeybear Lane’s craft room.  Let’s meet the owner, Heidi:  She’s a Blogger, Creator and mother to three. She loves doing everything creative and trying new things. She sells puff quilts and patterns in her quilt shop and her blog, Honeybear Lane was created as a place to find inspiration, motivation and support.

You will remember that we featured her Pegboard some time ago.  If you missed it, you can read all about it here. I used her idea from this post to make storage rails for my Silhouette vinyl.

What I love about Heidi’s room and why I’m walking you through it today, is that it is part of a basement apartment – living room, family room, craft room and office all in one. Best part for me is that it’s a rental.  Lesson to learn: you don’t have to “own” to pretty up your space or get organized.

Here is a view of the whole room:

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The Pegboard houses all the craft tools – easy to access and off the work surface. The desk, chair and lamps are from IKEA. Underneath the desk are four sets of baskets that stores all Heidi’s fabric. This idea really works for me!

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The shelving unit (IKEA Expedit 4×4) houses more baskets and tools. The fabric drawers were initially black, then painted and chalkboard labels stenciled on. Great idea!

We’ve been to the Pegboard before BUT I love these little SmartJars so much that I just have to show you a close-up. Best part is …………………… in the original post you can find an explanation of how they have to be installed as well as some useful tips and tricks.

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I always love to see what people can do with limited resources and this room deserves a standing ovation. Not only does it look like a complete room but all the items can be moved and reallocated to another rental or let’s hope for Heidi’s sake that the next one will be her very, very own. Please hop over to Honeybear Lane and see the original post, have a look around to see Heidi’s fab puff quilts and remember to leave some comments or upload your ideas to our Flickr group. The button to redirect you there is on the right  of the Craft Storage Ideas blog.

Until next time. Keep calm and organize your craft supplies!

Hazel

 

DIY Storage Idea ~ Paper Mache Boxes

Hello friends, Lisa here today with the prettiest little storage box idea made from a Paper Mache box! I found this one at the Smart School House. The possibilities for personalizing this for your creative space are endless. Take a look.

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As you can see this is made from a simple Paper Mache box that can be found at any of your local craft stores. The lid is covered with fabric then topped with a drawer pull. I like the idea of choosing a fabric with a touch of the neutral kraft color in it, then leaving the bottom portion of the box natural!

There are numerous styles and sizes available. Here are just a few that would be fun to personalize.

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You can find the easy step by step  instructions on the Smart School House blog. Thanks for visiting with us today!

Lisa

Daring DIY: Homemade Embellishment Stand

Hello Crafters! It’s Cicily with a daring DIY for you all to try.

I don’t know about the rest of you but embellishments and the dollar bins at Michael’s are starting to stack up in my craft room. I’m getting very tempted to do this amazing DIY myself.

Sharyn from Living Art Fully has a great tutorial on how to make this 3 ring Embellishment floor stand.

I have some lamp parts lying around (I’m an auction junkie!) and now I will be adding this to my list of projects! LOL

Cicily

DIY Ribbon Storage

Hi there! Lisa here today sharing a fun collection of do it yourself ribbon storage ideas. When doing my research for this topic I found so many terrific projects, here are just a few!

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Aren’t these a pretty way to store and display ribbon! Perfect for any style of craft room made with minimal supplies. All of the how to details can be found at The Cottage Mama.

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Mmm mmm mmm I do love this soft aqua and white color combination and this simple rack idea.  And aren’t the items displayed swoon worthy!

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Have a small collection? Even though it’s not the prettiest daisy in the bunch, this idea is simple enough to hang just about anywhere.

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Not handy with tools! How about a this super easy and inexpensive solution. All of the little holes make it possible to pull your ribbon from one side of the basket or both.

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And no do it yourself post would be complete without a project by Marthat Stewart! Isn’t this fabulous ~ a copper gutter! Not too industrial and easy to customize to your desired length. Love it!

There you go friends a few fun ideas for creative ribbon storage. Thanks for visiting!

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just 1 Tip {Repurposed Kitchen Items}

Hallo to all my fellow crafters looking for storage ideas that are pretty, cheap and works. Once again, it’s Hazel all the way from Sunny South Africa and here today to share a few ideas for repurposing kitchen items. Most of us either have them, they can be bought at yard sales for next to nothing and they do give a “vintagy” feel to any space.

What about cake tins or jelly molds?

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On your desk or a shelve:

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And  what about baking sheets?

On the wall:

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In a drawer:

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And of course, I wouldn’t recommend something that I haven’t tried – my brad storage system:

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What about a cupcake stand?

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or a mug holder?

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A flatware caddie?

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That’s it! Why throw away or buy new items if you can reuse, recycle or repurpose?  Thanks for visiting Craft Storage Ideas today and please check back as my fellow contributors and I have lots more to share right here. If you have ideas of your own – we would love to hear and see what you do. Please leave a comment or hop over to my blog and contact me there. Have a great day!
Hazel

Daring DIY: {Bookcase to Armoire}

Today’s Daring DIY comes from the creative minds over at Martha Stewart. I first ran across this idea somewhere else, and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the instructions for how to make one of your very own are posted at Martha Stewart’s website!

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On one side, you have plenty of storage space on the shelves.

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On the other side, a handy, built-in pegboard keeps your favorite and most used tools within reach. And the workspace folds out of the way to allow the two bookcases to close.

 

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And the work space folds down to allow for the bookcases to close and become an inconspicuous craft space in just about any area of your home!

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If you make one of these for yourself (or anyone else, for that matter!), you will HAVE to share it with the rest of us! Be sure to go to Martha Stewart’s post here, for the how-to’s to building this awesome armoire!

Daring DIY: Decorated Jar Lids

It’s Cicily with this week’s Daring DIY. I’m not sure how daring this is, but I’ve been wanting to personalize some jars in my craft room. If you’ve seen my SUPER Craft Room then I bet you can guess what I had in mind!

 

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I have these awesome jars that I picked up at my favorite thrift store. I love my ribbon, flowers and bakers twine showing thru. However the jar lids were painted and not only don’t they match my room, but the paint job isn’t the best.

After picking out my paper I cut circles larger then the lids. I actually decided to keep the yellow lid but run a pattern strip of paper along the outer edge.

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Next I used Mod Podge to “mold” the paper to the lid. I started by covering the top of the lid & the paper with the gooey stuff. If you give the paper a little time to soak up then it’s easy to wrap around things. Just be careful not to let it tear.  I used a rubber band to help hold the wrapping until it dried.

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When it was almost dry I cut the extra paper off leaving just enough to wrap under the lid. don’t leave too much or it could interfere with the lid tightening on the jar. Once it dries enough to remove the rubber band, then I applied Mod Podge to the outside to protect the paper.

At the last minute I added a little “something” to my yellow lid!

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Overall this was a quick DIY and very simple.

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Cicily