What crafter doesn’t like to collect cardstock and decorative paper? I think this is one item I could truthfully say I hoard! It takes a lot of talking to myself sometimes to resist grabbing another pack of pretty paper while out shopping for craft supplies!
I came across a great DIY paper storage unit project recently that now has me wondering if I just might be able to contain my collection once and for all!
Hello! It’s Noelle here today with a cute DIY that you might already have the supplies for! I saw this DIY Crafts Storage Bin on Pinterest. This was s simple crate used for planting herbs on the windowsill. Stephanie from Crazy Little Lovebirds said it was unused in her home and she decided to turn it into craft storage. Here’s how it started out:
She lined it with decorative paper and stamped sweet birds and words on the side. I love how she altered it, but left the wood raw, it’s so cute like this!
She also lined the inside with a few plastic cups so she could have a place to stash some tiny items. It is a crate, so smaller items would fall out the bottom if they weren’t somehow corralled. I happen to have some letter stamps like this myself, and I can tell you, they are teeny-tiny!
Hello Crafters, it’s Cicily the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper. Today I’m going to share with you one of my Daring DIY projects, Ribbon Storage.
As with all storage there’s no right or wrong, it’s all about finding out what works best for you. And if you’re like me you will have some failed ideas, but you just keep trying till you find the right one. As I mentioned with my last post I’m a lover of found objects that I can turn into a useful purpose. That being said it was a little hard to pick which DIY project to share today. I chose the ribbon storage as it was on of my first DIYs and is still working for me.
There’s lots of great ribbon storage ideas, I’ve tried a few and while I loved some of the ideas they just weren’t for me. I was inspired by this post from Cathe at JustSomethingIMade.com. She definitely has a lot of craft goodies in her stash and some things I just couldn’t replicate, so I made my own DIY version.
To start with she used a yard stick, of which I didn’t have one and wasn’t sure where to get one in my little town. I just noticed them at Lowe’s if anyone is interested.
I have a couple curtain rods and chose to use one as the main hanging part of my Ribbon Storage. Now I had to figure out what to hang my ribbon from. I wanted a detachable option just like Cathe’s so I could remove a specific ring. After scrounging thru Walmart these are the hangers I found and then I picked up these Shower curtain rings from the dollar store.
To secure the rings and make them permanent I hot glued them shut and then glued one set of hangers with the eye hooks and one with the hanger hooks.
After sorting my ribbon by color I was ready to hang the rings on the curtain rod.
I’ve had this ribbon storage now for 1.5 years and still am happy with it. There are a few more details on my blog, just click on the pictures to go directly to the post.
I’d love to see your ribbon storage or your DIY projects! Post a link in the comments section and we’ll come check it out.
Hey all! Noelle here with my first ever “Daring DIY” post! This is a new topic we are bringing to you here at Craft Storage Ideas. This original DIY project is from Annie at IdeaLogical Mom.
This is a custom table cover for crafts and playing cards. When I first saw this, I just kept thinking of what a very cool idea this was… Not everyone has space for a craft room, or even a craft closet. And, the truth is that even if you do have a crafty space, you or your kids may still need a place to do messier things like; painting, clay, gluing, and more. This table cover is reversible, one side is felt for playing cards, and the other side is vinyl for those messy but fun activities. You could even use it for things like pumpkin carving, or decorating cookies.
Additionally, if you like to sew, you could use the felt side for pinning things. It would be a nice place to lay out a big piece of fabric, keep it flat, and prevent it from slipping around while you pin a pattern to it. If you do stained glass or pottery work, a felt cover might be just the thing you need to keep your projects from scratching the table. The felt side doesn’t only have to be for cards, although I have been missing game night lately! 😉
I really like that this is elasticized so it won’t slide around like a traditional tablecloth. I use basic vinyl tablecloths for when my youngest pulls out the play-doh, the markers, or paint. However, they get pulled around, and my son will often get frustrated if the cover gets bunched up underneath his picture and he can’t draw a straight enough line, or make his letters just so. (He can be pretty temperamental like many of us artist types!) 😉
Annie is a personal friend, and I know from learning from her in the theater costume shop at college many moons ago that she’s a fabulous seamstress. There is an excellent, detailed tutorial on her blog right here. It even looks simple enough for those of us who are convinced that all we can sew are straight lines (Yes yes, I am talking about me here, I’ve made a LOT of curtains and pillow covers in my day, but never anything *too* complicated, KWIM?) She has some good tips on making one of these, too, even if your table is different than hers.
And, the best part is, it folds up small and can be easily stashed in a tight space until you need it again. Awesome project! I hope you like it as much as I did. 🙂 That is all for me today, I will be back in May with some more great crafty info to share! 🙂